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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:

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  • 04/22 A Year In Ink (Vol 7) Anthology Release Party at Old Town Theatre April 22, 7pm: Year in Ink Volume 7 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 on ...
  • 05/18 Lecture on the history of Nancy Drew and other Children’s Series Did you read Nancy Drew, the Hardy Boys, the Bobbsey Twins, the Happy Hollisters, Tom Swift, or other series books as a kid?  Did you know that all the ones I mentioned above were created by one man? It’s true.  One man created all of those series (and many more!) and was one of the most ...
  • 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 ...
  • Monthly Poolhouse Project Play Reading (last Sundays, 6-8pm) April 27, 6-8pm: Poolhouse Project Play Reading:  “All in the Timing” (by Christopher Durang) will be presented. May 25, 6-8pm:  Poolhouse Project Play Reading: Bell, Book and Candle” by John Van Druten. “What happens when a young witch makes her attractive neighbor fall madly in love with her?” $5 suggested donation.  (rescheduled from March)

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.