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  • 05/21 Blazing Laptops: Write-a-thon (10th annual!)

    It’s our 10th Annual all-day write-’til-you-drop Blazing Laptops Write-a-thon, our biggest fundraiser ever for San Diego Writers, Ink! Sign up now! How it works: Writers of all levels and genres are invited to participate. No experience necessary. ($150 minimum sponsorship to participate.) Register as a Blazing Laptops participant and create your personalized fundraising page at […]

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  • 2017-04/23 Bad to the Bone: A Crash Course in Pulp Prose with Matt Phillips

    This three-hour course will introduce genre writers to pulp prose basics. Want to craft sentences as sharp as razor blades? Whip-smack clever quips like pistol fire? Paint the page red with blood and romance? This is the class for you. Students will examine the work of pulp prose stylists and begin crafting their own pulpy […]

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  • 2017-04/30 Writing Believable Dialogue with Cathy Scott

    Speech humanizes characters. You’ll learn how to create dialogue that moves naturally and conversationally within your story. In this workshop, you’ll receive tips, formatting and examples, plus you’ll work on writing some dialogue in class. Cathy Scott, a Los Angeles Times bestselling author, investigative journalist and blogger for Psychology Today, has written 11 books. Her […]

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  • 2017-04/12 Capturing your Creativity with Haiku! with Susan J. Farese

      Join Susan J. Farese, MSN, RN, SJF Communications for this engaging, non-traditional, interactive (and hopefully fun) journey “Capturing your Creativity with Haiku”- for the fun and health of it. Bring your open mind, active imagination, sense of humor, zest for life, quest for fun while learning and willingness to participate. Satisfaction? Poetically guaranteed!   […]

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  • 2017-05/04 Personal Essays with Molly Larson Cook

    The personal essay is nothing like the 5-paragraph kind assigned in your 6th grade writing class. With models like Barbara Kingsolver, E. B. White, Roger Angell, Joan Didion and David Sedaris, we’ll explore the nature, mechanics and pleasures of the personal essay.  Essayists write about everything and anything from cars to domestic life to politics, […]

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  • 2017-05/24 Amherst Writers and Artists Workshop with Ann Bancroft

    This is a workshop using the Amherst Writers and Artists workshop method designed to strengthen writers’ voices on the page, to stimulate creativity, encourage new work and support other writers. Writing to prompts, reading our work, providing and receiving positive feedback, we will learn what makes writing strong. Responses and discussion will provide insight into […]

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  • 2017-4/20 Writing Resistance: The Poetry of Revolt with James Meetze

    What does it mean to resist through writing and how does writing give voice to various modes of resistance? In today’s political climate, we are witnesses to the evermore frequent appropriation of language to misleading and more nefarious purposes. What place do “alternative facts” have in our national dialogue? How do repeated attacks on journalists […]

  • 2017-03/25 Make Every Word Work for You with Barbara Davenport

    The great novelist and short story writer Flannery O’Connor said, “Make every word work for you.” It’s a great goal; the ability to edit your own work is one of the most useful skill sets a writer can develop. You need to be clear about what you’ve come to say, be able to spot the […]

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  • 2017-04/09 Second Sunday Author Series at the Women’s Museum:

    Second Sunday Author Series: Women’s Voices, Women’s Stories A Collaboration of the Women’s Museum of California and San Diego Writers, Ink 4:30-5:30 pm at the Women’s Museum, Barracks 16, Liberty Station, $5.00   This month we welcome  Ella deCastro Baron Itchy, Brown Girl Seeks Employment (CityWorks Press 2009): Itchy Brown Girl Seeks Employment is an ironic Curriculum Vitae where life […]

  • 2017-03/12 Second Sunday Author Series at the Women’s Museum: Indy Quillen

    Second Sunday Author Series: Women’s Voices, Women’s Stories A Collaboration of the Women’s Museum of California and San Diego Writers, Ink 4:30-5:30 pm at the Women’s Museum, Barracks 16, Liberty Station, $5.00 This month we welcome Indy Quillen! Apprenticed since early childhood in the ancient Native American skills of survival, tracker Fox Walker is a loner by choice until […]

  • 2017-03/19 Women’s Herstory Month Poetry Workshop with Jim Moreno

    All women poets with existential to feminist themes: Audre Lorde, Adrienne Rich, Joy Harjo, Sharon Olds, Sandra Cisneros, June Jordan, and local poet Sharon Elise.     If you are looking for a critique group don’t sign up for this exercise in creative poetry writing in a safe environment.  This workshop is designed to be […]

  • Weekly Tuesdays: Stories That Want to be Told Read-and-Critique for Memoirists with Judy Reeves

    Read and critique is a way – possibly the only way—for writers to hear how their writing sounds to others. This is how we discover what is working and what needs work. Workshopping our writing helps us gain necessary perspective, especially in writing the memoir. This three-month read-and-critique group invites memoirists to bring a few […]

  • 2017-03/21 Grant Writing with Hess and Fitzmorris

    Successful grant development is a combination of writing, organization, attention to detail, and creativity.  As with any writing project, the process  to get it published can be overwhelming.  Whether you are looking to fund your nonprofit, or you want to learn a marketable skill, this workshop will help you understand what it takes to produce […]

  • 2017-03/18 Love, Loss, and What I Wore with Judy Reeves

    Often our memories are tied to our favorite clothes. Who doesn’t have that memorable little black dress, those particular jeans, the sweater we wore the time… Using Ilene Beckerman’s best-selling memoir “Love, Loss, and What I Wore” as our inspiration, we’ll write from memory and photographs, creating stories or mini-memoirs, based on clothes, shoes, or […]

  • 2017-04/22 Ordinary Subjects – Extraordinary Poems with Molly Larson Cook

    If there was still any question, Nancy Willard’s wonderful poem “A Hardware Store as Proof of the Existence of God” lets us know that beautiful poems can be written about the most ordinary of things: hinges, rakes, glues, glaze. Moon and June are still candidates for poetry as are love and lost love, summer breezes […]

  • 2017-04/02 Place in Writing with Rich Farrell

    Good writing always evokes a sense of place for its readers, but how?  What does a writer do, and how do we organize our concepts of place, to create vivid and memorable settings?  How do we evoke memory, emotion, longing, and story through the specific locations where a story happens?  We will explore these questions […]

  • 2017-03/12 Story Structure with Rich Farrell

    What does ‘structure’ mean in fiction? What defines story structure as applied to writing novels and short stories?  This class will explore the elements of story structure, with practical tips towards building solid foundations for your writing.  We will explore how writers use plot, character, setting, time, language, and drama to create the magic of […]

  • Interview with Margaret Dilloway by Lily Schultz

    Margaret Dilloway is the newest member of the SDWI board. She is author of The Care and Handling of Roses with Thorns, Winner of the American Library Association’s Literary Tastes for Best Women’s Fiction; How to Be an American Housewife; and the upcoming Sisters of Heart and Snow, all from Putnam Books. How did you become a member of the […]

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  • 2017-03/05 The Artist’s Way with Kristen Fogle and Lydia Lea Real

    Have you been trying to muster up the energy to complete your creative project for a while now? Are you recently retired, perhaps, and looking to get back into that artistic hobby you always loved before LIFE took over? Or maybe you work in an artistic field, always on other people’s projects…just never on your […]

  • 2017-05/13 The Tom Bird Method: You Can Write Your Book in a Weekend

    Many are drawn to the art form of writing to allow healing, transformation and the release of their divine potential. In this three-hour workshop, you write with Tom using his most successful technique, the innate and natural Divine Author Within space. Ninety-seven percent of those attending Best Selling Author Tom Bird’s Write Your Book in a […]

  • 2017-02/19 From Harlem Renaissance to Hip Hop: A Celebration of Black History Month–Poem-Making with Jim Moreno

    Jim Moreno counts his 8 years with the Langston Hughes Poetry Circle (LHPC) at Malcolm X Library as some of the most meaningful literary times of his life.  As the result of that visibility he was able to know local poets the  likes of Eusi and Tchaiko Kwayana, Jihmye Collins, Sharon Elise, RegE Gaines, Ant […]

  • 2017-02/12 Second Sunday Author Series at Women’s Museum: Elizabeth St. John

    Second Sunday Author Series: Women’s Voices, Women’s Stories A Collaboration of the Women’s Museum of California and San Diego Writers, Ink 4:30-5:30 pm at the Women’s Museum, Barracks 16, Liberty Station, $5.00 This month we welcome Elizabeth St. John, author of The Lady of the Tower, to the museum. Orphaned Lucy St. John, described as “the most beautiful of all,” defies […]

  • 2017-04/02 Poetry with Sarah Sleeper

    Ekphrastic poets find their inspiration in works of visual art. The poems they write imagine, describe or expand upon the “story” of an image, and each individual poet creates unique works of poetic art, separate from but related to the visual art. In this workshop Sarah Z. Sleeper will teach you methodologies so that you […]

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  • 2017-02/16 Writing to the Heart: Falling in Love with Yourself with Lara Eisenberg

    Around Valentine’s Day is a great opportunity to deepen our relationship with ourselves. Our relationship with ourselves sets the tone and foundation for how we relate to others and all of life. Valentine’s Day offers us a time to reflect on how we can love ourselves more and notice who/what we are attracting in our […]

  • 2017-03/14 Humor Writing with David Coddon

    Humor writing is among the trickiest techniques in all of fiction, regardless of form (novel, short story, sudden fiction, et. al.) It requires not only skill but judgment, restraint and, like comedy itself, timing. Students will survey in brief the humorous works of a variety of popular authors (from Twain and Thurber to Charles Bukowski […]

  • 2017-02/25 Stories in Things with Judy Reeves

    We are like the magpie that hoards shiny objects for its nest; we accumulate things. We are collectors, hunters and gatherers, keepers of stuff. Within every object, item, article, icon and thing in our attics and basements and storage units, and in every collectibles shop and antique store is the genesis of a story. The […]

  • 2017-03/05 Change of Seasons with Judy Reeves

    The earth tilts, the sun shifts, and everything changes: the way the light falls against your bedroom wall, the breath of air against your skin the idea of Sunday afternoon. We are transformed by the seasons. In this generative workshop, we’ll use our notebooks to record the changes of our seasons, within and without. For fiction […]

  • 2017-02/14 Gratitude and Writing with Kristen Fogle

    Little is known about Saint Valentine. Valentine’s Day, however, has been synonymous with love since the 18th century. But, whereas February 14 has traditionally been associated with romantic love, singles (and couples) have started to honor self-love on the day as well. Join Kristen for a workshop that celebrates both. We will make gratitude boxes […]

  • Crystal Daigle: Poetry and Character (“Why did I give up caffeine?” poem)

      Crystal Daigle will be teaching Characters and Poetry on Sunday, Jan 29th. Here’s an example of the type of poetry the class will encourage:   Why did I give up caffeine? (a poem) by Crystal Daigle Why did I give up caffeine? Today I could really use a cup. A cup the size of […]

  • 2017-03/26 The Secrets to Story Structure and How to Finally Write Your Book with Elise Sax

    Learn the basics of how to craft a story into a novel. You will learn the rules that all storytellers follow (even if they don’t know it). Using storyboards and other outlining techniques, participants will get a head-start on their projects. With new understanding, you will never get lost in your story again, and completing […]

  • 2017-02/12 Artist Reception with Patrick McMahon

    Sun Feb 12 2pm-4pm Artist Reception with Patrick McMahon Join us for a reception featuring our show’s artist Patrick McMahon. A Solo Show featuring the photography of Patrick McMahon January 6 – April 2 As an artist, Patrick McMahon’s primary medium is photography. With his diverse background in art, writing, music, and engineering, he is […]

  • 2017-03/19 Spring Equinox Writing Retreat with Judy Reeves

    The spring equinox is one of the four great solar festivals of the year. Day and night are equal, poised and balanced, but about to tip over on the side of light. This is a time of new life—spring arrives, the sun warms, the day lengthens, and the air takes on the scent of freshly […]

  • 2017-03/07 Blogging: Put Your Writing Online and Succeed with Kim Keeline

    You might be using a blog to build an author’s platform and advertise your book.  Maybe you are hoping the blog will even become a bestselling book.  Maybe you just want to write a blog to promote a business idea you have or just for fun. How do you continue to explore your blog’s reach and your potential […]

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  • 10/14 NY Times Bestseller Jonathan Maberry on “Making Stuff Up for a Living (And Getting Paid for It!)”

    As a kickoff event for our Fall for Writing Conference, we are pleased to have this fun talk! Making Stuff Up for a Living (And Getting Paid For It!) NY Times bestselling author Jonathan Maberry has built a successful and weirdly diverse career by being flexible, trying new things, ignoring bad advice, realizing that writer’s block is […]

  • 10/14 Art Show Reception (Steampunk!)

    Kickoff event for our Fall for Writing Conference. Cinematic Escapes: Whether in Technicolor or black-and-white, the art is inspired by the big screen.  Artists:  Stephen Marchesi, T. Greenwood, Jill G. Hall, Deborah Ramos, and Bonnie Woods. We have art inspired by classic horror films (perfect for Halloween season), plus Treasure Island, 20,000 Leagues Under the […]

  • Writing is Writing is Writing by Molly Cook

    WRITING IS WRITING IS WRITING (Originally appeared in a slightly different form on my blog What Would Steinbeck Do? http://whatwouldsteinbeckdo.wordpress.com) Published writers tend to think of themselves as “real” writers — the ones churning out hot novels and heartfelt poetry and memoirs and thrilling true-life adventures or exposes. All others who push pens or tap […]

  • 11/13 Haiku and Zen with Carol Moscrip

    The purpose of the class is to spark haiku writing from the confidence of knowing what a haiku is and what it is not. As writers, we will explore how Zen has affected the focus of haiku writing over centuries, but no adherence to Zen is necessary for the course. A working definition of haiku […]

  • 10/29 Healing the Inner Maiden: a Sacred Initiation into Womanhood with Lara Eisenberg

    For centuries, women have felt disregarded and devalued in regards to their bodies, needs and cycles of life.  Many traditional religions consider menstruation as unclean.  Girls and women all over the world report feeling dirty and embarrassed during the time of their menses. There was a time when women’s bodies and menstruation was honored and […]

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  • Fall for Writing: Info on Individual Sessions

    October 15-16th:  All Day Conference.  Individual sessions are offered throughout both days.  Below you will find more information about the sessions.  You can buy a weekend pass and take up to 10 sessions (we have two rooms so there are usually 2 classes running at the same time) or you can pay for each session you […]

  • 11/27 Short Story with Libby Flores

    Every writer wants to hook a reader with an engaging first line. When writing short short stories (less than twenty-five hundred words) it is even more critical to grab readers by the collar. We will examine the form by looking specifically at the beginning and ending lines of great stories, including, Lydia Davis, Rick Moody, Stuart Dybek and […]

  • 12/03 Poetry: The Naked Poem with Jess Brophy

    Poetry for women writers is about stripping down to the bare, honest truth. In this workshop, we’ll look at female poets who dare to write naked poems—works that have the nerve to craft beauty about peeling potatoes, squeezing a pimple, or doing laundry. We’ll try out prompts that honor the seemingly mundane details of our […]

  • 2017-01/17 Scrivener with Kim Keeline

    Scrivener is writing software (for Mac or PC) which helps keep you organized and on track. Switch between outline/writing/photos/research and keep everything together. A unique tagging system, backups (and the ability to compare between past versions and the current version of a draft), and a simple but powerful interface makes it one of the best […]

  • 11/29 Blogging: Put Your Writing Online and Succeed with Kim Keeline

    You might be using a blog to build an author’s platform and advertise your book.  Maybe you are hoping the blog will even become a bestselling book.  Maybe you just want to write a blog to promote a business idea you have or just for fun. How do you continue to explore your blog’s reach and your potential […]

  • 2017-01/10 Brainstorming: Break Through the Barriers and Get Moving on Your Project with Kim Keeline

    This workshop will be hands-on writing time using some different tools, which will work for writers of fiction and nonfiction alike. They are all designed to make you create lots of content without critiquing yourself, and to look at topics or plots in new ways. Bring some ideas (or just a feeling of being stuck […]

  • 11/15 Keep It Going: How to Deal With the Difficult Middle During NaNoWriMo with Kim Keeline

    National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) has become a tradition for many writers who enjoy the energy of being part of writing community which forms around this goal setting activity of writing 50,000 words in 30 days.   The middle of the story is the hardest part and mid-November is the time when many NaNoWriMo writers give […]

  • 11/01 Off to a Good Start: Techniques for Starting NaNoWriMo Off With a Bang with Kim Keeline

    National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) has become a tradition for many writers who enjoy the energy of being part of writing community which forms around this goal setting activity of writing 50,000 words in 30 days. Whether you have never thought of doing this before or are a regular to NaNoWriMo, working on your intro, your […]

  • 10/25 Plan Your November: Write Your Novel in 30 Days in NaNoWriMo with Kim Keeline

    National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) has become a tradition for many writers who enjoy the energy of being part of writing community which forms around this goal setting activity of writing 50,000 words in 30 days. Whether you have never thought of doing this before or are a regular to NaNoWriMo, this class will go over […]

  • 2017-02/12 Write Out of Darkness: Journaling From the Whole Self with Mary Lee Moser

    Would you like to deepen your journal writing practice? Even for longtime journal writers, it can be tempting to fall into “journaling ruts”— repetitive patterns that seem to go nowhere, offering little relief or insight. Although writing is often naturally joyful and freeing, sometimes when we try too hard to create pretty sentences, or to […]

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  • 12/04 Snapshots: Captured Memories with Judy Reeves

    A photograph is a moment captured in time, an instant of reality recorded in less than a heartbeat. Yet within this frozen instant, histories are held like creatures in amber, petrified pieces of our lives. In this retreat we’ll explore these moments for the information they hold, discover the stories they contain and the secrets […]

  • 12/20 Winter Solstice Writing Retreat with Judy Reeves

    As the longest night of the year approaches, we’ll gather in the evocative atmosphere of Inspirations Gallery where we’ll light our Solstice candles and write our way into the darkness. Inspired by the spirit of the Winter Solstice, we’ll work from prompts and props, focused exercises and timed writing in classic writing practice style. All […]

  • 2017-01/07 Beginnings & Endings with Judy Reeves

    Some see life as circular with its many beginnings and endings flowing into one another like streams to rivers and rivers to seas. Others imagine a maze with a jumble of starts and stops, openings and closings and meanderings that seem to take the long way around to nowhere. Whatever your view, at each beginning […]

  • 10/22 Food for the Pen with Judy Reeves

    For some, food is the greatest gift and the greatest pleasure, and how fortunate for us that eating is a necessity. How else would we justify our indulgences? Food stimulates all our senses, the look and smell of it, its colors and textures, the sound of it being prepared and eaten. Come sing your praises, […]

  • E.A. Poe Memorial Benefit and Wake

    Buy your tickets in advance online or at the door that night 7-8:30pm Take your photo with Poe, enter the “Rue Morgue” to join the “Drop Dead Eulogy and Epitaph Writing Workshop” and the “House of Usher” for the “Mask of the Red Death” craft center,  Ouija board, Magic 8 ball station, and other activities […]

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