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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 Margaret Dilloway by Lily Schultz

Posted by on Feb 27, 2017 in Author Interviews, Blog, Fresh Ink, Inklings | Comments Off on Interview with Margaret Dilloway by Lily Schultz

Margaret Dilloway is the newest member of the SDWI board. She is author of The Care and Handling of Roses with Thorns, Winner of the American Library Association’s Literary Tastes for Best Women’s Fiction; How to Be an American Housewife; and the upcoming Sisters of Heart and Snow, all from Putnam Books. How did you become a member of the board? What is the process? I had a couple of friends on the board and I asked them about it. The next thing I knew,...

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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 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’s Grit and Hope, published this year by University of California Press, tells the true story of San Diego’s Reality Changers, which helps first gen-students get to college, and its youthful, charismatic founder. 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...

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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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