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LitMingle Calendar June 2019

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West San Gabriel Valley Writers

Saturday, June 1. 10:15AM – 12:00PM

Lamanda Branch of the Pasadena Library
140 S. Altadena Drive
Pasadena, CA

A Kidlit Book Reviewer’s Perspective

Snacks are welcome, if we have any volunteers.

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

Westchester Writers

Wednesday, June 5. 6:15PM – 7:45PM

WHERE: Special location!
Barnes and Noble
13400 Maxella Avenue, Marina Del Rey
We will meet in front of the store.

Road Trip: Barnes & Noble and Grab A Snack

Snacks and bottled water provided.

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

Westside Writers

Wednesday, June 5. 7:00PM – 8:45PM

Ocean Park Branch Library
2601 Main St., Santa Monica, CA 90405
(310) 458-8683
Corner of Main and Ocean Park. There is some metered parking next to the Library (check the signs carefully) and on Main Street. There is also a metered lot off Neilson, just 1 block west and a long block north.

Back by popular demand — Open Mic Night! Get there early to sign up for a three-minute time slot. We encourage you to read something that you wrote, but if you don’t want to read, we hope you’ll come out and support as audience.

Filtered water provided. Attendees are welcome to bring snacks.

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

Westside Illustrators

Monday, June 10. 7:00PM – 9:00PM

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.

Pumping up your Character Sketching through Animation Techniques

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!

Please click here to RSVP to Coordinator Suzy Engelman Block

Antelope Valley Writers & Illustrators

Wednesday, June 12. 7:00PM – 8:00PM

Panera Bread
39403 W. 10th Street
Palmdale, CA

Favorite Author – Each member is encouraged to share their or one of their favorite authors. This can include any genre.

This year we are having a book discussion in August. The book is Big Magic by Elizabeth Gilbert. The discussion is scheduled for August so members are encouraged to read the book prior to the meeting.

Please click here to RSVP to Coordinator Nancy Whitesides

SFV-Montrose Writers & Illustrators

Thursday, June 13. 6:30PM – 8:00PM

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.

LitMingle Squared
Instead of passing out handouts about networking, we figured the best way to master such skills is to, as Yoda once said, “DO. There is no try.”

So come Mingle at the LitMingle and get to know your fellow kidlit writers and artists a bit better. This is an opportunity to talk about what you are writing, reading, drawing, or creating.

There is no agenda this month. Just come and be social.

Light refreshments will be served.

Please click here to RSVP to Coordinators Todd Horinouchi and Chris Go

San Fernando Valley Writers & Illustrators

Monday, June 24. 6:30PM – 7:50PM

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.

Pitch Practice
You’re talking with a fellow writer (or scarier, an agent!) and they ask you what your book is about. In that moment, the entire English language floats out of your brain and words don’t make sense leaving you to mumble non-coherent phrases. But you swear you had the perfect pitch!

This month, bring your pitch with you. We will take a moment to make sure they are polished, then put the introductions to the test. We will practice introductions and pitches with each other so that we can get more comfortable and confident in letting everyone know exactly what we are working on.

Please click here to RSVP to Coordinators Karen Sampson & Victoria Van Vleet


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