LitMingle Calendar October 2017

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LitMingles This Month
(Click on the name of a Mingle for details. Dates are subject to change.)
Wednesday, October 4
Westchester Writers
Wednesday, October 4
Westside Writers
Wednesday, October 11
Antelope Valley Writers & Illustrators
Thursday, October 12
South Bay Writers & Illustrators
Thursday, October 12
SFV-Montrose Writers & Illustrators
Monday, October 16
Westside Illustrators
Monday, October 23
San Fernando Valley Writers & Illustrators
Thursday, October 26
South LA Writers
Saturday, October 28
West San Gabriel Valley Writers
NOT Mingling This Month
Hollywood Writers

 

Westchester Writers

WHEN:
Wednesday, October 4. 6:15 PM – 7:45 PM

WHERE:
The Westchester Loyola Village Branch Library
7114 W. Manchester Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90045
The Westchester–Loyola Village Branch Library has ample free parking in the back and on the street in front. It is also within two blocks of the Santa Monica and Los Angeles Metro bus lines.

ABOUT:
Share it on the page!
Why & how to show readers the characters’ angst, fear & emotions

EXTRAS:
Snacks and bottled water provided.

RSVP:
Please click here to RSVP to Coordinators Renee Carter & Saundra Davis

Westside Writers

WHEN:
Wednesday, October 4. 7:00 PM – 8:45 PM

WHERE:
Ocean Park Branch Library
2601 Main St., Santa Monica, CA 90405
(310) 458-8683
Corner of Main and Ocean Park. There is some metered parking next to the Library (check the signs carefully) and on Main Street. There is also a metered lot off Neilson, just 1 block west and a long block north.

ABOUT:
The Elusive Voice – What is voice? How can it be cultivated? Bring your questions, comments, and thoughts.

EXTRAS:
Filtered water provided. Attendees are welcome to bring snacks.

RSVP:
Please click here to RSVP to Coordinators Laurie Young & Lori Snyder

Antelope Valley Writers & Illustrators

WHEN:
Wednesday, October 11. 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM

WHERE:
Panera Bread
39403 10th St. West, Palmdale, CA 93551

ABOUT:
Adapting Folk Tales – How are old tales made new again? A look at how writers adapt old tales using new ideas and concepts.

RSVP:
Please click here to RSVP to Coordinators Kay Slowey-Sly & Nancy Whitesides

South Bay Writers & Illustrators

WHEN:
Thursday, October 12. 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

WHERE:
714 Elvira Ave #B (Rear Unit), Redondo Beach
Just off Knob Hill, 1 block west of PCH, walk back the driveway to the rear unit of this Spanish Mediterranean duplex, next to a light gray coastal-plantation style duplex. Parking is available on the street.

ABOUT:
Come join us for an evening of networking and publishing advice. Guest speaker Donna Sozio, published author and publishing consultant will be available to share her experience, knowledge and insight into the wild world of publishing.

EXTRAS:
Light refreshments will be provided.

RSVP:
Please click here to RSVP to Coordinators Kay Haring and Jen Minich

SFV-Montrose Writers & Illustrators

WHEN:
Thursday, October 12. 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM

WHERE:
Once Upon a Time Bookshoppe
2207 Honolulu Ave., Montrose, CA 91020
(next door to Zeke’s)
Bookstore Phone: 818-248-9668

Note: If you can’t find street parking, go through the alley, by Black Cow in a big lot.

ABOUT:
TBD

RSVP:
Please click here to RSVP to Coordinator Jennifer Swain

Westside Illustrators

WHEN:
Monday, October 16. 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM

WHERE:
445 15th St., Santa Monica, CA 90402
(A two story Spanish-style private home. 5 blocks north of Wilshire, between Montana & San Vicente.)
Free residential street parking.

ABOUT:
Storytelling and the Dummy!

Let’s move towards book building from start to finish! Bring your ideas and dummies-in-progress, or a single illustration.

A portion of every meeting this year will be reviewing story or dummy progress!

Let’s also review our individual creative goals.

Have some 2017 picture books to share? It’s Caldecott Medal season!

Let’s enjoy a fun creative evening together & move forward in our common pursuit of making a contribution to the world of children’s illustration and literature!

RSVP:
Please click here to RSVP to Coordinator Suzy Engelman Block

San Fernando Valley Writers & Illustrators

WHEN:
Monday, October 23. 6:30 PM – 7:50 PM

WHERE: (Special Location!)
CHILDREN’S BOOK WORLD
10580 1/2 W. Pico Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90064
(310) 559-BOOK/2665
There is parking behind the store, metered parking on the street, and a public parking lot on Prosser Ave.

ABOUT:
San Fernando Valley LitMingle is taking its First Field Trip to…
CHILDREN’S BOOK WORLD – Best of LA 2017
Are you interested in what’s selling in the world of children’s books? Join us for a private information and Q&A session with the staff of Children’s Book World on Monday, October 23. This is an amazing opportunity to get a private consultation on what children’s books are successful, what parents buy, and what teachers are looking for. In addition to all of that, we, your loyal LitMingle coordinators, will be hosting a drawing for free books!!!!

RSVP:
Please let us know if you will attend (It’s TOTALLY worth the drive.) so we can provide a head count for Children’s Book World. Children’s Book World has plenty of space to gather around, but limited seating, so arrive early if you want a chair.
Please click here to RSVP to Coordinators Karen Sampson & Jennifer S. Pitts

Important Disclaimer: Children’s Book World does not consign or sell self-published titles. They will be happy to discuss ways to see books get published and/or sold in other stores but Children’s Book World is strict with this policy. For that reason, they are also unable to take any submissions or book copies for review or feedback.

South LA Writers

WHEN:
Thursday, October 26. 6:30 – 7:45 PM

WHERE:
Meeting Room of the Baldwin Hills Library
2906 South LaBrea Avenue, LA CA 90016
Library phone: (323) 733-1196

ABOUT:
TBD

RSVP:
Please click here to RSVP to Coordinator Jean Perry

West San Gabriel Valley Writers

WHEN:
Saturday, October 28. 10:15 AM – 12:00 NOON

WHERE:
Sierra Madre Episcopal Church of the Ascension
Church parish hall meeting room
25 East Laurel Avenue, Sierra Madre
Members should follow our SCBWI signs and we’ll be outside to help everyone find their way prior to start of meeting.

ABOUT:
Sept 2017-July 2018: Words and Music: Writing in La la Land

Turn the Page
“Bob Seeger reminds us of the value of making a dummy so we will.” Please bring either an already made dummy or the tools you’d like to use to construct one.

EXTRAS:
Snacks are welcome, if we have any volunteers.

RSVP:
Please click here to RSVP to Coordinators Heather Banis & Ronna Mandel

 

 
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