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Today we talk about the place where writers write, and pause to reflect: Do you have a place for writing? T.C. Porter Asks

Posted by on Sep 23, 2012 in Blog, Fresh Ink | 0 comments

My office floor is littered with kelp and blades of grass, carried here by the sea falling outward in low tide. The rising sun is behind me, shielded by an umbrella affixed to my beach chair. This is my cubicle. Several times this morning, I will move it westward in keeping with that perfect strand of beach at the cusp of the Pacific Ocean. Here I enjoy an ancient sacrament, the worshipful reverence of humanity saluting the sea. Fisherman wade knee deep in the waters,...

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07/22 Revising Your Poems with James Meetze

Posted by on Sep 17, 2012 in Archived Events | Comments Off on 07/22 Revising Your Poems with James Meetze

Drastic (Re)vision: Permission to Reimagine Your Poems Often, poets fall into the trap of thinking their poems to be sacrosanct. The real truth is that a poem is a poem: it is material and it is artifice. When we begin to look at our poems as material, as language organized into units of meaning (or unmeaning), and relinquish our authorial grasp, we can see that other, different organizations of the language or different language altogether might better serve the poem...

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Who Am I? Amy Locklin the New ED Asks

Posted by on Sep 6, 2012 in Blog, Fresh Ink | 4 comments

  In my poem “‘What Am I?’ A Charades,” I write, I weigh more than a box of books. When thinking about how to introduce myself to the San Diego writing community as SDWI’s new Executive Director, I decided I find it less daunting to describe what I am than who I am. Categories of identity proliferate, whereas identity itself . . . Well, you can fill in the blanks.   I am a self-identified animalist, believing the world would be a better place if...

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11/08 The Secrets of Pitching Your Novel or Screenplay with Marni Freedman

Posted by on Sep 6, 2012 in Archived Events | Comments Off on 11/08 The Secrets of Pitching Your Novel or Screenplay with Marni Freedman

SDWI Writer’s Bootcamp Series! What is it?  A new series of workshops with Marni Freedman packed with only the most potent, valuable information guaranteed to kick your writing practice up a notch.   The Secrets of Pitching Your Novel or Screenplay – Part of the Writer’s Boot Camp Series Come learn the the essential secrets of pitching your novel or screenplay with Marni. In this do not miss workshop you will learn: How to boil down your story...

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10/28 Creating New Writing with Sheila Bender

Posted by on Sep 2, 2012 in Archived Events | Comments Off on 10/28 Creating New Writing with Sheila Bender

From Free Write to Shaped Writing: Creating the Personal Essay, Poetry, Flash Fiction and Nonfiction Spend the day writing with Sheila and you’ll learn how to quickly assess memories, associations and images for exploring life experience and writing to insight. You’ll start lots of new work, shape it, and learn what you can do about unlocking the pieces that you’ve been wanting to finish. Come stock your writer’s notebook and start your writing...

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