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LitMingle Calendar April 2020

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April 2020 Next Month

 

 

Westchester Writers

We love our members and visitors! It’s because we care that we are cancelling our April meeting to encourage everyone to stay home and to stay healthy. We hope to meet again in May for our MG/YA critique night.

Westside Writers

WHEN:
Wednesday, April 1. 7:00PM – 8:45PM

WHERE:
Meeting via Zoom. Instructions below.

ABOUT:
Making Art During Difficult Times
A Virtual Mingle
In light of the current situation we will be holding our Mingle scheduled for April 1st (no joke!) via Zoom.

Here is the Zoom link: https://zoom.us/j/120939011

We’ll have a conversation about how—or whether—to focus on our art when world and personal events interrupt. What coping strategies work for you? How do you maintain your routine? Bring your questions and concerns, as well as any tips and techniques for navigating our writing lives while managing stress and anxiety.

You will have to download Zoom the first time you use it. It works on phones or computers/laptops. If you need the meeting number/ID, use the numbers at the end of the link.

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

Pasadena Authors & Illustrators

WHEN:
Saturday, April 4. 10:15AM – 12:00PM

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

ABOUT:
Book Recommendations for shut ins.
This month, we’re inviting our attendees to recommend a book to the group. Please be prepared to tell us why you like the book and whether it has inspired or influenced your writing. PB, CB, MG, YA

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

Antelope Valley Writers & Illustrators

WHEN:
Wednesday, April 8. 7:00PM – 8:00PM

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

ABOUT:
Finding the Audience for Your Self-published Book
How to find the audience for your self-published book. Marketing tips, strategies, and resources.

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, April 9. 6:30PM – 8:00PM

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

About Zoom: You don’t need an account to participate. You can use your computer, laptop, smart phone, or tablet. You will be asked to download an app. Please be sure to test your sound and video (if using) before entering the meeting. This should take only a couple of minutes.

Also note that when you enter the meeting, your sound and video are automatically muted. It’s up to you to unmute by clicking the little “x” (just mouse over the bottom of your screen).

If you need further help or have questions, check out the tutorials and FAQ here: https://support.zoom.us/hc/en-us/categories/200101697

ABOUT:
Share Your Favorite KitLit Resource
Do you have a favorite website, podcast, newsletter, tip, trick, or other resource that helps keep you informed, motivated, or is your go to place when writing or illustrating books for young readers? It’s okay if you don’t either — please feel free to come and learn. After the meeting, a list will be emailed with all the resources mentioned.

RSVP:
Please click here to RSVP to Coordinator Chris Go

Sherman Oaks Writers & Illustrators

WHEN:
Monday, April 13. 6:30PM – 7:50PM

WHERE:
Meeting via Zoom. Information will be sent in the subscriber email. If you would like to join the conference, email us to make sure you are on that subscription list.

ABOUT:
Finding Creativity When Stressed

“In times of stress, the best thing we can do for each other is to listen with our ears and our hearts and to be assured that our questions are just as important as our answers.”
― Fred Rogers

This is a stressful time for everyone. We want to take a moment to step away from the stress in the world. We’ll chat a bit about expert suggestions for working through stress, then we want to hear from everyone about how they are staying creative.

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

Burbank Writers & Illustrators

WHEN:
Wednesday, April 15. 7:00PM – 8:30PM

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

ABOUT:
Mentor texts: please share the children’s books that inspire you and serve as an excellent model. As we stay indoors to cope with this unprecedented pandemic, let’s explore stories that capture and fulfill us.

RSVP:
Please click here to RSVP to Coordinator Yumiko Boecher

South Bay Writers

WHEN:
Thursday, April 16. 6:00PM – 8:00PM

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

ABOUT:
Writer’s Resources.
Come prepared to listen and talk about sources for writers to hone the craft. Come prepared to share what’s in your writer’s tool kit.

RSVP:
Please click here to RSVP to Coordinator Johna Rossetti

Westside Illustrators

WHEN:
Monday, April 20. 7:00PM – 9:00PM

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

ABOUT:
Creative Cocooning
Turning challenges into opportunities

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

 

 
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