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One Year by Kelli Wescott

Posted by on May 30, 2011 in Blog | 2 comments

Yesterday I broke my toe (It’s just the pinky and I’m totally fine – but I appreciate your momentary concern). Wednesday marks my one year anniversary with San Diego Writers, Ink. Sunday my son turns nine months old exactly. Sunday is also Blazing Laptops where these three events will absorb me as I sit, with my right foot elevated, in a coffee shop with other writers supporting the organization which has become like another child to me, writing about being a...

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Patrick McMahon Book Release Party

Posted by on May 26, 2011 in Archived Events | 4 comments

Join us in celebrating the long-awaited release of Patrick McMahon’s memoir: Becoming Patrick. Patrick will be reading from and signing copies of his book, along with refreshments. Copies will be available for purchase. When Pat McMahon risks the love of the mother who raised him by seeking out the mother who gave him away, he transforms from a mild-mannered engineer into a frenetic detective. After he overcomes the challenges of existential angst, bureaucratic...

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Judy Reeves teaches The Truth is in the Detail

Posted by on May 25, 2011 in Archived Events | Comments Off on Judy Reeves teaches The Truth is in the Detail

In this series of occasional workshops, we’ll explore the many and varied aspects of creative writing from the writer’s voice (what is it, how do you find it, and what do you do with it once you’ve discovered it?) to elements of style (sentences and other structures, telling details, show and tell), to questions of craft (plot vs. character, description vs. action, narrative strategies) and other literary nooks and crannies. Each workshop will include examples...

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POSTPONED: Cara Hoffman and Jim Ruland in Conversation

Posted by on May 25, 2011 in Archived Events | Comments Off on POSTPONED: Cara Hoffman and Jim Ruland in Conversation

SORRY, THIS EVENT HAS BEEN POSTPONED! CARA HOFFMAN WILL BE RESCHEDULING– WE’LL KEEP YOU POSTED!   San Diego Writers, Ink is excited to present our latest in the series “In Conversation with…” Join us as Cara Hoffman, in conversation with local author Jim Ruland, discusses her new book So Much Pretty. Advance Praise for So Much Pretty “This beautiful, stealthy novel creeps up on the mesmerized reader, subtly drawing new strands into itself until...

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Lisa Fugard teaches Telling the Truth but Telling it Slant

Posted by on May 24, 2011 in Archived Events | Comments Off on Lisa Fugard teaches Telling the Truth but Telling it Slant

Class is Closed! Please check our website for Lisa’s return and other exciting classes! Telling the truth but telling it slant– fictionalizing your nonfiction. In this workshop we’ll explore that alchemical process of taking the  ‘stuff’ of one’s life and fictionalizing it.   We all have truths we’ve discovered, some of them deeply personal and private and the art of fashioning them into stories offers skittish writers a veil, a way of telling...

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