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Buy a Book in honor of Jihmye Collins

Posted by on Aug 28, 2011 in Blog | Comments Off on Buy a Book in honor of Jihmye Collins

On the day of Jihmye Collins’ annual Prose and Poetry in the Park, we launch our Buy a Book for Jihmye Collins campaign. Join the Board of San Diego Writers, Ink in filling our Buy a Book library with a special Jihmye Collins’ section. For a donation of $100, your name (or a name of your choosing) will appear on the spine with special artwork by Jihmye on the cover. Your donations will support SDWI where Jihmye was a founding Board Member and served for over...

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Marni Freedman: Six Secrets to Great Characters

Posted by on Aug 28, 2011 in Archived Events | Comments Off on Marni Freedman: Six Secrets to Great Characters

Six Secrets to Great Characters In this fun, fast-paced, one-day workshop you will learn six essential secrets about crafting believable and unforgettable characters.  In my experiences as a professional writer, reader and former agent I found that most characters I read were good, readable or just passable.  But very rarely would I find a character that would leap off the page and make me want to read more. In this workshop you will learn what essential elements may...

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Writers Read Book Group presents The White Tiger

Posted by on Aug 28, 2011 in Archived Events | Comments Off on Writers Read Book Group presents The White Tiger

Join the Writers Read Book Group for this month’s reading: The critically acclaimed novel The White Tiger by Aravind Adiga                   In this darkly comic début novel set in India, Balram, a chauffeur, murders his employer, justifying his crime as the act of a “social entrepreneur.” In a series of letters to the Premier of China, in anticipation of the leader’s upcoming visit to Balram’s...

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DimeStories Dilettante by Kim Schultz

Posted by on Aug 25, 2011 in Blog | 2 comments

Hello, August in San Diego. Hello, heat waves and dry spells. Hey there, footsore tourists at the Zoo with your Disneyland hats and stuffed Shamu toys: no matter what the guide books say, if you take your kids to Disneyland before the world-famous San Diego Zoo, your kids will only see the Zoo as one big dusty hot hill instead of enjoying the most amazing collection of animals west of the Mississippi and possibly in the Western Hemisphere.  Hello, children out of...

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Enrique Limon teaches Adventures in First-Person Writing

Posted by on Aug 19, 2011 in Archived Events | Comments Off on Enrique Limon teaches Adventures in First-Person Writing

Traditionally, one of the first rules of journalism is: “report the story, don’t become part of it.” For local author Enrique Limón that’s been a hard rule to follow. From transgendered beauty pageants to the seediest of dive bars, Limón exposes San Diego’s nightlife underbelly in his wildly-popular, often comedic San Diego CityBeat column “The Enrique Experience.” In this one-day course, Enrique will recount some of his most interesting tales; share the...

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