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LitMingle Calendar January 2021

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(Click on the name of a Mingle for details. Dates are subject to change.)

 

Westchester Writers

WHEN:
Wednesday, January 6. 6:00PM – 7:45PM

WHERE:
Meeting via Zoom. RSVP to Renee and Saundra for the Zoom link by the morning of January 6.

ABOUT:
Anatomy of the Protagonist

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

Westside Writers

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

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

ABOUT:
#Pitmad, #DVPit, and other Twitter Contests!
Let’s discuss how to prepare for Twitter contests and how to make your pitch irresistible!

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

Sherman Oaks Writers & Illustrators

WHEN:
Monday, January 11. 6:30PM – 7:50PM

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

ABOUT:
Must Reads of 2021
Let’s kickoff 2021 by compiling a list of the most anticipated books scheduled for release in the coming year. Many of our favorite storytellers (Sarah J. Maas, Neil Gaiman, Cassandra Clare, John Green, Victoria Schwab) have new titles on the way along with several anticipated debut authors. With so many options available, we want to hear from you. What gets you excited about a book? Where do you go to find new titles? Why are you loyal to certain authors? How big is your TBR (To Be Read) list? Bring a list of your top 3 anticipated books for the year and share your inspiring thoughts with us.

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

Antelope Valley Writers & Illustrators

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

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

ABOUT:
How to make a picture book dummy
You will need your typed picture book manuscript, ideally less than 700 words, scissors, scotch tape, 16 pieces of 8/12 x 11 paper or to save paper need 8 pieces of paper cut in half either portrait or landscape.

Please read ahead for the February Mingle: This year’s February book club will be about Stephen King’s book, ON WRITING: A Memoir of the Craft.

RSVP:
Please click here to RSVP to Coordinator Nancy Whitesides

Montrose Writers & Illustrators

WHEN:
Thursday, January 14. 6:30PM – 8:00PM

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

ABOUT:
All Things Critique Group (except an actual critique)
Let’s discuss how you find them, what to expect, how to keep them going, and most importantly, how not to annoy your critique partners. Come with questions and to share your experience. Next month we will have an actual critique night to put what we learn into practice.

RSVP:
Please click here to RSVP to Coordinator Chris Go

Pasadena Authors & Illustrators

WHEN:
Saturday, January 16. 10:15AM – 12:00PM

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

ABOUT:
From Stuck to Unstuck

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

Westside Illustrators

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

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

ABOUT:
Portfolios! The New York Winter conference will be coming up from February 19th to 21st, 2021. Because a Dummy is a valuable part of your portfolio we will also talk about the wonderful Dummy Day event many of us attended. (We got such great information at dummy day we should review it!)

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

Burbank Writers & Illustrators

WHEN:
Wednesday, January 20. 7:00PM – 8:30PM

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

ABOUT:
TBD

RSVP:
Please click here to RSVP to Coordinator Yumiko Boecher

South Bay Writers

WHEN:
Thursday, January 21. 6:00PM – 8:00PM

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

ABOUT:
With 2020 behind us, let’s focus on 2021 and what our KidLit goals are for the year. What did we learn in the past year with respect to our writing? What do we want to work on this year? Join the South Bay LitMingle to share what worked and did not work for you in 2020. Perhaps by sharing our struggles and triumphs we can help one another in the coming year.

RSVP:
Please click here to RSVP to Coordinator Johna Rossetti

 

 
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