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 Karin Zirk by Lily Schultz

Posted by on Jan 16, 2017 in Author Interviews, Blog, Fresh Ink, Inklings | Comments Off on Interview with Karin Zirk by Lily Schultz

Dr. Zirk is a mythology enthusiast who has explored the connection between mythological trickster figures and literary archetypes. On January 21st, she will be teaching a class on the topic, called Generative Writing: Using Trickster Mythology to Create Change. What first drew you to mythology? As a teenager, Led Zeppelin brought the ancient myths thundering into my conciseness: the Viking conquerors of Immigrant Song and the blues of Willie Dixon. The ancient folk...

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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 Author Barbara Davenport by Lily Schultz

Posted by on Jan 9, 2017 in Author Interviews, Blog, Fresh Ink | Comments Off on Interview with Author Barbara Davenport by Lily Schultz

Barbara Davenport is the author of multiple novels, including Grit and Hope, a nonfiction account of a young man trying to make a difference. Come January 14th, she will be teaching a class called Kickstarting Your Writing with These Seven practices.   SDWI: What (or who) influenced you to start writing? BD: As far back as I remember I loved to read, loved to lose myself in books. I was lucky in high school to have two excellent English teachers who opened my eyes to...

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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 Lydia Lea Real by Anna Johnson

Posted by on Jun 17, 2016 in Author Interviews, Fresh Ink | Comments Off on Interview with Lydia Lea Real by Anna Johnson

Lydia Lea Real is an instructor at San Diego Writers, Ink. I recently took the class she and Kristen Fogle co-instruct called, “The Artist’s Way Mini-Intensive.” The class was eye-opening and extremely well taught. In it, we explored creativity in depth using Julia Cameron’s book The Artist’s Way as a guide to help us delve into the things that tend to get in the way of living a creative life and the methods of moving past these blocks.   In Real’s...

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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 Sara Hasselbach by Anna Johnson

Posted by on Jun 9, 2016 in Author Interviews, Fresh Ink | Comments Off on Interview with Sara Hasselbach by Anna Johnson

Sara Hasselbach is an adjunct professor of English at the University of San Diego. I was lucky enough to take her class on British literature to the year 1800, one of several courses she teaches that focus primarily on Medieval and Renaissance literature of England. This course involved reading texts written in a language that can just barely be called English – needless to say, it was a challenge to get into the mindset, and linguistic repository, of a sixteenth...

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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 Seretta Martin — by Rhys Lee

Posted by on Apr 25, 2016 in Author Interviews, Fresh Ink | Comments Off on Interview with Seretta Martin — by Rhys Lee

Seretta Martin is a poet who invented a new form of poetry called haiphrastic, discussed below. Her next class is 05/15 Humor and Poetry.   San Diego Writers, Ink: Pw.org states you created your own form of poetry called “haiphrastic.” Could you explain that for me? What forms are you blending? Why are you blending them? Seretta Martin: This form is an amalgamation of two forms of poetry: Ekphrastic and Contemporary Haibun (a form of Haiku). There are three...

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