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2017-03/25 Make Every Word Work for You with Barbara Davenport

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The great novelist and short story writer Flannery O’Connor said, “Make every word work for you.” It’s a great goal; the ability to edit your own work is one of the most useful skill sets a writer can develop. You need to be clear about what you’ve come to say, be able to spot the weak words and distracting passages that sap your work’s vitality and know how to replace them with stronger writing. This one session, three hour course will teach you specific...

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2017-03/12 Second Sunday Author Series at the Women’s Museum: Indy Quillen

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Second Sunday Author Series: Women’s Voices, Women’s Stories A Collaboration of the Women’s Museum of California and San Diego Writers, Ink 4:30-5:30 pm at the Women’s Museum, Barracks 16, Liberty Station, $5.00 This month we welcome Indy Quillen! Apprenticed since early childhood in the ancient Native American skills of survival, tracker Fox Walker is a loner by choice until the day he discovers a young woman living as a primitive deep in the Colorado...

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2017-03/19 Women’s Herstory Month Poetry Workshop with Jim Moreno

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101 years ago the United States elected it’s first woman to the US Congress, Jeanette Rankin (1880- 1973), a progressive who fought for national women’s suffrage, protective labor laws, and preparedness that will make for peace. She wrote: the greatest threat to peace is the barrage of…propaganda portraying war as decent, honorable, and patriotic. The year of Rankin’s election was 65 years after Sojourner Truth’s “Ain’t I a...

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2017-03/21 Grant Writing with Hess and Fitzmorris

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Successful grant development is a combination of writing, organization, attention to detail, and creativity.  As with any writing project, the process  to get it published can be overwhelming.  Whether you are looking to fund your nonprofit, or you want to learn a marketable skill, this workshop will help you understand what it takes to produce a successful grant application. You will come away from this interactive class with knowledge of the common elements of...

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2017-03/12 Story Structure with Rich Farrell

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What does ‘structure’ mean in fiction? What defines story structure as applied to writing novels and short stories?  This class will explore the elements of story structure, with practical tips towards building solid foundations for your writing.  We will explore how writers use plot, character, setting, time, language, and drama to create the magic of fiction. Richard Farrell is the Creative Non-Fiction Editor at upstreet and a Senior Editor at Numéro Cinq. A...

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