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05/03 Memoir Club with Marni Freedman

Posted by on Apr 10, 2014 in Events, Ongoing | Comments Off

Come join The Memoir Club  – and learn structure for memoir!   What is it:  A fun, interactive read and critique group geared to helping writers complete their memoirs to the best of their ability.  The group will focus on Structure for Memoir, a 14 point plotting system designed to assist writers in professionally crafting the tightest and most intriguing story possible. Also covered: Scene Creation, Hot dialogue tools, When and What to Cut, Crafting the...

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People’s Choice Poem Performance with SDWI favorite Steve Kowit and others

Posted by on Apr 4, 2014 in Blog, Fresh Ink | Comments Off

People’s Choice Poem Performance Award (Cash Prizes), with special guest Steve Kowit, host Michael Klam, and DJ Gill Sotu.  This social, fun, lyrical and interactive arts and culture experience takes place in the Museum of the Living Artist, 1439 El Prado, Balboa Park and is open to the public.  Doors open at 6:30 p.m. for snacks and music, and the show starts at 7 p.m. Members are free, $5 at the door or bring wine or snacks to share and get in free. This...

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Contest on captioning video

Posted by on Apr 4, 2014 in Blog, Fresh Ink | Comments Off

 CaptionMax, a subtitle and video description company, is inviting writers to describe a short movie clip. The best entry wins $2,000 (or $1,000 for second, $500 for third). That’s a lot of money for describing 90 seconds of video! And it’s for a good cause. Description, as it’s called in the industry, helps people with vision loss enjoy movies and TV programs. Writers translate visual information into words, inserting description of the scene into the...

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Interview with Jim Ruland by T.C. Porter

Posted by on Apr 2, 2014 in Author Interviews, Blog, Fresh Ink | Comments Off

Below is a recent interview of Jim Ruland by T.C. Porter.  Ruland is the prose editor for this year’s A Year In Ink anthology which we are releasing at a big party on April 22nd.  We hope you will join us for a celebration of San Diego authors and your first chance to purchase a copy of our latest book. To the many identities of Jim Ruland, add memoirist. His micro-memoir won a Reader’s Digest award. His long-awaited first novel arrives later this year. As an...

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Monthly Poolhouse Project Play Reading (last Sundays, 6-8pm)

Posted by on Mar 21, 2014 in Events, Readings & Special Events | Comments Off

April 27, 6-8pm: Poolhouse Project Play Reading:  “All in the Timing” (by Christopher Durang) will be presented. May 25, 6-8pm:  Poolhouse Project Play Reading: Bell, Book and Candle” by John Van Druten. “What happens when a young witch makes her attractive neighbor fall madly in love with her?” $5 suggested donation.  (rescheduled from...

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