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LitMingle Calendar February 2019

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(Click on the name of a Mingle for details. Dates are subject to change.)
Saturday, February 2
West San Gabriel Valley Writers
Wednesday, February 6
Westchester Writers
Wednesday, February 6
Westside Writers
Wednesday, February 13
Antelope Valley Writers & Illustrators
Wednesday, February 13
SFV-Montrose Writers & Illustrators
Monday, February 18
Westside Illustrators
Monday, February 25
San Fernando Valley Writers & Illustrators

 

West San Gabriel Valley Writers

WHEN:
Saturday, February 2. 10:15AM – 12:00PM

WHERE:
Santa Catalina Branch of the Pasadena Library
999 East Washington Boulevard
Pasadena, CA 91104

ABOUT:
Resources for Writers

EXTRAS:
Snacks are welcome, if we have any volunteers.

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

Westchester Writers

WHEN:
Wednesday, February 6. 6:15PM – 7:45PM

WHERE:
The Westchester Loyola Village Branch Library
7114 W. Manchester Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90045
The Westchester–Loyola Village Branch Library has ample free parking in the back and on the street in front. It is also within two blocks of the Santa Monica and Los Angeles Metro bus lines.

ABOUT:
Critiquenic: Middle Grade & Young Adult

EXTRAS:
Snacks and bottled water provided.

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

Westside Writers

WHEN:
Wednesday, February 6. 7:00PM – 8:45PM

WHERE:
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.

ABOUT:
Nicole Maggi, author of five YA novels, including The Twin Willows trilogy, The Forgetting, and the heartbreaking, What They Don’t Know, will speak about her publishing journey and what happens AFTER you sell your book.

EXTRAS:
Filtered water provided. Attendees are welcome to bring snacks.

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

Antelope Valley Writers & Illustrators

WHEN:
Wednesday, February 13. 7:00PM – 8:00PM

WHERE:
Panera Bread
39403 W. 10th Street
Palmdale, CA

ABOUT:
Concept Books – What are concept books? There will be a discussion of concept books with examples to share.

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.

RSVP:
Please click here to RSVP to Coordinators Kay Slowey-Sly & Nancy Whitesides

SFV-Montrose Writers & Illustrators

WHEN:
Wednesday, February 13. 6:30PM – 8:00PM Special date due to Valentine’s Day

WHERE:
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.

ABOUT:
Special Q&A with Maureen Palacios, owner of Once Upon a Time bookstore. Maureen will share a little background on the oldest children’s bookstore in the U.S. along with her insights into the importance of independent bookstores in children’s book sales, her thoughts on what is needed (or popular) in the marketplace, and she’ll answer any other questions you may have regarding children’s literature. You won’t want to miss this one!

Discussion: American Library Association (ALA) Youth Media Awards winners – who won the Caldecott and Newbery awards this year?

Share your progress on your 2019 goals.

What are you reading now in children’s literature?

And more!

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

Westside Illustrators

WHEN:
Monday, February 18. 7:00PM – 9:00PM

WHERE:
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.

ABOUT:
Dummy Smarts Workshop
BRING 10 pages copy paper, scissors, glue stick or tape, pencil and eraser

Used Book Exchange
BRING LitMingle-related used books for exchange

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

San Fernando Valley Writers & Illustrators

WHEN:
Monday, February 25. 6:30PM – 7:50PM

WHERE:
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.

ABOUT:
First Pages Critique
We’ve been polishing those 1st pages to snag an agent’s attention and keep them reading, so let’s share them with the group and get real time feedback!

Bring up to 250 words from your current work. Each of us will be able to read them aloud to the group and will receive real time feedback. The amount of time each person gets will be based on how many people show up, so you may only get a few minutes to read and get feedback. Be sure to choose your words wisely.

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

 

 
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