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James Meetze teaches Memoir Poetics

Posted by on Mar 28, 2011 in Archived Events | Comments Off on James Meetze teaches Memoir Poetics

Do you write poetry but are also drawn to memoir? In this class, we will look at writing that blurs genre-distinctions to produce a creative and factual document, which uses elements of research and essayistic prose while employing poetic devices in its composition. When creative writing is subject to knowledge outside the self and must harness it to meet the demands of such work, it becomes a project of larger scope; it requires research and rules. Do you have...

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Cavalier Dilettante by Kim Schultz

Posted by on Mar 27, 2011 in Blog | 0 comments

I can lie to myself; I can lie to most people, but I can’t lie to my writing group. “How’s your writing going?” seems to be the polite small talk opener at a lot of SDWI events. “Oh, you know,” I say, and I give a non-informative shrug, tilt my little head, and then I finish with the completely uninformative word, “going. How’s your writing going? What are you working on right now?” Just like that, I can get absorbed in someone else’s writing...

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Drusilla Campbell teaches Aspects of the Craft Pt. 2

Posted by on Mar 22, 2011 in Archived Events | Comments Off on Drusilla Campbell teaches Aspects of the Craft Pt. 2

Continuing Drusilla Campbell’s popular miniclass, Aspects of the Craft, three new classes over three are offered in April beginning with The Big Idea. The Big Idea is the engine that drives your novel and sustains it through the inevitable 100 page slump, gathering energy and suspense for the push to the climax. Without exception, every good book starts with a great idea. Bring your idea to class and work with Drusilla to make it great.  Words are a...

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Dream Fragments Mixed Media Show By Lupita Shahbazi

Posted by on Mar 22, 2011 in Archived Events | Comments Off on Dream Fragments Mixed Media Show By Lupita Shahbazi

Dream Fragments Angels, keys, birds, the color blue. These remnants of recurring dreams form an alphabet of the subconcscious in Dream Fragments, Lupita Shahbazi’s first mixed media show. When Lupita Shahbazi moved into her new home she had to make a new place to create, an unexpected challenge that halted her painting routine. She opened the doors of her home to fellow artists, paged through many books, and began scouring the Sports Arena swap meet for...

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LA Times Festival of Books

Posted by on Mar 21, 2011 in Archived Events | Comments Off on LA Times Festival of Books

Here’s the afore-promised updates: Option #1  SDWI will be coordinating a group to take the train up. Group will leave Saturday, April 30 at 7:05am on the Pacific Surfliner #565 from the downtown train station. Super volunteer, Ely Rareshide, will be there that morning to rangle the crew to sit together. Look for her in her fancy, schmancy SDWI t-shirt. All are responsible for purchasing their own tickets. You can purchase your tickets ahead of time...

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