2018-03/18 Great Opening Lines with Tim West

Date: Sunday, March 18, 2018 Time: 2:30pm to 4:30pm Number of sessions: One Session Only! Members: $30 Nonmembers: $36 Location: San Diego Writers, Ink, Arts District Liberty Station, 2730 Historic Decatur Road, #202-204, Barracks 16, 2nd Floor Above Women's Museum, San Diego, CA 92106

We revisit a popular course that focuses on how the best writing is reflected in that opening salvo. We will examine a few famous first lines, your first sally-firth for an existing work, or else you’ll develop one–or perhaps you’ll write a great first line for a work yet to come. It’s a great way of looking at writing in miniature–and one still used by many readers to pick-and-choose what they read.


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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