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09/11 Second Sunday Author Series at Women’s Museum: Maggie Espinosa – On a Mission

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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 Maggie Espinosa, author of On a Mission, which is a compilation of her daily walks and photos taken along her 800-mile walk to visit California’s twenty-one missions. She is only the eleventh traveler to complete the pilgrimage. Maggie...

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09/11 Hafez: The Hole In The Flute, A Poem-Making Workshop with Jim Moreno

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Does your editor try to write your poem? Or do you allow your love of language, your knocking on the door from the inside, the songs in your heart, your poet, write your verse. Hafez wrote, “The difference between a good artist and a great one is: the novice will often lay down his tool or brush then pick up an invisible club on the mind’s table and helplessly smash the easels and the Jade. Whereas the vintage (artist) no longer hurts himself (or herself) or...

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09/24 Poetry Inside the Lines – and Out with Molly Larson Cook

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Poetry, like dancing, can be wild and wooly or carefully choreographed with every step “inside the lines.” Both are exhilarating, but despite the rewards of free verse, some of a poet’s best work can be generated by the limitations of structure and the patterns of formal poetry. We’re familiar with the sonnets of Shakespeare and the Brownings, and we know about Haiku, but in this workshop we’ll look at several other intricate forms and the poets, including...

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09/08 Time and Time Again—Memoirists on Writing the Memoir

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Panel Discussion  6:30-8:30 pm   Life is not what one lives, but what one remembers and how one remembers it in order to recount it. -Gabriel Garcia Marquez   The memoir has long been a genre chosen by writers from Proust to Woolf to Nabokov to relate not just a time of their lives, but to examine the meaning of that time and its effects on them. However, it’s been within the last two decades that the memoir has become the genre of our time and currently...

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09/18 Someone Else’s Skin: Writing Characters Outside Your Demographic with Gina Frangello

Posted by on Aug 2, 2016 in Archived Events | Comments Off on 09/18 Someone Else’s Skin: Writing Characters Outside Your Demographic with Gina Frangello

  Recently, we’ve all heard of controversies such as Lena Dunham chastised for not depicting characters of color in her hit show Girls. Dunham’s defense was that she, as a white woman, is “writing what she knows”—you know, that thing we’re all advised to do in college writing workshops—and like it or not, most fiction (and TV/film) writers can relate to this impulse to play it safe rather than risk being even more seriously castigated for...

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