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:




06/27 Coming Out Stories–SDWI’s Pride 2017 Event

In celebration of SD LGBT Pride 2017, and in honor of the 20th anniversary of EllenDeGeneres' ground-breaking, ground-shaking “Coming Out”…

Continue Reading

2017-06/20 Submissions for the Memoir Showcase – 2017

To Submit: 1. Pay Submission fee FIRST 2. Send your submission via email to: with "Memoir Showcase 2017" in the Subject…

Continue Reading

2017-06/22 FREE Intro to Write a Bestseller in a Weekend with Tom Bird

DATE CHANGE This FREE lecture will introduce you to the concepts from Tom Bird which will be more fully developed in his Saturday Course "How to…

Continue Reading

2017-06/26 Upstart Crow, Episode 4 by Tim West

Upstart Crow, Episode 4 by Tim West. Find out more about Shakespeare's younger days. Q and A with the author at end. At Warren Theatre,…

Continue Reading

2017-06/30 to 07/02 Show (Pop-up Art Show and Performances)

DENSITY n. c.1600, from French densité (16c.), from Old French dempsité (13c.), from Latin densitas "thickness," from densus "thick,…

Continue Reading

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…

Continue Reading