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LitMingle Calendar April 2021

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April 2021 Next Month

 

 

Pasadena Authors & Illustrators

WHEN:
Saturday, April 3. 10:15AM – 12:00PM

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

ABOUT:
Dialogue Punchup

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

Westchester Writers

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

WHERE:
Meeting via Zoom. RSVP to Renee for the Zoom link by the morning of April 7.

ABOUT:
Critiqunix: Middle Grade & Young Adult

RSVP:
Please click here to RSVP to Coordinator Renee Carter

Westside Writers

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

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

ABOUT:
MG/YA Critique Night!
Bring 4 pages from your middle grade or young adult manuscript to share. We will break out into smaller groups and each author will get an allotted amount of time to read and receive feedback.

If you don’t write MG or YA, or don’t want to bring material to share, please come anyway. Those reading will appreciate your input, and giving feedback can be as valuable as receiving it!

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

Montrose Writers & Illustrators

WHEN:
Thursday, April 8. 6:30PM – 8:00PM

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

ABOUT:
Write In

It’s spring, and definitely time to dust off your workspace and either get back to work or take a fresh look at your current work-in-progress. Why not join us for a writing prompt or two to get the gears turning?

The idea is simple. Use the writing prompt to write whatever comes to mind. Maybe take characters from a work-in-progress and write a scene, or perhaps try something brand new. It’s up to you if you want to share or not. This is a no pressure situation where all feedback should be encouraging – everyone is on the same page.

Bring something to write with, or use your computer in front of you. Everyone will go to their own breakout room and should feel free to turn off your camera during the actual writing.

We will also discuss where to find opportunities to write with others, and how to find writing prompts.

RSVP:
Please click here to RSVP to Coordinator Chris Go

Sherman Oaks Writers & Illustrators

WHEN:
Monday, April 12. 6:30PM – 7:50PM

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

ABOUT:
GUEST SPEAKER: Alyssa Colman – Author

Alyssa Colman is the author of magical adventures for middle grade readers. Her debut novel, THE GILDED GIRL, will be available from Macmillan/Farrar, Straus and Giroux Books for Young Readers on April 6, 2021 and her second book will appear on April 5, 2022.

She will talk to our group about her beginnings as a playwright in New York and transitioning into novels after her move to Los Angeles. She began by writing young adult stories until she discovered her love for middle grade, which led to her landing an agent and being offered a two book deal.

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

Antelope Valley Writers & Illustrators

WHEN:
Wednesday, April 14. 7:00PM – 8:00PM

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

ABOUT:
Graphic Novel Writing
Advice and mentor texts.

RSVP:
Please click here to RSVP to Coordinator Nancy Whitesides

Westside Illustrators

WHEN:
Monday, April 19. 7:00PM – 9:00PM

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

ABOUT:
Nuts & Bolts of Illustration!
A fun and informative discussion on our many styles and favorite hacks to make a book its best!

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, April 21. 7:00PM – 8:30PM

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

TBD

RSVP:
Please click here to RSVP to Coordinator Landon LaRue

 

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