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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!

A popular and ongoing offering at The Ink Spot is Room to Write—a quiet time to write in the company of other (quiet) writers. This is a “members only” program, so if you’re not a member, join today. Being a member is a great way to support your writing community.

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.

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09/06 Understanding Editing with Jennifer Silva Redmond

Learn the ins and outs of editing during this one-day workshop! Accomplished editor Jennifer Silva Redmond will explain and demonstrate different…

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09/08 Olfactory Memoirs–FREE Generative and Revision Workshops with Judy Reeves

1-4pm on Tues, Sept 8 and Sept 15:  FREE WRITING WORKSHOPS! Writers must commit to both workshops. We’re particularly interested in hearing…

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09/11-09/13 Fall for Writing 2015 (Buy as package or individual sessions)

You can purchase a pre-registration pass ($120/$140) to attend up to 10 workshops at the conference.  You can also purchase classes separately for…

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09/15 Scrivener: The Software That Makes Writing Easier with Kim Keeline

Scrivener is writing software (for Mac or PC) which helps keep you organized and on track. Switch between outline/writing/photos/research and keep…

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09/17 Fall for SoulCollage: “Smooth Transitions” Open Studio with Mary Lee Moser

Third Thursday of the Month: September theme: Smooth Transitions October theme: Abundant Harvest November theme: Living…

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09/19 – 09/20 Manzanita Writing Retreat (at the Vineyard Grant James Winery in Ramona)

SDWI's Manzanita Writing Retreat (at the Vineyard Grant James Winery in Ramona) Sept 19 and 20 REGISTER BEFORE SEPT 13! Manzanita Writers’…

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09/19 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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09/20 Write it in 6 Weeks! with Marni Freedman

6 weeks to a first draft - starting on September 20th Ready to get a draft done swiftly in a fun supportive environment? Join Marni for 6 weeks…

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09/22 Intro to Narrative Non-fiction with Caitlin Rother

Do you have a true story to tell but don’t know where to start? New York Times bestselling author Caitlin Rother will break down the craft of…

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09/24 Goal Setting for Creatives with Jill G. Hall

Is it time to finish that novel, start submitting poems for publication or maybe even just carve out more time for writing?  In this quick workshop…

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09/26 Awakening the Senses for Writers with Marijke McCandless

Learn to infuse your writing with sensual details! Bring a sense of play to this workshop. We will partake in a series of exercises blindfolded…

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09/27 Self Production for Playwrights: In Conversation with Larry Dean Harris of The Dramatists Guild

Self-producing playwrights are all the rage. Find out how you can join in the madness with our intensive primer on producing your own…

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09/27 The Artist’s Way with Kristen Fogle and Lydia Real

Celebrate fall by discovering and recovering your creative self. This powerful twelve-week course is for novices and working artists of all types…

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09/28 How to Give a Reading without Boring Your Audience to Tears with Rae Dubow

  How many times have you been to a reading and found it wanting? The material may be terrific, but if the author’s delivery doesn’t rise…

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09/29 Sensitive Subjects: Handling Violence, Trauma, Abuse or Illness on the Page with Caitlin Rother

We have so much violence and trauma in our society, on the news, and in Hollywood movies, how much do readers really want in their pleasure reading?…

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10/03 Publish My Book Prep™ (Writing for Kids) with Lisa Monaco Gonzales

Lisa Monaco Gonzales, best-selling author, invites young inspiring writers to this fun-filled educational summer camp, where your child will write…

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10/04 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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10/07 Story 101: The Three Key Elements of Story with Marni Freedman

Join Marni for this fun interactive class where you will learn the 3 Essential KEY Spots to uncover the basic shape of a page turning…

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10/11 Outlining Your Writing Project with Jenny Lane

Whether you’re just beginning a brand new project, or you need some help organizing your thoughts midway through, come join us to learn some tips…

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10/15 Fall for SoulCollage: “Abundant Harvest” Open Studio with Mary Lee Moser

Third Thursday of the Month: October theme: Abundant Harvest November theme: Living Gratitude December theme: Returning…

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10/17 Writing to Visual Prompts with Jill G. Hall

In this fun workshop, your writing will deepen and become clearer through the use of visual stimuli such as art pieces, postcards and magazine…

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10/17, 11/14, 12/12 Characters (A Three Part Series!) with Marni Freedman

Join Marni for a 3-Part Character Series Only offered once a year! Part One:  Characters and Dialogue Join Marni for a session that…

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10/18 What Fiction Editors Really Want with Karen Stefano

This will be a fast-paced, intensive workshop, covering a lot of ground in a short period of time. By the end of this class, you will have: a strong…

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10/19 Indie Publishing with Penn Wallace

The world has changed. Ten years ago this class was about self-publishing with vanity presses. This was before the world of Amazon.com, Create Space…

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10/20 Brainstorming: Sparking Your Creativity and Beating Writer’s Block with Kim Keeline

This workshop will be hands-on writing time using some different tools, which will work for writers of fiction and nonfiction alike. They are all…

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10/27 National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo): Get It Done with Kim Keeline

During the month of November every year, more than 100,000 people set out to write a 50,000 word (or more) novel in one month. It’s called…

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11/01 Bringing Characters to Life: Day of the Dead Character Workshop with Amy Wallen

Mary Mullvaney saves her panty hose to tie toilet flappers. Harry Stamps is a natty dresser and favors smart women. Helen Friedland was a terrifying…

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11/07 Novel V: Revising Your 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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11/15 Gifts of the Night Writing Retreat and Workshop with Judy Reeves

Like our heartbeat and our breath, our intuition continues its work even while we sleep, speaking to us in the language of the night: dreams. Dreams…

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11/19 Fall for SoulCollage: “Living Gratitude” Open Studio with Mary Lee Moser

Third Thursday of the Month: November theme: Living Gratitude December theme: Returning Light SoulCollage® and Journal to the Self® are…

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11/22 Intro to Blogging with Jessica Sanders

Get ready to blog with this step-by-step course, where we'll start with best practices of blog design and writing for the blog-reading crowd. We'll…

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12/06 Query Letters: 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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12/13 Family Stories Writing Retreat and Workshop with Judy Reeves

We can never write all our family stories; there are simply too many. As Flannery O’Connor said, “If you survived childhood, you have enough…

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12/17 Fall for SoulCollage: “Returning Light” Open Studio with Mary Lee Moser

Third Thursday of the Month: December theme: Returning Light SoulCollage® and Journal to the Self® are two enjoyable expressive processes…

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