2018-03/19 A Writer’s Book of Days—First the Book, Now the Class with Judy Reeves

Date: First class is Monday, March 19, 2018 Time: 6:30pm to 9pm Number of sessions: 7 Mondays--March 19, 26, April 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 Members: 262.50 Nonmembers: $315 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

There’s a reason both writers new to the craft and experienced wordsmiths continue to use this book nearly twenty years after its initial publication; its subtitle says it all: A Spirited Companion and Lively Muse for the Writing Life. Within its pages, you’ll find friendly instruction in the craft of writing; down-to-earth, practical tips; thought-provoking and inspiring quotes; insight and gossip into the lives of famous and infamous writers; and guidelines for a writing practice that will keep your pen moving and your stories flowing. There’s also a writing prompt for every day of the year and then some.

For the first time, author and writing teacher Judy Reeves will lead a 7-week class based on her award-winning and critically acclaimed book. Week by week, we’ll work through the exercises and explorations, and build a solid writing practice. Writers of both fiction and nonfiction can use the prompts to add to a work-in-progress or create new material.

I hope you’ll join us for this joyful journey into a writing practice that will both inspire and support your writing life.


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 judyreeveswriter.com. She blogs at livelymuse.com.
PLEASE NOTE: It is best to register at least a week before the start of a class to help our instructors prepare and ensure that a class does not get cancelled or rescheduled.