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:

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  • 10/26 Open Mic Poetry Reading at Inspirations Gallery Open mic. Please bring one long or two short poems; prose poems less than a page OK. Snacks will be served. The poetry can be in response to the current art show, but does not have to be connected.  
  • 11/01 2nd Annual Dia de los Muertos at Liberty Station Saturday November 1, 2014 • 1:00 pm – 8:00 pm The 2nd Annual Dia de los Muertos at Liberty Station will be a special family-friendly, daytime and evening event, similar to our popular Friday Night Liberty. SDWI WILL PARTICIPATE FROM 5-8PM, BUT THERE ARE ACTIVITIES THROUGHOUT LIBERTY STATION FROM 1-8PM. Galleries and studios open to the public Live music and performances throughout the day Great artwork by the NTC at Liberty ...
  • 11/01 Reading from November Butterfly by Tania Pryputniewicz   Book Launch party and reading.   This follows a workshop by Tania Pryputniewicz. Early praise for her first poetry book: “In November Butterfly, the lyrical I looks into the mirror to find a different face with each pass. In this way, Pryputniewicz maintains the intimacy of the poetic I while expanding the personal lyric to a global resonance. As Ophelia, Jeanne d’Arc, Nefertiti, Amelia, Lady ...
  • 11/01 Warwicks Bookstore Fundraiser: Buy Books, SDWI benefits San Diego Writers, Ink is having a Warwicks Bookstore fundraiser just in time to get your holiday shopping done early. Fifteen percent of your purchases at Warwicks on Saturday, November 1, 2014, from  9AM – 6PM will help fund San Diego Writers, Ink’s programs.  BE SURE TO MENTION YOU ARE PARTICIPATING IN THE PROGRAM OR IT DOESN’T WORK!   Location:   Warwick’s, 7812 Girard Avenue, La Jolla, 858/454-0347, www.warwicks.com   Who ...
  • 11/02 Writers Read Book Group: Three Junes by Julia Glass Writers Read Book Group SDWI is pleased to bring writers and readers together to discuss selected books every four to six weeks on a Sunday afternoon. Our next selection is Three Junes by Julia Glass. When: Sunday, November 2, 3-5pm How much: $5 Where: The New Ink Spot at NTC at Liberty Station, 2730 Historic Decatur Rd., Barracks 16, Suite ...
  • 11/03 Writers Networking at the Pearl Hotel Put down your pen and raise your glass! Come find the SDWI sign at our poolside cabana, indulge in happy hour food and cocktail options, and network with other writers in this fun, casual setting. Monday: November 3rd, 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.
  • 11/21 Late Night Write on 3rd Fridays of month Late Night Write: Starting Nov 21, we will have a late night write on the 3rd Friday of the month, from 7-11pm (free to members, $5 for nonmembers). Time to write plus wine and light snacks (add to the festivities by bringing your own snack to share). This is a special Room to Write not to be ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...

Ongoing Open Mics

  • DimeStories Open Mic — First Friday of every month
  • Poetic Brew Open Mic Poetry Reading — Third Tuesday of every  month at Rebecca’s in South Park.  Bring three poems for the open mic or just listen with host Eber Lambert.