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2017-11/19 Language, Style & the Writer’s Voice with Judy Reeves

Date: Sunday, November 19, 2017 Time: 9:30am to 12:30pm Number of sessions: 1 day only! Members: $45 Nonmembers: $54 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

Every story, every novel, every poem that is written is delivered to the reader in the medium of voice, and every writer, no matter what level of experience or gift of talent has his or her true, authentic voice.

In this workshop, we’ll use examples from noted writers to study voice and style, then explore our own writing to identify where we’ve hit upon a groove of authenticity.

We’ll do in-class exercises to discover how to use language—word by word, image by image—to strengthen our work, and how to make the familiar unfamiliar through writing in our own style, with our authentic voice. And in the doing, we’ll come to appreciate each writer’s unique voice and to celebrate and make a joyful noise with our own.


Judy Reeves is a writer, teacher and writing practice provocateur whose books include “A Writer’s Book of Days; Writing Alone,” “Writing Together; A Creative Writer’s Kit,” and “The Writer’s Retreat Kit.” Her work has also appeared in the San Diego Reader, The Frozen Moment, A Year in Ink, Vols I and 5 and other anthologies. Two plays, written with a women’s writing ensemble, were produced in the Fritz Blitz. In addition to leading private writing workshops and retreats, Judy teaches at UCSD Extension and speaks at writing conferences internationally. A tenth anniversary Revised Edition of “A Writer’s Book of Days” was named Best Nonfiction in the 2010 San Diego Book Awards. Her latest book is “Wild Women, Wild Voices.” Her website is She blogs at
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