Every month we’ll feature new interviews of authors. Interviews will be conducted by SDWI Board Members, staff, or our very talented SDWI interns. Is there an author you’d like to find out more about? Email Us.

An Interview with Libby Flores by Nicole Koehler

Posted by on Feb 8, 2016 in Author Interviews, Blog, Craft Talk, Fresh Ink | Comments Off on An Interview with Libby Flores by Nicole Koehler

Libby Flores is soon teaching the class: “The Short Short Story with Libby Flores”   Nicole: What did you learn about your writing through your PEN Center USA Emerging Voices Fellowship experience? Libby: After I was awarded the fellowship in 2008, many things changed for me as a writer. I was welcomed into a writing community, and I was given tools I still utilize to this day. I realized how long it actually takes to write, revise and finish a story. There...

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Every month we’ll feature new interviews of authors. Interviews will be conducted by SDWI Board Members, staff, or our very talented SDWI interns. Is there an author you’d like to find out more about? Email Us.

Interview With Courtney Amber Kilian By Nicole Koehler

Posted by on Jan 11, 2016 in Author Interviews, Blog, Fresh Ink, Inklings | Comments Off on Interview With Courtney Amber Kilian By Nicole Koehler

  Courtney Amber Kilian will be holding two classes at SDWI very soon (Jan 17 and Jan 23): “How To Use Showing and Telling As Crucial Narrative Tools” & “Dynamic Landscapes: Characterizing Your Settings”   Nicole: Throughout your travels, what was the most inspiring place or experience you had? Courtney: The most inspiring moments in my travels are when time seems to stand still: a leaf slides down a yellow tin roof, catches in the wind, and...

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Every month we’ll feature new interviews of authors. Interviews will be conducted by SDWI Board Members, staff, or our very talented SDWI interns. Is there an author you’d like to find out more about? Email Us.

An Interview with Shadab Zeest Hashmi and Alicia Jo Rabins with Gray Thoron

Posted by on Jan 5, 2016 in Author Interviews, Fresh Ink | Comments Off on An Interview with Shadab Zeest Hashmi and Alicia Jo Rabins with Gray Thoron

  Shadab Zeest Hashmi is winner of the San Diego Book Award. Alicia Jo Rabins was selected by C.D. Wright for the 2015 American Poetry Review/Honickman First Book Prize. They will be reading from their books Kohl and Chalk and Divinity School on January 10 at the 2nd Sunday Author Series at the Women’s Museum.   How does a poem come to you? Shadab: Poetry casts its net when the unsayable offers itself, often triggered by a collision between a sensory...

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Every month we’ll feature new interviews of authors. Interviews will be conducted by SDWI Board Members, staff, or our very talented SDWI interns. Is there an author you’d like to find out more about? Email Us.

An Interview with Michael Anderson by Gray Thoron

Posted by on Dec 21, 2015 in Author Interviews, Fresh Ink | Comments Off on An Interview with Michael Anderson by Gray Thoron

Michael Anderson is founder of The Executive JOY Institute and motivational speaker. He will be doing a workshop on procrastination and writer’s block on January 9th. What makes us procrastinate? There are actual psychological reasons why we do procrastinate. It’s hard to go into those reasons here, as it may make it confusing, although we will go through those reasons so that the class attendees will truly understand where their resistance for writing comes from,...

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Every month we’ll feature new interviews of authors. Interviews will be conducted by SDWI Board Members, staff, or our very talented SDWI interns. Is there an author you’d like to find out more about? Email Us.

An Interview with Mark O’Bannon by Gray Thoron

Posted by on Dec 17, 2015 in Author Interviews, Blog, Craft Talk, Fresh Ink | Comments Off on An Interview with Mark O’Bannon by Gray Thoron

Mark O’Bannon is an author and a game designer best known for his fantasy series Shadow and Dreams. He is an advocate of self-publishing and teaches workshops to authors on how to publish and market their work. He will be doing a class on action stories on December 20 and another class on designing a series on December 27.   What does a normal day as a writer look like for you? As I wake up, I remain half awake for a time while I work out story ideas that I...

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