LitMingle Calendar March 2017

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LitMingles This Month
(Click on the name of a Mingle for details. Dates are subject to change.)
Wednesday, March 1
Westchester Writers
Wednesday, March 1
Westside Writers
Wednesday, March 8
Antelope Valley Writers & Illustrators
Thursday, March 9
SFV-Montrose Writers & Illustrators
Thursday, March 9
South Bay Writers
Monday, March 20
San Fernando Valley Writers & Illustrators
Monday, March 20
Westside Illustrators
Thursday, March 23
Hollywood Writers
Saturday, March 25
West San Gabriel Valley Writers
NOT Mingling This Month
Santa Clarita Writers

 

Westchester Writers

WHEN:
Wednesday, March 1. 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:
Critiquenix (Middle Grade, Young Adult, New Adult) : Bring 5 copies (4 pages each) of your middle grade, young adult or new adult manuscript for feedback from fellow writers.

EXTRAS:
Snacks and bottled water provided.

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

Westside Writers

WHEN:
Wednesday, March 1. 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:
PB peer critique night

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, March 8. 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM

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

ABOUT:
Writing for Special Needs – How do you approach the delicate subject of special needs when writing for children and teens? What areas of special needs have needs?‬

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

SFV-Montrose Writers & Illustrators

WHEN:
Thursday, March 9. 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

South Bay Writers

WHEN:
Thursday, March 9. 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM

WHERE:
El Segundo Public Library
111 W Mariposa Ave, El Segundo, CA 90245

ABOUT:
Discussion – Developing an Elevator Pitch

RSVP:
Please click here to RSVP to Coordinator Darlene Gaston

San Fernando Valley Writers & Illustrators

WHEN:
Monday, March 20. 6:30 PM – 7:50 PM Special date!

WHERE:
Meeting Room of the Los Angeles Public Library – Sherman Oaks
14245 Moorpark St., Sherman Oaks, CA 91423
There is parking in the lot (if you can find a spot) and unrestricted (free) parking on the nearby streets.

ABOUT:
Book Club Night
Wired for Story: The Writer’s Guide to Using Brain Science to Hook Readers from the Very First Sentence

“…what draws us into a story and keeps us there is the firing of our dopamine neurons, signaling that intriguing information is on the way.” ― Lisa Cron

Now that you’ve read the book, join us Monday, March 20th as we discuss how we are all Wired for Story.

RSVP:
Please click here to RSVP to Coordinators Karen Sampson & Jennifer Pitts

Westside Illustrators

WHEN:
Monday, March 20. 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:
PART DEUX! Social Media and YOU!
EXPLORATION and CRITIQUE
We will critique OUR websites and online presence!

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

Hollywood Writers

WHEN:
Thursday, March 23. 6:00 – 7:45 PM

WHERE:
Meeting Room of the Los Angeles Public Library – Fairfax Branch
161 South Gardner St., Los Angeles, CA 90036
Library phone: (323) 936-6191
South Gardner Ave is on Third Street, about three blocks west of LaBrea Ave. There is a 7-Eleven on the corner of South Gardner.

ABOUT:
Guest Speaker: Rhonda Hayter, author of The Witchy Worries of Abbie Adams and freelance copy editor presenting: Ten tips for getting your manuscript in shape for editors and agents.

EXTRAS:
Snacks are always appreciated. Please keep it simple.

RSVP:
Please click here to RSVP to Coordinators Jean Perry & A.J. Cosmo

West San Gabriel Valley Writers

WHEN:
Saturday, March 25. 10:15 AM – 12:00 NOON

WHERE:
Hastings Branch Library in Pasadena
3325 E. Orange Grove Blvd., Pasadena, CA 91107
(Corner of Orange Grove and Sierra Madre Villa.)

ABOUT:
Sept 2016-July 2017: The WSGV Mingle World Series
Center field – Art as central to the story – with special guest speaker

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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