Hi all. The Citrus Crime Writers are meeting this Sunday–on a spacious Orlando lanai, of course. Come help us plan for chapter activities, including finalizing our logo, joining fun committees, and hearing from a local law professor about copyright basics for authors. Hope to see you there!
Date/Time of Meeting: May 21, 3:30pm to 5:30pm.
Meeting Location – Anthony Awtrey’s home: 16215 Birchwood Way, Orlando, FL 32828. (Gate code: #2820)
– Financial Business – establishing an EIN and bank account
– Formation of committees – generate a plan to actively formalize committee groups
– Create and maintain meeting location list
– Logo discussion – collect all feedback and finalize logo
– Festival participation – generate a list of all potential book festivals; discuss SinC funding opportunities
– Bridges DelPonte presentation on The Basics of Copyright for Authors
Our first official SinC chapter meeting is in the can. The Citrus Crime Writers, led by President Kat Lopez, met at the Maitland Public Library on Sunday, March 26th. The enthusiastic group discussed plans for the coming year, such as holding monthly meetings, connecting with other author groups, reaching out to potential guest speakers, possible writers’ tours and upcoming writer conferences, and finalizing the chapter bank account and other organizational issues. A free book exchange capped off the meeting. Meeting minutes are being drafted and will be posted soon. The next meeting is planned for Sunday, April 23, at the Maitland Public Library, including a presentation on “The Basics of Copyright Law for Writers.” More details will follow in the coming weeks. Check out a few pics from our first official meeting. What a good-looking group of crime writers!
Hi all. On behalf of the Citrus Crime Writers’ Executive Committee, President Kat Lopez invites you to join us for our first official chapter meeting. We have a lot of introductory information to cover and I have included an agenda here of topics for the meeting. Feel free to invite others to join us as guests are welcome.
Date: March 26, 2017 – Sunday
Time: 1:30 -4:30 p.m.
Place: Maitland Public Library
501 South Maitland Avenue
Maitland, Florida 32751
Fun Book Exchange! For those who would like to participate, we are asking meeting attendees to consider participating in a book exchange. Please bring a copy of a book you either wrote or enjoyed for the exchange. Everyone who brings a book can participate (that goes for CCW members and their guests).
We hope to see you there!
o Welcome and Introductions from the Executive Committee
o Member Introductions
o Ensure all members are current on dues
o Ensure all members are associated with CCW (with SinC)
o A snapshot of membership to let us know who are readers, writers, published, etc.
· Committee Creation
o Membership Committee
o Events Committee
o Meeting Committee
· Monthly Meetings
o Meeting locations
§ Members to find potential location(s) where we can book and develop a meeting calendar
§ Members suggestions and ideas to assist with planning
§ Determine if we meet once a month, quarter, etc.
· Announcements/Chapter & SinC Information
o SinC and CCW updates
§ CCW Newsletter (monthly, quarterly?)
§ CCW Website (subscribe)
§ CCW Emails
o Event Coordination (book festivals, workshops, etc.)
CCW President, Kathleen (“Kat”) Lopez, has been selected as a featured author in the Amelia Island Book Festival’s Authors in Schools program in February 2017. She will be one of 21 participating authors–both indie writers and notable authors, such as R. L. Stine. The program brings published authors to students across each of the 16 Nassau County Public schools. Corporate and private donations along with grant funding help promote this program year-to-year, help buy the books of the selected authors, and gives students a chance to meet the authors. The students keep the books as well as memories of the special event conducted at their school. Kat will be meeting with the students from Hilliard Middle-High School. Congratulations on this terrific honor, Kat!
For more information about the program or the festival itself, check out their website at http://www.ameliaislandbookfestival.org/.