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LitMingle Calendar June 2020

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Westchester Writers

WHEN:
Wednesday, June 3. 6:15PM – 7:45PM

WHERE:
Meeting via Zoom. RSVP to Renee and Saundra for the Zoom link by the morning of June 3.

ABOUT:
Writers Resources

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

Westside Writers

WHEN:
Wednesday, June 3. 7:00PM – 8:45PM

WHERE:
Meeting via Zoom. RSVP to Laurie and Rebecca for the Zoom link and password.

ABOUT:
“Every new beginning comes from some other beginning’s end.” –Semisonic

As we contemplate our new normals and figure out how to begin again, let’s look at how to begin our stories. How do we capture a reader’s attention when there are so many other things and mediums fighting for that space?

Bring a book with your favorite opening lines to share and we’ll discuss what keeps us reading.

RSVP:
Please click here to RSVP to Coordinators Laurie Young & Rebecca Light

Pasadena Authors & Illustrators

WHEN:
Saturday, June 6. 10:30AM – 12:30PM

WHERE:
Meeting via Zoom. RSVP to Ronna and Kyle for Zoom code.

ABOUT:
First Pages. Attendees will share three minutes of any work in progress and get feedback as time allows.

RSVP:
Please click here to RSVP to Coordinators Ronna Mandel & Kyle Herrman

Sherman Oaks Writers & Illustrators

WHEN:
Monday, June 8. 6:30PM – 7:50PM

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:
Peer Critique Night

“Criticism, like rain, should be gentle enough to nourish a man’s growth without destroying his roots.”
– Frank A. Clark

You’ve been working on those stories, now it’s time to get feedback from your peers. Please join us for some instant feedback at our bi-annual PEER CRITIQUE NIGHT.

Bring six copies of five pages from your manuscript. (Please make sure your pages follow the FORMATTING YOUR MANUSCRIPT guidelines on page 10 of SCBWI’s The Book.) This may be the first five pages or any other five pages, but if you bring something from the middle of your book, be prepared to give a short summary of what happened prior to those pages. We will put people in genre groups, so be sure to RSVP with what genre you are planning on bringing.

RSVP:
Please click here to RSVP to Coordinators Victoria Van Vleet & Bill Povletich

Antelope Valley Writers & Illustrators

WHEN:
Wednesday, June 10. 7:00PM – 8:00PM

WHERE:
Meeting via Zoom. RSVP to Nancy for instructions.

ABOUT:
Tools for Writing Non-fiction
What are the tools, techniques, and resources needed to write non-fiction.

This year our mingle will discuss ATOMIC HABITS by James Clear. Minglers are encouraged to read the book prior to the August meeting.

RSVP:
Please click here to RSVP to Coordinator Nancy Whitesides

Montrose Writers & Illustrators

WHEN:
Thursday, June 11. 6:30PM – 8:00PM

WHERE:
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. Please be aware that metered parking in the area is now enforced until 8pm.

ABOUT:
TBD

RSVP:
Please click here to RSVP to Coordinator Chris Go

Westside Illustrators

WHEN:
Monday, June 15. 7:00PM – 9:00PM

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:
TBD

Theme for the year: “Gettin’ Down ‘n Dirty” …accessing the artist within

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

Burbank Writers & Illustrators

WHEN:
Wednesday, June 17. 7:00PM – 8:30PM

WHERE:
334 N. Lomita St.
Burbank, CA 91506
Free residential street parking available.

ABOUT:
TBD

RSVP:
Please click here to RSVP to Coordinator Yumiko Boecher

South Bay Writers

WHEN:
Thursday, June 18. 6:00PM – 8:00PM

WHERE:
Meeting via Zoom. RSVP to Johna for instructions.

ABOUT:
Publishing: Traditional or Non-Traditional.
Let’s discuss the various paths to publishing. Traditional with publishers and agents; self-published; and on-demand.

RSVP:
Please click here to RSVP to Coordinator Johna Rossetti

 

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