LitMingles This Month
(Click on the name of a Mingle for details. Dates are subject to change.)
West San Gabriel Valley Writers
Wednesday, February 6. 6:15PM – 7:45PM
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.
Critiquenic: Middle Grade & Young Adult
Snacks and bottled water provided.
Please click here to RSVP to Coordinators Renee Carter & Saundra Davis
Wednesday, February 6. 7:00PM – 8:45PM
Ocean Park Branch Library
2601 Main St., Santa Monica, CA 90405
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.
What are the appropriate and inappropriate topics and where do you draw the line in middle grade and young adult stories?
Filtered water provided. Attendees are welcome to bring snacks.
Please click here to RSVP to Coordinators Laurie Young & Rebecca Light
Antelope Valley Writers & Illustrators
Wednesday, February 13. 7:00PM – 8:00PM
39403 W. 10th Street
Concept Books – What are concept books? There will be a discussion of concept books with examples to share.
This year we are having a book discussion in August. The book is Big Magic by Elizabeth Gilbert. The discussion is scheduled for August so members are encouraged to read the book prior to the meeting.
Please click here to RSVP to Coordinators Kay Slowey-Sly & Nancy Whitesides
SFV-Montrose Writers & Illustrators
Monday, February 18. 6:00PM – 8:00PM
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.
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!
Please click here to RSVP to Coordinator Suzy Engelman Block
San Fernando Valley Writers & Illustrators
Monday, February 25. 6:30PM – 7:50PM
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.
First Pages Critique
We’ve been polishing those 1st pages to snag an agent’s attention and keep them reading, so let’s share them with the group and get real time feedback!
Bring up to 250 words from your current work. Each of us will be able to read them aloud to the group and will receive real time feedback. The amount of time each person gets will be based on how many people show up, so you may only get a few minutes to read and get feedback. Be sure to choose your words wisely.
Please click here to RSVP to Coordinators Karen Sampson & Victoria Van Vleet