10/18 Setting with Rich Farrell

Posted by on Oct 3, 2014 in Archived Events | Comments Off

John Gardner says that “the first business of the writer must be to make us see and feel vividly what the characters see and feel.”  In this workshop, we’ll will explore setting as an active, vibrant and exciting way for writers to build a world for the characters, stories and readers.  By studying examples of setting in contemporary fiction, we will explore techniques that help create vivid, unforgettable and specific worlds for your writing.  Fun...

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10/11 Writing the Persona Poem with John Menaghan

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New class! New instructor! PERSONA: An identity or role that somebody assumes. DRAMATIC MONOLOGUE: A poem or other literary work consisting of words supposedly spoken by a character, often in a specific situation, either directly to the reader or to a listener. Persona poems are poems in the voices of historical / mythological figures or imaginary characters, rather than in a writer’s own voice or an “impersonal” or disembodied “lyric” voice. The...

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Support Words Alive by Dining at Boudin September 17!

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  Support our friends at Words Alive today (September 17) by dining at Boudin SF at Encinitas today between 3 and 8pm. Simply print the flyer below and Words Alive will receive 20% of sales generated! Go here to print their flyer!

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SDWI & Jim Moreno Present The 1st Annual Jihmye Collins Memorial End of Summer Poetry Camp: Camp Collins

Posted by on Aug 13, 2014 in Blog, Community Events, Fresh Ink | Comments Off

San Diego Writers, Ink & Jim Moreno Present The 1st Annual Jihmye Collins Memorial End of Summer Poetry Camp: Camp Collins Malcolm X Library, 5148 Market St., San Diego, CA 92114 August 25 to 29th 2:00 P.M. To 5:00 P.M. August 31st Poetry Performance – 2:00 P.M. To 3:00 P.M. Malcolm X Library For 10 Students Ages 14-18 From Southeast San Diego Ten teenagers from Southeast San Diego will receive scholarships to participate in an end of summer poetry camp, Camp...

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08/16 How to Write Villains with Marni Freedman

Posted by on Jun 23, 2014 in Archived Events | Comments Off

Kick butt on the sinister side. Do you struggle making your bad guys real or credible?  Is your antagonist multi-dimensional?  These are the needed elements to ensure that your story complications are credible and your conflict is page turning. Whether you are writing a snarky femme fatale, a tortuously bad boss or dark sociopath you will need to learn how to bring these sinisters to life and create a climactic standoff that satisfies. Come join Marni for this one...

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