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.

2017-09/24 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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2017-09/24 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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2017-09/25 Dialogue with Mona de Vestel

Whether you’re writing a memoir or crafting a short story of the chapter of your next novel, the ability to create believable dialogue is a…

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2017-09/30 The Artist’s Way with Kristen Fogle and Lydia Lea Real

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

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2017-10/01 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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2017-10/03 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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2017-10/08 An Introduction Into Screenwriting with Martin Gomez

This introductory-level course is designed to give attendees the tools necessary to begin writing their first (or next) short or feature-length…

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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 Make Your Book Talk with Tamara Merrill

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

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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 Tarot for Writers with Lisa Kessler

Stuck? Need a new creative tool to get your writing going again? Tarot can help! During this class we'll look at different card spreads, questions to…

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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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2017-10/30 Plan Your November: Write Your Novel in 30 Days in NaNoWriMo with Kim Keeline

National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) has become a tradition for many writers who enjoy the energy of being part of writing community which forms…

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2017-11/06 Off to a Good Start: Techniques for Starting NaNoWriMo Off With a Bang with Kim Keeline

National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) has become a tradition for many writers who enjoy the energy of being part of writing community which forms…

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2017-11/13 Keep It Going: How to Deal With the Difficult Middle During NaNoWriMo with Kim Keeline

National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) has become a tradition for many writers who enjoy the energy of being part of writing community which forms…

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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 Sun (Not) Dead (Yet) Poet’s Society II with Anna DiMartino

Join us on Sundays from 3-5pm for the (Not) Dead (Yet) Poet's Society II, led by Anna DiMartino. We will have a lively discussion on a…

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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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