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LitMingle Calendar June 2018

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LitMingles This Month
(Click on the name of a Mingle for details. Dates are subject to change.)
Wednesday, June 6
Westchester Writers
Wednesday, June 6
Westside Writers
Wednesday, June 13
Antelope Valley Writers & Illustrators
Thursday, June 14
South Bay Writers & Illustrators
Thursday, June 14
SFV-Montrose Writers & Illustrators
Monday, June 18
Westside Illustrators
Saturday, June 23
West San Gabriel Valley Writers
Monday, June 25
San Fernando Valley Writers & Illustrators
Thursday, June 28
South LA Writers

 

Westchester Writers

WHEN:
Wednesday, June 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:
End of Season Party: Games, Extra Special Snacks & Writing Tools Extravaganza

EXTRAS:
Snacks and bottled water provided.

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

Westside Writers

WHEN:
Wednesday, June 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:
Open Mic Night! Bring your best 300 words (or 3 minutes) to read—or you can choose to read something from a favorite book you adore—or just come to listen and support your fellow writers!

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, June 13. 7:00PM – 8:00PM

WHERE:
Panera Bread
39403 10th St. West, Palmdale, CA 93551

ABOUT:
Backstory – The story before the story!

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

South Bay Writers & Illustrators

WHEN:
Thursday, June 14. 6:00PM – 8:00PM

WHERE:
TBD

ABOUT:
TBD

EXTRAS:
Light refreshments will be provided.

RSVP:
Please click here to RSVP to Coordinators Jen Minich & Diana Otto

SFV-Montrose Writers & Illustrators

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

WHERE:
Once Upon a Time Bookshoppe
2207 Honolulu Ave., Montrose, CA 91020
(next door to Zeke’s)
Bookstore Phone: 818-248-9668

Note: If you can’t find street parking, go through the alley, by Black Cow in a big lot.

ABOUT:
It’s our June PEER CRITIQUE NIGHT!

Did you miss the L.A. Critique Day? Looking for more feedback? Feeling stuck with a particular chapter? Ready to get first impressions of your illustrations or book dummy? Come and share what you are working on and receive some constructive feedback from a supportive group.

GUIDELINES
WRITERS: Bring 5 pages (6 copies) to be read aloud (Please make sure your pages follow the SCBWI FORMATTING YOUR MANUSCRIPT guidelines on page 10 of SCBWI’S The Book.)
ILLUSTRATORS: Bring a portfolio (5 pieces) or book dummy

Please note that we are on hiatus during July and August, so don’t miss our last meeting before the Summer break!

RSVP:
Please click here to RSVP to Coordinators Jennifer Swain & Todd Horinouchi

Westside Illustrators

WHEN:
Monday, June 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:
Portfolio and Dummy Review

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

West San Gabriel Valley Writers

WHEN:
Saturday, June 23. 10:15AM – 12:00PM

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

ABOUT:
Sept 2017-July 2018: Words and Music: Writing in La la Land
Our members Angela Sanchez and Kyle Herrman will be talking about their experiences with self-publishing.

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

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

San Fernando Valley Writers & Illustrators

WHEN:
Monday, June 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:
Peer Critique Night

“We all need people who will give us feedback. That’s how we improve.” ― Bill Gates

Now that you’ve polished those pages, please join us in the Meeting Room of the Sherman Oaks Martin Pollard Branch Library for some instant feedback at our May PEER CRITIQUE NIGHT.

Bring six copies of five pages from your manuscript. (Please make sure your pages follow the SCBWI FORMATTING YOUR MANUSCRIPT guidelines on page 10 of SCBWI’s The Book.) This may be the first five pages or any other five pages, but if you bring something from the middle of your book, be prepared to give a short summary of what happened prior to those pages.

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

South LA Writers

WHEN:
Thursday, June 28. 6:30PM – 7:45PM

WHERE:
Meeting Room of the Baldwin Hills Library
2906 South LaBrea Avenue, LA CA 90016
Library phone: (323) 733-1196

ABOUT:
Growing
Are you growing your writing? Is it growing you? Will you attend any writing conferences, retreats, or online classes this summer? Read any books about writing?

RSVP:
Please click here to RSVP to Coordinator Jean Perry

 

 
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