LitMingles This Month
(Click on the name of a Mingle for details. Dates are subject to change.)
Wednesday, March 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.
Snacks and bottled water provided.
Please click here to RSVP to Coordinators Renee Carter & Saundra Davis
Wednesday, March 6. 7:00PM – 8:45PM
WHERE: Special location!
Santa Monica Fairview Branch Library
2101 Ocean Park Blvd., Santa Monica, CA
It’s time for our annual Picture Book Peer Critique Night, in which we break into groups of 5-6 people to offer kind and constructive feedback on each other’s picture book manuscripts. To participate, bring 6 copies of your picture book manuscript (double spaced, please).
Each author will have an allotted amount of time to read and receive feedback. And if you don’t have a PB manuscript ready for critique, we encourage you to come anyway and offer feedback. Giving and listening can be just as valuable as receiving!
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, March 13. 7:00PM – 8:00PM
39403 W. 10th Street
Lyric and Free Verse – What are lyric and free verse writing styles?
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
Thursday, March 14. 6:30PM – 8:00PM
Once Upon a Time Bookstore
2207 Honolulu Ave., Montrose, CA 91020
(next door to Zeke’s)
Bookstore Phone: 818-248-9668
Note: Free parking is available in the large lot behind the shops. Access it via the small alley next to Black Cow Cafe.
PEER CRITIQUE NIGHT!
So you made a New Year’s resolution to get your project done, but maybe you’ve hit a wall. It’s a great time to get feedback from your peers and get unstuck. Come and share what you’ve been working on and receive constructive feedback from a supportive group.
WRITERS: Bring 5 pages (6 copies) to be read aloud (Please make sure your pages follow SCBWI’s “Formatting Your Manuscript” guidelines on page 10 of The Book (https://www.scbwi.org/online-resources/the-book/).
ILLUSTRATORS: Bring a portfolio (5 pieces) or book dummy
Please click here to RSVP to Coordinators Todd Horinouchi and Chris Go
West San Gabriel Valley Writers
Monday, March 18. 7:00PM – 9:00PM
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, March 18. 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.
Improving Your Social (Networking) Presence
Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, Pinterest! There are so many technological platforms to market yourself to readers, but we don’t have time for them all. This month, we will go over which social platforms seem to work best for authors and how to focus on your favorite.
We will have a book club night at the April meeting and will announce the book at the March meeting.
Please click here to RSVP to Coordinators Karen Sampson & Victoria Van Vleet