Programs

Overview

Bountiful is a word that describes the programs offered by San Diego Writers, Ink. Our classes, groups, and workshops are led by experienced, professional writer-instructors. Our readings program is inclusive and ever-expanding. We stage special events and literary celebrations both grand and intimate, and we do it frequently. We believe in collaboration and look for creative ways to partner with other organizations to present unique and stimulating programs for the larger community. And we have fun, too. Join us!

 

There is plenty to do with San Diego Writers, Ink!
Members get discounts on all of our workshops
but everyone is welcome to register and attend all classes.

2017-05/24 Amherst Writers and Artists Workshop with Ann Bancroft

This is a workshop using the Amherst Writers and Artists workshop method designed to strengthen writers’ voices on the page, to stimulate…

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2017-05/27 Five Big Rules for Plot: How to Create an Excellent Story Again & Again with Wesley Fulkerson

Coming up with ideas for a new world or new characters isn’t often too intimidating, but when faced with creating an entire plot, a lot of writers…

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2017-05/27 Fun Fact to Fledged Fiction: Hatching History-Based Narratives That Work with Tim West

Have a historical novel or drama in gestation? SDWI partner and 2016-17 Creative Catalyst Fellow TIM WEST brings history alive with his plays and…

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2017-05/27 Screenwriting with Mark O’Bannon

SCREENWRITING Professional writers use fundamentally different techniques than average writers. According to John Truby, the premier story…

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2017-05/29 In The Palm Of Your Heart, Part II of III The Peacock Pen of Steve Kowit with Jim Moreno

Argus was a giant who had fifty pairs of eyes. Juno, wife of Zeus, asked him to keep an eye on her heifer (young cow) Io. The vigilant Argus stood…

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2017-06/03 Memoir III: Character, Dialogue, and Scene with Marni Freedman

  In this workshop, participants will deepen their character work and learn how to craft a compelling memoir scene complete with description,…

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2017-06/03 Serving Story with Stephanie Storey

After working as a television producer in Los Angeles for over fifteen years, Stephanie Storey used her Hollywood storytelling skills to turn her…

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2017-06/04 10-Minute Play Write-In with Liz Silverman

In this casual 10-Minute Play Write-In hosted by Liz Silverman and San Diego Playwrights, you'll get to have fun practicing your playwriting skills…

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2017-06/04 Breaking into Travel Writing with Maggie Espinosa

Travel the world and get paid! Turn your writing skills into a travel career. Travel Journalist, Maggie Espinosa, will show you how to sell your…

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2017-06/04 Query Letter: The Writing and Submitting Process with T. Greenwood

So you’ve finished writing (and revising) your novel — what next? In this one day workshop, participants will learn about how to craft the…

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2017-06/06 From Memory to Memoir with Kirsten Imani Kasai

Everyone has a story to tell, but it can be difficult to know where and how to begin. We'll explore different techniques for finding the narrative…

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2017-06/08 The Art of the Personal Essay with Molly Larson Cook

Learn to compose thought-provoking personal essays about topics that interest you from today’s news to your favorite places in nature, family…

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2017-06/10 Book Publishing 1-2-3 with Laurie Gibson

  Grab a pen and join us for this lively, info-packed session, where we’ll check out today’s vibrant book business; share ideas for…

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2017-06/11 Vision Boards with Kristen Fogle and Lydia Real

As we move into the summer, channel your creative, personal, and professional desires through a vision board! We will start off with an exercise…

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2017-06/15 Submissions for the Memoir Showcase – 2017

To Submit: 1. Pay Submission fee FIRST 2. Send your submission via email to: Marnifreedman18@gmail.com with "Memoir Showcase 2017" in the Subject…

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2017-06/22 FREE Intro to Write a Bestseller in a Weekend with Tom Bird

DATE CHANGE This FREE lecture will introduce you to the concepts from Tom Bird which will be more fully developed in his Saturday Course "How to…

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2017-06/24 The Tom Bird Method: You Can Write Your Book in a Weekend

NEW DATE! Many are drawn to the art form of writing to allow healing, transformation and the release of their divine potential. In this three-hour…

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2017-06/27 Point of View: Dig Deeper with Lisa Kessler

Dig a little deeper… Finding deep point of view in your fiction writing. Learn writing techniques to help you pull the reader deeper into the…

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2017-07/07 Jazz Up Your E-book Chapter Styling Using Freeware with Gerardeen M. Santiago and Daniel G. Primbs

This free talk is part of our FREE Open House First Friday event.  You do not need to RSVP but it helps the presenters if they have an idea of…

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2017-07/08 Turning Points with Judy Reeves

Our lives are filled with moments, large and small, that we emerge from a different person. James Joyce called them epiphanies and John L’Heureux…

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2017-07/10 Creative Writing with David Coddon

You’ll be writing both in class and at home, then receiving supportive, constructive feedback from your instructor and your fellow writers. At…

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2017-07/15 Summer Writing Retreat in Nature

Spend a Summer Saturday writing spontaneously to prompts and exercises in the lively company of other writers, or work on your own project in a…

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2017-07/15 The Best Job in the World: Travel Writing–The Myths and the Reality with Ray Bartlett

Many people think they want to be a travel writer, but what they really want is to get paid to drink margaritas on the beach all day.  Join full…

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2017-08/12 How to Start a Novel with Jennifer Lane

Facing down the blank page is often the most difficult part of writing a novel. In this 3-week workshop, we will go over methods for generating and…

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2017-08/19 Novel IV: Plot & Structure with T. Greenwood

Novel IV: Plot & Structure: While your characters are the beating heart of your novel, your plot is its bones. Whether you are an outliner or…

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2017-09/02 Memoir IV: Voice, Transitions, Symbolism with Marni Freedman

Agents often share that what makes a memoir stand out in the marketplace is a strong author’s voice. In this workshop we will uncover the soul of…

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2017-10/14 Memoir V: Revising, Editing, Publishing with Marni Freedman

In this workshop students will learn the art of editing their memoir including identifying what and where to cut to streamline the plot. Students…

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2017-10/21 Novel V: Revising the Novel with T. Greenwood

So you’ve finished writing your novel — what next? What do published novelists do between that raw first draft and the final manuscript to make…

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2017-12/10 Query Letter: The Writing and Submitting Process with T. Greenwood

So you’ve finished writing (and revising) your novel — what next? In this one day workshop, participants will learn about how to craft the…

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2nd Saturdays: Poetry Draft, Craft, Submit! with Tania Pryputniewicz

Are you ready to stop hiding? Ready to get your work out there? In this class, in addition to monthly craft lessons and themed prompts, you’ll be…

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Weekly Speak, Memory: A Writing and Support Group for Memoirists with Judy Reeves

Contact Judy to be considered for this class (see info below). This small, ongoing group invites memoirists to come together for writing and…

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Weekly Tuesdays: Stories That Want to be Told Read-and-Critique for Memoirists with Judy Reeves

Read and critique is a way – possibly the only way—for writers to hear how their writing sounds to others. This is how we discover what is…

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