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  • SDWEG Member Henry Herz Presents at San Diego Writers, Ink
    10:00 -13:00
    2019-02-03

    2370 Historic Decatur Rd., Barracks 16, 2nd floor, San Diego, CA

    2370 Historic Decatur Rd., Barracks 16, 2nd floor, San Diego, CA

    Intro to Writing Picture Books
    Either from our childhood memories, or more recent readings to our own children, we’ve experienced the joy of sharing enduring picture books like Madeline, Corduroy, Where the Wild Things Are, I Want My Hat Back, Green Eggs and Ham, Curious George, Interrupting Chicken, Olivia, and A Sick Day for Amos McGee. Thanks to picture books, we now know what happens if you give a mouse a cookie. But, what happens if you give a writer an idea for a picture book? Well, that depends on whether they understand the intricacies of that unique art form. There’s a significant amount of craft that goes into creating an endearing picture book. This course provides an introduction to the key components of picture book writing*, including: structure, plot, character development, word choice, rhyme, pacing, themes, humor, and layout. *Note: This class focuses solely on writing, not illustrating.

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  • Guild Odin Award Recipient, Quincy Troupe, at D.G. Wills Books February 9
    19:00 -21:00
    2019-02-09

    7461 Girard Avenue, La Jolla, CA

    7461 Girard Avenue, La Jolla, CA

    February 9 (Saturday, 7:00 pm) — Renowned poet Quincy Troupe will read from his new books Ghost Voices: A Poem in Prayer, and Seduction: New Poems, 2013-2018 at D.G.Wills Books, 7461 Girard Avenue, La Jolla, 858-456-1800, www.dgwillsbooks.com.

    He is the author of nine volumes of poetry, three children’s books; and the author, coauthor, or editor of six nonfiction works. He collaborated with Miles Davis on his autobiography and with Chris Gardner on The Pursuit of Happyness, which spent more than forty weeks on the New York Times best-seller list and was made into a major motion picture starring Will Smith.

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  • Southern California Writers’ Conference
    12:00 -23:00
    2019-02-15

    2270 Hotel Circle North, San Diego, CA 92108

    2270 Hotel Circle North, San Diego, CA 92108

    Founded and run by professional writers the SCWC provides veteran and emerging talent with authoritative guidance to help distinguish those manuscripts that are ready for market consideration, having facilitated well over $4 million worth of first-time authors’ book and screen deals.  With extended one-on-one evaluation of advance submissions and dozens of read & critique and practical information workshops to choose from, the SCWC is among the only conferences specifically tailored to empower writers of every level with the vital tools, networking and industry prowess needed to sell their work. And since our surroundings afford it – and we certainly encourage it – plenty of other opportunities await those attending to sidle up next to editors, agents, executives, and others joining us to discuss things on a more intimate level.

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  • Southern California Writers’ Conference
    07:00 -23:00
    2019-02-16

    2270 Hotel Circle North, San Diego, CA 92108

    2270 Hotel Circle North, San Diego, CA 92108

    Founded and run by professional writers the SCWC provides veteran and emerging talent with authoritative guidance to help distinguish those manuscripts that are ready for market consideration, having facilitated well over $4 million worth of first-time authors’ book and screen deals.  With extended one-on-one evaluation of advance submissions and dozens of read & critique and practical information workshops to choose from, the SCWC is among the only conferences specifically tailored to empower writers of every level with the vital tools, networking and industry prowess needed to sell their work. And since our surroundings afford it – and we certainly encourage it – plenty of other opportunities await those attending to sidle up next to editors, agents, executives, and others joining us to discuss things on a more intimate level.

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  • Southern California Writers’ Conference
    07:00 -23:00
    2019-02-17

    2270 Hotel Circle North, San Diego, CA 92108

    2270 Hotel Circle North, San Diego, CA 92108

    Founded and run by professional writers the SCWC provides veteran and emerging talent with authoritative guidance to help distinguish those manuscripts that are ready for market consideration, having facilitated well over $4 million worth of first-time authors’ book and screen deals.  With extended one-on-one evaluation of advance submissions and dozens of read & critique and practical information workshops to choose from, the SCWC is among the only conferences specifically tailored to empower writers of every level with the vital tools, networking and industry prowess needed to sell their work. And since our surroundings afford it – and we certainly encourage it – plenty of other opportunities await those attending to sidle up next to editors, agents, executives, and others joining us to discuss things on a more intimate level.

  • SDWEG Member Margaret Harmon at Old Town Gift Company
    14:00 -16:00
    2019-02-17

    2754 Calhoun Street, San Diego, CA

    2754 Calhoun Street, San Diego, CA

    If a genie granted you 3 magic wishes, what would you wish? But wait. Why is it always 3? And do we really need magic?

    Win a magic gold coin by figuring out the answer with Margaret Harmon at The Old Town Gift Company, 2754 Calhoun Street, San Diego.

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  • 24th Annual Writer’s Symposium By The Sea
    All day
    2019-02-18-2019-02-21

    3900 Lomaland Drive San Diego, CA 92106 United States

    3900 Lomaland Drive San Diego, CA 92106 United States

    Organizers of the Point Loma Nazarene University Writer’s Symposium by the Sea announce the 24th annual Writer’s Symposium will take place February 18-21, 2019, at Point Loma Nazarene University.

    This year’s symposium writers will include the newest Marvel Black Panther author, Nnedi Okorafor, E.J. Dionne from the Washington Post, and Christian Wiman, a poet and previous editor of Poetry Magazine. The event will also include a screening of a new film entitled More Art Upstairs and two writing workshops, one discussing publishing myths and another covering war writing.

    The details of our events are listed on their website: https://www.pointloma.edu/events/24th-annual-writers-symposium-sea

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  • 24th Annual Writer’s Symposium By The Sea
    All day
    2019-02-19

    3900 Lomaland Drive San Diego, CA 92106 United States

    3900 Lomaland Drive San Diego, CA 92106 United States

    Organizers of the Point Loma Nazarene University Writer’s Symposium by the Sea announce the 24th annual Writer’s Symposium will take place February 18-21, 2019, at Point Loma Nazarene University.

    This year’s symposium writers will include the newest Marvel Black Panther author, Nnedi Okorafor, E.J. Dionne from the Washington Post, and Christian Wiman, a poet and previous editor of Poetry Magazine. The event will also include a screening of a new film entitled More Art Upstairs and two writing workshops, one discussing publishing myths and another covering war writing.

    The details of our events are listed on their website: https://www.pointloma.edu/events/24th-annual-writers-symposium-sea

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  • 24th Annual Writer’s Symposium By The Sea
    All day
    2019-02-20

    3900 Lomaland Drive San Diego, CA 92106 United States

    3900 Lomaland Drive San Diego, CA 92106 United States

    Organizers of the Point Loma Nazarene University Writer’s Symposium by the Sea announce the 24th annual Writer’s Symposium will take place February 18-21, 2019, at Point Loma Nazarene University.

    This year’s symposium writers will include the newest Marvel Black Panther author, Nnedi Okorafor, E.J. Dionne from the Washington Post, and Christian Wiman, a poet and previous editor of Poetry Magazine. The event will also include a screening of a new film entitled More Art Upstairs and two writing workshops, one discussing publishing myths and another covering war writing.

    The details of our events are listed on their website: https://www.pointloma.edu/events/24th-annual-writers-symposium-sea

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  • 24th Annual Writer’s Symposium By The Sea
    All day
    2019-02-21

    3900 Lomaland Drive San Diego, CA 92106 United States

    3900 Lomaland Drive San Diego, CA 92106 United States

    Organizers of the Point Loma Nazarene University Writer’s Symposium by the Sea announce the 24th annual Writer’s Symposium will take place February 18-21, 2019, at Point Loma Nazarene University.

    This year’s symposium writers will include the newest Marvel Black Panther author, Nnedi Okorafor, E.J. Dionne from the Washington Post, and Christian Wiman, a poet and previous editor of Poetry Magazine. The event will also include a screening of a new film entitled More Art Upstairs and two writing workshops, one discussing publishing myths and another covering war writing.

    The details of our events are listed on their website: https://www.pointloma.edu/events/24th-annual-writers-symposium-sea

  • Patricia Bossano Reads, Discusses, and Signs Her Book Seven Ghostly Spins
    18:00 -19:00
    2019-02-21

    810 13th Street, San Diego, California 92101

    810 13th Street, San Diego, California 92101

    Are you up for a brush with the supernatural?

    Patricia Bossano will be at Young Hickory, East Village, for a reading, discussion and signing of award-winning Seven Ghostly Spins.

    Drop by to have some coffee and listen to a reading on Thurs 2/21 at 6PM!

    Location: Young Hickory, East Village, 810 13th Street, San Diego, California 92101

    This event is free to the public and Seven Ghostly Spins, as well as her other supernatural tales, will be on hand for sale and to be signed.

    https://www.facebook.com/events/312248542730238/

    #writerslife #writingcommunity #booksigning #ghoststories #supernatural #paranormal

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  • 8th Annual Canyon Crest Academy Writers’ Conference
    08:30 -16:30
    2019-02-23

    5951 Village Center Loop Road San Diego, CA 92130

    5951 Village Center Loop Road San Diego, CA 92130

    FOR TEEN WRITERS ONLY

    The Canyon Crest Academy Writers’ Conference is organized by the Creative Writing Club, a student-led organization that encourages and supports creative writers on campus and throughout San Diego.

    In 2018, 230 students from 40 schools in San Diego county participated at the conference, the only free conference of its kind in the country.

    We are currently looking for individuals and organizations to sponsor and underwrite  our 2019 conference. Please contact us at ccawritersconference@gmail.com for additional information

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  • Monthly Membership Meeting
    18:30 -20:00
    2019-02-25

    3851 Rosecrans, San Diego, CA 92110

    3851 Rosecrans, San Diego, CA 92110

    Our regular monthly membership meeting on the fourth Monday of the month, February 25, 2019.

    SDWEG member Karl Keating will present a critique of book covers.

  • An Evening of Language and Laughter with Richard Lederer
    19:30 -21:30
    2019-02-25

    987 Lomas Santa Fe Drive, Suite D, Solana Beach, CA

    987 Lomas Santa Fe Drive, Suite D, Solana Beach, CA

    February 25 (Monday, 7:30 pm) — An Evening of Language and Laughter with Richard Lederer, Union-Tribune language columnist Richard Lederer who will take you on a joy ride through the glories and oddities of our marvelous English language. Come prepared to laugh at and learn from Dr. Lederer’s comic riffs. Rich will perform his world-famous “The World According to Student Bloopers” and his Quasimodo and Prinderella classic puns. This is a benefit performance for North Coast Repertory Theatre. All ticket sales and proceeds from the auctions go to the theatre.

    North Coast Repertory Theatre, 987 Lomas Santa Fe Drive, Suite D Solana Beach, CA

     

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