Recordings of Past Meetings

February 26, 2023

August 2022Jeffrey Fleishman (Good Night Forever) talks with Barbara DeMarco-Barrett about his new book and the art, craft, and business of writing, at Book Carnival in Orange, CA. Posted by Book Carnival on YouTube.

July 2022 – Writing Propulsive Fiction. Award winning thriller/mystery writers Brian Freeman, Nick Petrie, and Chris Hauty talking about writing propulsive fiction and how- or if -digital media affects their writing with Barbara DeMarco-Barrett moderating. On YouTube

February 2022 – “Appreciation vs. Appropriation: Writing about race, nationality, and gender.” Gary Phillips, Shannon Luders-Manuel, and Yasmin Angoe, with Barbara DeMarco-Barrett moderating. On Youtube.

January 2022Sara Gran, Lori Rader-Day, and Naomi Hirahara, with Barbara DeMarco-Barrett moderating. On YouTube.

October 2021Chris Offutt and Willy Vlautin, with Barbara DeMarco-Barrett moderating, on our YouTube channel.

September 2021 – Literary agent Vicki Bijur, on our YouTube channel.

August 22, 2021 – The Flavors of Mystery, with Ed Aymar, Alma Katsu, and Tara Laskowski, with Maddie Margarita, moderating. On our YouTube Channel.

July 25, 2021 – Celebrate the launch of Palm Springs Noir, edited by Orange County Chapter president Barbara DeMarco-Barrett with contributors Eric Beetner, J.D. Horn, and Eduardo Santiago. On our YouTube channel, right here.

April 25, 2021 – Check out our YouTube channel with literary agents Michelle Richter, Lori Galvin, and Paula Munier.

March 28, 2021 – Mystery writers Lee Goldberg and Kwei Quartey visit our chapter to discuss their new books. Right here.

February 28, 2021 – Mystery writer Tod Goldberg, author of the new collection of short stories, The Low Desert, talks about creating franchised characters. Right here, on YouTube.

September 27, 2020 – Book launch for Crossing Borders, the anthology published by the San Diego Chapter of SinC, edited by Lisa Brackmann and Matt Coyle, which includes stories from two of Orange County’s members: Greta Boris and Barbara DeMarco-Barrett.

August 23, 2020 – T. Jefferson Parker

June 28, 2020Ivy Pochoda


During normal times, our meetings are held in the Community Room of the Irvine Ranch Water District*, unless otherwise noted.

Irvine Ranch Water District
15500 Sand Canyon Ave.
Irvine, CA 92618-3102

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