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Anthology Dilettante

Posted by on Jun 29, 2011 in Blog | 3 comments

It’s glorious July, and in San Diego Writers, Ink-land, that means anthology time. Yes, we are gearing up for our fifth (fifth!) volume of A Year in Ink and that means we want your scribblings to put forth into the world under our very own award-winning banner. As you may know, I’ve worked behind the scenes for the last two volumes of the anthology, and I have skimmed through many, many entries in the process. It’s been an extremely educational experience. For...


Drusilla Campbell teaches Crafting the First Chapter

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Drusilla Campbell is back with an invaluable Two Week 1st Chapter Read & Critique! Register early to save $10! Drusilla Campbell, winner of the Theodor S. Geisel Award at the 17th Annual San Diego Book and Writing Awards (for her novel The Good Sister), will provide thoughtful, insightful information and even a read & critique that will teach you how to blend inspiration with technique in order to polish an irresistible Chapter One. In this 2 week class...


Kristin Orloff Reading & Discussion

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Against the dramatic landscape of world altering events, Reza’s heroic journey unfolds. A gold medal wrestler, Reza’s inspiring life celebrates honor, family and freedom. After he leads bloody battles in the 1979 Iranian Revolution and serves in the Air Force, Reza desires a fate beyond the suffocating suppression of Ayatollah Khomeini’s Iran. On the last night of the 1982 Military World Wrestling Championships, he grips his gold medal knowing American wrestlers...


Jim Ruland teaches Micro Memoir

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Micro Memoir: The Art & Craft of Autobiographical Snapshots This four-week class will explore short-form memoir through writing exercises and collaborative read-and-critique sessions.  Register early to save $10! Generative Exercises: Participants will investigate how short, intense bursts of autobiographical prose can illuminate the larger truths of our lives. Participants will engage in writing exercises throughout the workshop. Read & Critique: Memoirists...


SDWI Annual Celebration

Posted by on Jun 24, 2011 in Archived Events | Comments Off on SDWI Annual Celebration

Every year we host an afternoon for members (and nonmembers!) to visit the Ink Spot, meet our staff and Board, and find out all the fun things that have happened over the year and what’s to come for next year. There will be food, friends and fun. Hope you can join...