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Readings & Special Events

Whether we’re scheduling the publication party for a local author’s new book, chartering a bus to take us to the LA Times Festival of Books, or celebrating the seasons, Inksters know how to make an event special. We believe in collaboration and look for creative ways to partner with other organizations to present unique and stimulating programs for the larger community. The Ink Spot offers a warm and welcoming spot for readings, large and small, and we also hold readings at other venues – the Poetry Bench in Balboa Park, on the stage at Lestat’s, and Rebecca’s in South Park to name a few.

Readings and Special Events:

MONTHLY EVENTS 

  • 1st Fridays: Friday Night Liberty Open House (Free get together) As part of Friday Night Liberty (a monthly event at Liberty Station), we hold an open house from 5-8pm on the first Friday of every month. It is a time to see the artwork on our walls, talk to fellow writers, snack on a few treats, and hang out at the Ink Spot.  Also, check out ...
  • 1st Mondays: Writers Networking at the Pearl Hotel Put down your pen and raise your glass! Come find the SDWI sign and indulge in happy hour food and cocktail options, and network with other writers in this fun, casual setting. 1st Monday of the month, 5:30-7:30pm SDWI Writers Meet-up at the Pearl Hotel The Pearl Hotel, 1410 Rosecrans St Free.  Buy your own food and drinks. Jan 12 ...
  • 2nd Fridays: Monthly DimeStories Open Mic for Prose at the Ink Spot Love to write? Of course you do. Like to perform? That’s a rhetorical question. Want to share your stories with other writers? Why am I even asking? Dime Stories are 3-minutes stories (prose, not poetry) read by the author. They’re funny. They’re heart-rending. Fictional or factual, they’re always true. Bring your Dime Story to read to a ...
  • 3rd Tuesdays (ON HIATUS): Poetic Brew Open Mic at Rebecca’s Coffeehouse CURRENTLY ON HIATUS:  CHECK BACK WITH US SOON AND WE’LL HAVE NEWS! A Poetry Open Mic with the flavor of San Diego’s original Poetic Brew, set in the warm and friendly venue of Rebecca’s Coffeehouse in South Park . Read up to 3 poems or for 3 minutes and 33 seconds. There’s sure to be some ...

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  • 07/26 Open Mic Reading: From our Anthology (bring your work and read!) The new copies of Volume 8 of A Year in Ink are finally here. Come buy your copy or pick up your long awaited author copy if you missed out before. If you have been published in any of the previous 8 volumes, bring your piece with you to this reading and share it. We want ...
  • 07/29 Off the Wall: Prose Open Mic at Hennessey’s La Jolla Join us for an Open Mic night for $5.  July 29th at 7pm Host: Diane Malloy
  • 08/09 Second Sunday Author Series at the Women’s Museum: Judy Reeves Second Sunday Author Series Women’s Voices, Women’s Stories A Collaboration of the Women’s Museum of California and San Diego Writers, Ink 4-5 pm Women’s Museum Barracks 16, Liberty Station   Sunday, August 9, 2015 Judy Reeves, author of Wild Women, Wild Voices— Writing from Your Authentic Wildness Judy Reeves is a writer, teacher, and writing practice provocateur who has written four books on writing, ...
  • 08/16 Poolhouse Project Staged Reading Reader’s Theatre of local playwright’s work by the Poolhouse Project, a troupe of actors directed by SDWI’s Executive Director Kristen Fogle. August Presentation: “Take Care, Mortal Angel” by George Bailey     MORE INFO:  sdpoolhouseproject.weebly.com
  • 08/23 Community Meeting & Anniversary Party Come celebrate San Diego Writers, Ink. We’ll be celebrating San Diego writers and our role in the community. Two year anniversary for our new location! SDWI’s Annual Community and Membership meeting is an opportunity to come together in a warm and welcoming gathering to celebrate writing and writers. Join our board members and SDWI staff to ...
  • 09/11-09/13 Fall for Writing 2015 Friday, Sept 11, 6-7:30pm: Celebrate our annual event ($5 suggested donation). Join us for a weekend of workshops and special events this fall! More info to come!  Sessions on Saturday and Sunday. Click here for last year’s schedule of Fall for Writing’s classes and events
  • 09/13 Second Sunday Author Series at the Women’s Museum: Marivi Soliven Second Sunday Author Series Women’s Voices, Women’s Stories A Collaboration of the Women’s Museum of California and San Diego Writers, Ink 4-5 pm Women’s Museum Barracks 16, Liberty Station   Sunday, September 13, 2015 Marivi Soliven, author of The Mango Bride Marivi Soliven has taught writing workshops at the University of the Philippines and the University of California at San Diego. Stories from her ...
  • 11/15 Poolhouse Project Staged Reading Reader’s Theatre of local playwright’s work by the Poolhouse Project, a troupe of actors directed by SDWI’s Executive Director Kristen Fogle. This month, the group will present “Bring Me the Head of Ted William” by Jim Reynolds and “World Premier Songs from Top Secret Musical” (Song and Lyrics by Keala Miles and Geoffrey Cox.   MORE INFO:  sdpoolhouseproject.weebly.com
  • Weekly Wed 10am DROP IN: (Not) Dead (Yet) Poet’s Society   Join us on Wednesdays from 10-12pm for the (Not) Dead (Yet) Poet’s Society, led by Anna DiMartino and Ron Salisbury. We will have a lively discussion on a contemporary piece of poetry, work from a writing prompt, writing for a short time (10-15mins), and we’ll read/critique participants’ work (if they would like). Participants are encouraged ...

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