AT A GLANCE--OCC GENERAL MEETING – April 11, 2015

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9:00-9:50 am:

Doors Open

Ask-an-Author — Anne Cleeland and Shauna Roberts

Do you have a question that a published author can answer? Then plan to come to the meeting a little bit early. Each month one or two published authors host an informal round table discussion group and you are welcome to sit in.

Critique of the Month — Shauna Roberts and Susan Squires

Free for OCC Members Attending the Meeting--Monthly Critique Drawings!  Print out your FIRST chapter and bring it to the monthly meeting! Then add your name to the list of critique hopefuls, located at the membership table.

10:00 a.m.

Meeting begins; Announcements

10:30 a.m.

Morning Session: Lisa Burstein

“Intensifying Sexual Tension in YA”

How do you increase sexual tension when many times your characters are not having sex? Lisa Burstein will share tips and tricks to make scenes sizzle when you need to keep them PG-13.

Bio:

Lisa Burstein is a tea seller by day and a writer by night. She received her MFA in Creative Writing from the Inland Northwest Center for Writers at Eastern Washington University. She is the author of Pretty Amy, The Next Forever, Dear Cassie, Sneaking Candy, The Possibility of Us and Again. As well as a contributor to the essay collection, Break These Rules: 35 YA Authors On Speaking Up, Standing Out, and Being Yourself. She lives in Portland, Oregon with her very patient husband, a neurotic dog and two cats.

11:30 a.m.

Lunch Break

To order a delicious box lunch from the Corner Bakery in Brea, Click here.

12:15 p.m.

12:45 p.m.

Meeting resumes: Chapter Business, etc.

Afternoon Speaker: Lisa Burstein

“Being Social on Social Media”

Everyone says “Be Yourself on Social Media, Lisa Burstein will show you the best way to present yourself and engage on your social platforms.

2:00 p.m.

Meeting concludes.

 

Next month’s meeting will be on Saturday, May 9, 2015
                             

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