Blazing Laptops June 8: Join the Marathon or Support a Writer

05/24 Writing for Comicon with Carlos de los Rios

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In this class, attendees will learn how to create an overview strategy for approaching how to win as a writer at Comicon. This annual mega-event is a place where many introductions, connections and career-breakthroughs are made. Should you find a comic book, option rights and adapt it into a screenplay? Should you write a graphic novel script and find an artist to partner with? Should you create/publish an online comic book and write a movie script based off of...

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05/01 Support Group for Writers and Artists with Jill G. Hall

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In these monthly sessions share a newly finished or in progress poem, painting, dance, audition piece or even a blog post. Receive encouraging positive feedback, plan your next steps for creativity and be inspired to keep your juices flowing. Glean support on how to make your work the best ever!   Jill G. Hall is an artist, writer and owner of Inspirations Gallery. Her poetry has been published in A Year in Ink Vol. VI and VII, City Works, Serving House Journal...

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05/04 Bootcamp for Writers with Rich Farrell

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Serious about your writing? Get it in shape! Tired of being told, “I really liked this character”?  Sick to death of, “I loved the imagery”? Useful criticism can be the most effective tool for a writer trying to improve, but often the very thing lacking in workshops and classes. The goal of “Boot Camp” is not to make anyone cry or abandon their dreams, but to show how effective, accurate and useful criticism can be instrumental in taking a piece of writing...

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04/26 Mindfulness, Writing, and Growth: Enhancing Creativity, Intimacy, and Self Esteem for Women with Lara Eisenberg

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New SDWI instructor! Mindfulness, Writing and Growth is open to all people regardless of their writing experience. You will learn mindfulness practices to acquaint you with your interior castle—your mind and thoughts that limit you, your body and sensations that paralyze you, and your feelings and emotions that scare you. Awareness and intimacy is the first step to transformation. We will explore how a mindfulness practice, and an acceptance of all that arises in each...

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The Rattling Wall Visits San Diego 3/28

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By Amy Williams Pen Center USA and Narrow Books released their fourth edition of the anthology “The Rattling Wall” and read to standing room only on March 28. The anthology has included writers such as Ben Loory, Ruth Nolan, Leah Griesmann, Jeremy Radin, Ron Gutierrez, and Amy Wallen. “It’s a literary journal. We publish short fiction, travel essays, and poetry annually,” said Michelle Meyering, the director of programs and events at PEN Center USA. At the...

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