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03/18 Fundamentals of Playwriting with Jennifer Lane

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New instructor teaches the essentials of play writing! Using a balance of lecture, exercise and feedback, this two-session course will teach the basics of writing for the stage, including character, relationships, conflict, style, language, dramatic arc and scene structure. We will discuss how dramatic writing differs from other forms of writing, and what tools a playwright has at her disposal (space, actor, text and technical elements). We will discuss what it means...

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05/18 Voice Lessons: The Truth is in the Detail with Judy Reeves

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One of the ways to move the reader from reading to experiencing your writing is through the effective use of detail. Not enough detail and you’re awash in a sea of generalities; too many and you must slog your way through seaweed to get to shore. But the right details in the right places bring the writing to life and include the reader in the world of the story. This workshop will address the use of specificity in description, character, dialogue and narrative, and...

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04/27 Voice Lessons: Place as Character with Judy Reeves

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Place can have a role in fiction and nonfiction as memorable as any of the characters who populate the story. Think of Faulkner’s Yoknapatawpha, Dillard’s Tinker Creek, Steinbeck’s California. Every human event happens somewhere and the reader wants to know what that somewhere is like. Place grounds the story, sets the scene and creates the background where story plays out. Place influences how characters speak, eat and make love; it shapes their beliefs, values...

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02/15 Kick Procrastination to the Curb for Creatives with Ellen Goodwin

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Kick Procrastination to the Curb for Creatives: Sure-Fired Strategies to Take Back Your Time! What if you could find more time your day to do the creative things you wanted to do instead of just the day-to-day things you had to do? What if you had more time for writing? More time for painting? More time for imagining? What if you could consistently check things off your to do list? We all could do this, if we could just stop procrastinating and start moving. In this...

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Maritza Rico Interviews Rich Farrell

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Rich Farrell invites anyone who is interested to explore the creative and abstract format of collage in the unexpected platform that is prose. Farrell is challenging artists, musicians, sculptors, mathematicians, teachers and anyone else who is interested in creativity through the form of language to attend the “Collage in Prose Writing” workshop, Saturday, February 8th at San Diego Writers Ink. This workshop is designed to be opened ended. The attendees will work...

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