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LitMingle Calendar February 2021

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Westchester Writers

WHEN:
Wednesday, February 3. 6:00PM – 7:45PM

WHERE:
Meeting via Zoom. RSVP to Renee for the Zoom link by the morning of February 3.

ABOUT:
Peer Critique of The First 500 Words or Synopsis Of Your Work In Progress.

RSVP:
Please click here to RSVP to Coordinator Renee Carter

Westside Writers

WHEN:
Wednesday, February 3. 7:00PM – 8:45PM

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

ABOUT:
Feel the Feels!
How to put your heart into your work. We’ll discuss ways to add emotion and depth to our writing.

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

Pasadena Authors & Illustrators

WHEN:
Saturday, February 6. 10:15AM – 12:00PM

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

ABOUT:
Pitching Practice

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

Sherman Oaks Writers & Illustrators

WHEN:
Monday, February 8. 6:30PM – 7:50PM

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

ABOUT:
Dynamic Visual Storytelling
The art of visual storytelling is as old as the human race itself. Throughout history, from cave drawings to ebooks, our most primal forms of communication are intensely visual in nature. That’s why it’s more critical than ever to understand and harness visual storytelling techniques today so our stories can make an immediate emotional connection with readers. Join us to go beyond the words to discover why so many of the world’s most beloved stories are immortalized as picture books, chapter books and graphic novels.

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

Antelope Valley Writers & Illustrators

WHEN:
Wednesday, February 10. 7:00PM – 8:00PM

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

ABOUT:
Book Club
ON WRITING: A Memoir of the Craft by Stephen King

RSVP:
Please click here to RSVP to Coordinator Nancy Whitesides

Montrose Writers & Illustrators

WHEN:
Thursday, February 11. 6:30PM – 8:00PM

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

ABOUT:
Critique Night
Sharing your work with other writers and artists is one of the best ways to grow in your writing practice — just read the acknowledgments of any book, to see how often people from writing groups are mentioned.

Please prepare either a picture book manuscript or the first five pages (double spaced with one inch margins all around) of your work in progress (WIP). These pages will be read aloud to the group. Illustrators may share up to five pieces of artwork.

Because we will be meeting on Zoom, it is important that everyone who wants to share pages for critique RSVP no later than noon on Wednesday, February 10 with a description of what you plan to share (e.g., picture book, middle grade, young adult, illustrators). If your work is a specific genre like nonfiction, fantasy, or historical fiction, please include that as well. Depending on the response, we will break into smaller groups.

RSVP:
Please click here to RSVP to Coordinator Chris Go

Westside Illustrators

WHEN:
Monday, February 15. 7:00PM – 9:00PM

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

ABOUT:
Creating or finding a critique group!

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

South Bay Writers

WHEN:
Thursday, February 18. 7:00PM – 8:00PM

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

ABOUT:
Brainstorming & Coming Up With Your Next Idea!
Join our discussion to share and learn how we all get inspired to write about something.

RSVP:
Please click here to RSVP to Coordinator Johna Rossetti

Burbank Writers & Illustrators

WHEN:
Thursday, February 25. 7:00PM – 8:30PM

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

If one of your goals is to query or participate in PitMad (coming up on March 4 btw), you’re going to need a good log line. Let’s talk about the overall query process as well as how to squeeze your pitch into 280 characters.

RSVP:
Please click here to RSVP to Coordinator Landon LaRue

 

 
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