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LitMingle Calendar May 2021

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Pasadena Authors & Illustrators

WHEN:
Saturday, May 1. 10:15AM – 12:00PM

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

ABOUT:
How to Find an Agent

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

Westchester Writers

WHEN:
Wednesday, May 5. 6:00PM – 7:45PM

WHERE:
Meeting via Zoom. RSVP to Renee for the Zoom link by the morning of May 5.

ABOUT:
Guest Speaker: Daka Hermon
The Westchester Writers Mingle is pleased to have Daka Hermon, author of the fantastic middle grade novel Hide and Seeker. She graduated from Agnes Scott College with a Bachelor’s Degree in English Literature/Creative Writing. She works in the entertainment industry and is an active member of the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators.

RSVP:
Please click here to RSVP to Coordinator Renee Carter

Westside Writers

WHEN:
Wednesday, May 5. 7:00PM – 8:45PM

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

ABOUT:
Submission Prep!
Let’s discuss submission strategies and preparing your query.

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

Sherman Oaks Writers & Illustrators

WHEN:
Monday, May 10. 6:30PM – 7:50PM

WHERE:
Meeting via Zoom. Please be sure to RSVP to get the link for this meeting.

ABOUT:
Query Anatomy
Unsure what a query letter is supposed to include? Of course you have to mention your book, but do you also include the synopsis? What do I say about myself? Do I talk about myself at all?

This month, we will dive into the specifics of writing a query letter. Using examples from published authors and agents, we will go over what strong query letters should include and see some examples of queries that grabbed their agent’s attention.

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

Antelope Valley Writers & Illustrators

WHEN:
Wednesday, May 12. 7:00PM – 8:00PM

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

ABOUT:
Plot Points and Story Structure
Developing plots and story structure.

RSVP:
Please click here to RSVP to Coordinator Nancy Whitesides

Montrose Writers & Illustrators

WHEN:
Thursday, May 13. 6:30PM – 8:00PM

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

ABOUT:
Read Like a Writer

Discussion of Printz winner, “Everything Sad is Untrue (a true story)” by Daniel Nayeri

One of the most often bits of advice given to writers at conferences is to read, read, read. They mean more than just reading for pleasure – they mean reading to learn craft. And what better way to learn craft than to read from the best. Not only did this book garner seven starred reviews, it won countless awards, including the Printz medal. Because of the younger protagonist and difficult subject matter, you might find this book in either the middle grade or YA section.

To get the most out of this discussion, it would be best to read the book. Still, don’t let that stop you from joining us. We will be talking about what to look for when reading like a writer.

Just a reminder that most libraries across Los Angeles County are open for contactless hold pick ups as well as e-book loans. If you prefer to buy a copy, it’s a great way to support local indie bookstores. A discussion guide will be available starting mid-April to those who RSVP.

RSVP:
Please click here to RSVP to Coordinator Chris Go

Westside Illustrators

WHEN:
Monday, May 17. 7:00PM – 9:00PM

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

ABOUT:
Summer reading
How to keep up the work on our vision and personal projects so we can succeed!

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 Carmel O’Mara-Horwitz

Burbank Writers & Illustrators

WHEN:
Wednesday, May 19. 7:00PM – 8:30PM

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

TBD

RSVP:
Please click here to RSVP to Coordinator Landon LaRue

 

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