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LitMingle Calendar November 2020

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Westchester Writers

WHEN:
Wednesday, November 4. 6:00PM – 7:45PM

WHERE:
Meeting via Zoom. RSVP to Renee and Saundra for the Zoom link by the morning of November 4.

ABOUT:
How to Build Tension and Suspense

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

Westside Writers

WHEN:
Wednesday, November 4. 7:00PM – 8:45PM

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

ABOUT:
Subversion in Picture Books!
Speaker Violet Charleston will share her insights on how subversion shows up in our favorite picture books and why it matters.

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

Sherman Oaks Writers & Illustrators

WHEN:
Monday, November 9. 6:30PM – 7:50PM

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

ABOUT:
Peer Critique Night – First Page, Synopsis, or Query Letter

“We all need people who will give us feedback. That’s how we improve.”
― Bill Gates

This Critique Night is going to focus on grabbing an agent’s attention. We will review as a group, ONE of the following that you would like feedback on:
– First Page
– Query Letter, or
– Synopsis

ALL work must be:
– No more than 250 words
– Double spaced
– 12 point font in Times New Roman or Arial
– Fit on 1 page (we will not be scrolling during this meeting)

Please email your work to us as soon as you can so that we can present it during the Zoom meeting. You can attach it with your RSVP or after we email you the Zoom link. PDFs are preferred, but Word docs work as well. Attachments will only be accessible by Victoria and Bill.

Don’t have any work to review? No problem! Join to give constructive feedback and support to your peers.

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

Antelope Valley Writers & Illustrators

WHEN:
Wednesday, November 11. 7:00PM – 8:00PM

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

ABOUT:
Our end of the year virtual get-together.

RSVP:
Please click here to RSVP to Coordinator Nancy Whitesides

Montrose Writers & Illustrators

WHEN:
Thursday, November 12. 6:30PM – 8:00PM

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

ABOUT:
Read like a Writer/Illustrator

One of the most common bits of advice given to aspiring book creators is to READ. But what does that mean exactly? During this meeting, we will talk about everything from how to find the right books to how to use published works to refine your craft. We will also discuss how to make the time to read as well as how to keep track of it all.

Come prepared to share ideas about your reading practice and take notes.

RSVP:
Please click here to RSVP to Coordinator Chris Go

Pasadena Authors & Illustrators

WHEN:
Saturday, November 14. 10:15AM – 12:00PM

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

ABOUT:
Critique Session in Breakout Groups

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

Westside Illustrators

WHEN:
Monday, November 16. 7:00PM – 9:00PM

WHERE:
Meeting via Zoom. RSVP to Carmel at westsideillustratorsmingle@gmail.com for Zoom code (please put “Mingle Zoom Request” in the subject line).

ABOUT:
Nuts & Bolts: A look at creating virtual dummies, and a conversation on the nuts and bolts of children’s book illustration.

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 Carmel O’Mara-Horwitz – westsideillustratorsmingle@gmail.com (please put “Mingle Zoom Request” in the subject line)

Burbank Writers & Illustrators

WHEN:
Wednesday, November 18. 7:00PM – 8:30PM

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

ABOUT:
Before Your First Draft: What steps do you take to start a new book? Brainstorming, researching (topics/comps), outlining, etc. Please share what you do!

RSVP:
Please click here to RSVP to Coordinator Yumiko Boecher

South Bay Writers

WHEN:
Thursday, November 19. 6:00PM – 8:00PM

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

ABOUT:
Seasonal Children’s Books.
There are celebrations year round and that’s no different in the world of Children’s Literature. Come prepared to share your favorite seasonal/holiday children’s book. Note that this is not limited to Halloween, Thanksgiving, and Christmas. What favorite holiday would you want to write about?

RSVP:
Please click here to RSVP to Coordinator Johna Rossetti

 

 
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