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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.

07/31 Deadline for Submissions to A Year In Ink VOLUME 11 (2018)

A Year in Ink (YII) is an anthology of the creative work of San Diego County writers, published each year by San Diego Writers, Ink. The annual…

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2017-07/27 Build Your Author Brand with Penn Wallace

You as an author need to build your brand. When you published your first work, you became a celebrity. Now learn how to manage that celebrity to…

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2017-07/29 As Painting, So Poetry (Ut pictura poesis) with Jeanine Webb

It has been said that "writing about music is like dancing about architecture." But what about poets writing about art and artists? Is writing about…

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2017-07/29 FREE Intro to Writing a One-Person Show with Brenda Adelman

Brenda offers a 4-week workshop on this topic but first, she'll give a FREE introductory lesson on the one-person show. Actors need to express…

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2017-07/30 Third Hour Poems – Poem-Making with Jim Moreno

Join City Heights poet Jim Moreno for his summer series poetry workshop at the Ink Spot writing room of San Diego Writers, Ink.  Six to eleven local…

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2017-08/03 Join the Writers’ Community and Connect with Readers with Penn Wallace

Writing is not a lonely profession. The more people you can network with, the better you’ll do. Both in developing your writing style, attracting…

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2017-08/05 How to Create Your One-Person Show with Brenda Adelman

Actors need to express themselves. The one-person show format puts the control into the performers hands. No waiting to be cast. No more being a…

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2017-08/06 Character Development Workshop with Cornelia Feye

Creating compelling and believable characters is one of the most important and enjoyable facets of being a writer. In this workshop we will practice…

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2017-08/10 The Crime Novel: A Workshop with Aaron Philip Clark

THE CRIME NOVEL: A WORKSHOP will focus on the basic principles involved in writing crime fiction.  This course is beneficial for those aspiring to…

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2017-08/12 A Few Hours of Billy Collins and Raymond Carver with Molly Larson Cook

Poet Billy Collins and poet/short story writer Raymond Carver have influenced many a 21st Century writer with their poems and stories that seem so…

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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 How to Create a Podcast with Adam Greenfield

Making the best podcast you can make takes time and preparation. The goal of this two-session class is to give you the tools and understanding you…

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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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2017-08/26 Flash Fiction with Lisa Kessler

Short stories are an important part of your craft toolbox. Lisa Kessler will cover the basics of short story writing and flash fiction. We’ll study…

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2017-08/27 Insights for Actors: Creating a Character with Mark Stephen of Proud Mouse

Every actor needs a prepared monologue for auditions. Proud Mouse's Artistic Director, Mark Stephan, has put together a selection of exercises that…

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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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2017-09/03 Street Talk: Crafting Moody Dialog for Genre Stories with Matt Phillips

This two-hour course will help genre writers craft moody dialog for stories of crime, mystery, and mayhem. We'll also discuss strategies for…

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2017-09/14 The Art of the Personal Essay with Molly Larson Cook

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

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2017-09/16 Tell Me a Story—Using the Techniques of Fiction to Craft a Compelling Memoir with Judy Reeves

When we say, “tell me a story,” what we really mean is transport me to another place and time where something interesting—maybe even…

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2017-09/17 Navigating the Social Media World For Beginners with Maggie Espinosa

Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and other social media doesn’t have to be difficult. This class will teach you how to cruise through the murky waters…

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2017-09/23 The Artist’s Way with Kristen Fogle and Lydia Lea Real

Have you been trying to muster up the energy to complete your creative project for a while now? Are you recently retired, perhaps, and looking to get…

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2017-09/24 Turn Your Travel Mementos Into An Artistic Journal Collage with Maggie Espinosa

When traveling, many of us pick up trinkets as a remembrance of places we’ve been — a theater admission ticket, colorful foreign currency, a…

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2017-09/30 Make Your Book Talk with Tamara Merrill

Well written dialogue will make your characters come alive. It will move your story forward, advancing your plot in a natural flow. Participating in…

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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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2017-10/15 Temperamental Poetry: A Making & Mending Workshop with Amie Whittmore

The poet Gregory Orr suggests poetry is composed of four temperaments: story, structure, music, and imagination. We will read and discuss…

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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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2017-10/29 Time in Memoir—A Chronology of Its Own with Judy Reeves

Not every memoir is told in chronological order. In fact, most memoirs move both forward and backward in time, slip-sliding from past to present and…

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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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