08/11 Finish What You Started with Judy Reeves
Judy Reeves facilitates!
You have dozens of them. Maybe more. Story starts, character sketches, rough drafts of essays or poems, the bony beginnings of you-don’t-know-what but you kind of like it, scenes that could morph into stories if you’d only give them a chance. And if your a regular writing practitioner like I am, you’ve got notebooks full of them. Or you’ve got scores of files on your computer in folders called “to complete” or “first drafts” or “unfinished.” These are the pieces you started but never finished; the stories you half-way like or you’re curious about or that hold some kind of juicy promise. And if you’re like me, every once in awhile you’ll open to one of these unfinished pieces in your notebook or on your computer, reread it, and say to yourself, “I really do want to finish that sometime.”
That “sometime” is Sunday, August 11 at the Ink Spot where writers of all stripes are invited to bring your unfinished, your half-done, your false starts, your messy drafts and spend the day writing toward finishing something. Or more than one thing. In a warm and friendly setting, you’ll have a chance to talk to other writers and get feedback on something you’re uncertain about.
Bring your notebooks or your laptops and a brown bag lunch and we’ll work alone/together to take those messy beginnings to the next stage, which might even be something that’s ready for submission.
Judy Reeves is a writer, teacher and writing practice provocateur whose books include A Writer’s Book of Days; Writing Alone, Writing Together; A Creative Writer’s Kit and The Writer’s Retreat Kit. Her work has also appeared in the San Diego Reader, The Frozen Moment, A Year in Ink, Vols I and 5 and other antholgies. Two plays, written with a women’s writing ensemble, were produced in the Fritz Blitz. In addition to leading private writing workshops and retreats, Judy teaches at UCSD Extension and speaks at writing conferences internationally. A tenth anniversary Revised Edition of A Writer’s Book of Days was named Best Nonfiction in the 2010 San Diego Book Awards. Her latest release is the Daily Appointment Calendar for Writers. Her website is judyreeveswriter.com She blogs at livelymuse.com.
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