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We are a group of writers and editors dedicated to improving our skills and helping others do the same since 1979.  Please join us at our regular meetings on the fourth Monday of each month.  Guests are welcome to attend. A $5 donation is requested.

Open Mic Night – July  23

SDWEG Members Read Their Work

Open Mic Night is your night.  Here’s your opportunity to come share a fun evening where each reader is allotted 3 minutes to read a selection from their writings – it might be a snippet from a novel, a short story, or poetry, and to receive written feedback from other members and guests.

Although our roster is full, there is always a chance of a cancellation.  If you would like to be on the waiting list, please send your request to our Open Mic Coordinator, Laurie Asher at secretary@sdwritersguild.org by Friday, July 6.

This is always the most looked to event of the year.  We’d like to encourage your attendance and to support your fellow writers.

Please note that there will be NO outside speaker for the July meeting. The Marketing Support Group, however, will still meet at 5:30. We meet at the San Diego County Health Services Center, 3851 Rosecrans, San Diego, CA 92110.

Guild’s Mission

. . . to promote, support, and encourage the writing art for adults and youth. The anthology is a fund-raising project with all proceeds helping the Guild continue in that effort. A collaborative partner in the larger San Diego writing community since 1979.

Some of our outreach projects include:

* Speakers Bureau – professionals are available for presentations to groups in San Diego County. Topics include creative and non-fiction writing and marketing published work.
* Manuscript Review – members may submit up to 30 pages of a novel, short fiction or memoir for evaluation/critique by the Guild’s Recommendation Committee. An SDWEG rating is assigned which can be used when contacting agents, editors, and publishers.
* Marketing Support Group – members are invited to come an hour early on each meeting day in order to join the discussion on marketing tips that work, don’t work, or to get advice from other writers.
* Online references and resources for writers on our website.
* Monthly meetings with guest speakers addressing timely topics on writing/publishing.
* Monthly newsletter, The Writer’s Life.
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