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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: Poetic Brew Open Mic at Rebecca’s Coffeehouse 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 of your favorite locals reading, plus a different feature poet each ...
  • Early Bird Registration: A New Way to Save Money at SDWI Starting today, we will run an experiment to encourage people to sign up for classes earlier.  We will offer all members a savings on their registration if they register at least one week early for a class.  Save $5 off short-term workshops and $10 off on longer-term classes.   The discount is currently being offered on the March and April classes ...

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  • 04/11 Judy Reeves Book Release Party: Wild Women, Wild Voices — Writing from Your Authentic Wildness Wild Women, Wild Voices Book Release Party Saturday, April 11, 2015 5:30-7:30 pm Plaza at Gallery 17 (right next to The Ink Spot) Liberty Station   Judy Reeves is celebrating the release of her newest book, Wild Women, Wild Voices — Writing from Your Authentic Wildness, and you’re invited to the party. There’ll be music and refreshments, of course, and readings from some of ...
  • 04/14 A Year In Ink (Vol 8) Anthology Release Party at Old Town Theatre April 14, 7pm: Year in Ink Volume 8 Release Party. Readings from the latest anthology. A celebration of San Diego writers. Don’t miss out. Cygnet Theatre in Old Town. $5 suggested donation or bring a bottle of wine. It is sure to be an exciting evening! (Doors Open 6:30pm) San Diego Writers Ink shines a spotlight ...
  • 04/21 Scrivener Informal Drop-In Tutorial Session Bring your laptop and your Scrivener program (there is a free 30 day trial you can download) and come to an informal session of work and question time.  We’ll have a laptop with a projector screen set up so we can answer questions and show techniques.  Come with questions and your program.  $5.  Drop in–no ...
  • 05/17 Poolhouse Project Staged Reading: “The Bridge” Reader’s Theatre of local playwright’s work by the Poolhouse Project, a troupe of thespians co-founded by SDWI’s Executive Director Kristen Fogle and local actress Lydia Real. This month, the group will present “The Bridge” by Paul David Halem.     MORE INFO:  sdpoolhouseproject.weebly.com
  • 06/28 Community Meeting 4:30-6pm: 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 ...
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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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