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LitMingle Calendar September 2020

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Westchester Writers

WHEN:
Wednesday, September 2. 6:15PM – 7:45PM

WHERE:
Meeting via Zoom. RSVP to Renee and Saundra for the Zoom link by the morning of September 2.

ABOUT:
Dive Into Fantasy in the Middle Grade and Young Adult Novel

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

Westside Writers

WHEN:
Wednesday, September 2. 7:00PM – 8:45PM

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

ABOUT:
A Mingle Medley!
Welcome back! We hope you had a wonderful summer and are looking forward to Mingling again. This month, we’ve put together a medley of topics—something for everyone. We’ll do a recap of the SCBWI Summer Spectacular, a wellness check to see how everyone is staying creative, and to close out the evening, a writing prompt!

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

Antelope Valley Writers & Illustrators

WHEN:
Wednesday, September 9. 7:00PM – 8:00PM

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

ABOUT:
Book Feature:
Lessons from Lisa Cron’s book, STORY GENIUS: How to Use Brain Science to Go Beyond Outlining and Write a Riveting Novel.

RSVP:
Please click here to RSVP to Coordinator Nancy Whitesides

Montrose Writers & Illustrators

WHEN:
Thursday, September 10. 6:30PM – 8:00PM

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

ABOUT:
Did the SCBWI Conference make you think, maybe the MFA is for me? (In case you didn’t know Vermont College of Fine Arts (VCFA) sponsored the SCBWI Summer Spectacular, and is offering to waive the application fee for SCBWI members.) It happens that one of our own members, Margaret McGlynn, is a graduate of the Writing for Children and Teens program at VCFA. She has generously agreed to speak with us about her experience, as well as answer questions you may have. (In case you were wondering, the deadline to apply is September 15 for priority, and October 15 for regular).

Like all Mingles, this event is open to everyone in the LA Region and we hope you will join us if you considering if the MFA is right for your career path.

RSVP:
Please click here to RSVP to Coordinator Chris Go

Sherman Oaks Writers & Illustrators

WHEN:
Monday, September 14. 6:30PM – 7:50PM

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

ABOUT:
Guest Speakers Emily Wibberley and Austin Siegemund-Broka

“I don’t give up easily. People who give up don’t deserve what they want.”
~ If I’m Being Honest By Emily Wibberley and Austin Siegemund-Broka

Husband and wife, Emily and Austin are the co-authors of three amazing YA contemporary novels and have more novels scheduled for publication. Always Never Yours was published on May 22, 2018, If I’m Being Honest was published on April 23, 2019, and Time of Our Lives was released on April 21, 2020. Join us on Zoom this month to hear their insights into the publishing world, how they are able to co-author their books, and get writing tips to strengthen your stories.

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

Burbank Writers & Illustrators

WHEN:
Wednesday, September 16. 7:00PM – 8:30PM

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

ABOUT:
Recap of SCBWI Summer Spectacular Conference: It was spectacular and then some! The video recordings are available to the conference attendees through the end of August. At this LitMingle, please share your key takeaways and how you’ll implement them. Let’s get the creative juices flowing!

RSVP:
Please click here to RSVP to Coordinator Yumiko Boecher

South Bay Writers

WHEN:
Thursday, September 17. 6:00PM – 8:00PM

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

ABOUT:
Pitches and Query Letters.

RSVP:
Please click here to RSVP to Coordinator Johna Rossetti

Pasadena Authors & Illustrators

WHEN:
Saturday, September 19. 10:30AM – 12:30PM

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

ABOUT:
Writing Prompts/Creative Writing Workshop

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

Westside Illustrators

WHEN:
Monday, September 21. 7:00PM – 9:00PM

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

ABOUT:
SHARE your projects! We will help you on your JOURNEY with tangible steps!

New Season: “New SMART Goals”

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

 

 
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