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2017-05/27 Fun Fact to Fledged Fiction: Hatching History-Based Narratives That Work with Tim West

Date: Saturday, May 27, 2017 Time: 10am to 12:30pm Number of sessions: 1 day only Members: $10 Nonmembers: $10 Location: San Diego Writers, Ink, ARTS DISTRICT Liberty Station, 2730 Historic Decatur Road, Barracks 16, 2nd Floor Above Women's Museum, San Diego, CA 92106
Have a historical novel or drama in gestation? SDWI partner and 2016-17 Creative Catalyst Fellow TIM WEST brings history alive with his plays and workshops. His latest, Upstart Crow, is an original dramatic series for the stage, based on the famed Lost Years of William Shakespeare (reading at  the Ink Spot, April 17).


Come learn how we turn  actual and factual historical events into a compelling dramatic narrative. Learn what works and why, what doesn’t and why not. Saturday AM at the Ink Spot.


As part of our Creative Catalyst grant through the San Diego Foundation, this class is offered at a discount price. Please sign up as seating will be limited. 



timwestTim West has been a San Diego-based  theatre artist for more than 25 years. He is a noted actor with 40+ area professional credits in theatres from Lambs Players to ion. As a playwright, he has had more than a dozen of his plays produced, including multiple works commissioned by both Scripps Ranch Theatre and Sledgehammer Theatre, as well as one by the San Diego Zoo. He has taught writing for general audiences at Cygnet Theatre and the resident ensemble master class at Sledgehammer as well as for the talented kids of San Diego Junior Theatre, kids building skills at San Diego City Schools, and adult speakers of English as a Second Language. These techniques are universally effective in freeing the writer’s voice in each of us. Tim draws from a variety of sources, but his techniques are based primarily in the communal work of Obie Award winner Deb Margolin, with whom he studied the Audrey Skirball- Kenis Foundation in Los Angeles. Tim is a graduate of San Diego State University.

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