SD City Council Declares Oct 26 San Diego Writers & Editors Guild Day

SDWEG is proud to announce that the San Diego City Council has named October 26, 2020, as San Diego Writers and Editors Guild Day. Councilmember Mark Kersey presented the proclamation to the City Council, and it was approved on the 20th Day of October, 2020.

The proclamation text follows:

  • Whereas, the San Diego Writers and Editors Guild nurtures the writing arts in the community for adults and youth through its programs, workshops, and its participation in author symposiums, local book fairs, and public events; and,
  • Whereas, the San Diego Writers and Editors Guild builds relationships among authors, editors and those aspiring to hone their skills in the writing arts; and,
  • Whereas, the San Diego Writers and Editors Guild has organized public displays at bookstores and libraries to introduce Guild members to the larger reading and writing community; and,
  • Whereas, the San Diego Writers and Editors Guild publishes a collection of members’ works in its annual anthology; and,
  • Whereas, the San Diego Writers and Editors Guild has, over the years, conducted writing contests and provided scholarships to high school students; and,
  • Whereas, the San Diego Writers and Editors Guild has made presentations to middle school students at career day events, encouraging them to explore their creative talents and hone their writing skills; and,
  • Whereas, the San Diego Writers and Editors Guild is dedicated to preserving the cultural value and promotion of the written word through its many philanthropic efforts; and,
  • Whereas, the San Diego Writers and Editors Guild has been in existence since 1979 and is the oldest organization of its kind in the area; NOW THEREFORE,
  • BE IT PROCLAIMED, by the Council of the City of San Diego, that this Council, for and on behalf of the people of San Diego, does hereby proclaim October 26, 2020 to be "SAN DIEGO WRITERS & EDITORS GUILD DAY" in the City of San Diego.

The proclamation was signed by Council President Georgette Gomez, Council President Pro Temp Barbara Bry, Councilmember Jennifer Campbell, Councilmember Chris Ward, Councilmember Monica Montgomery, Councilmember Mark Kersey, Councilmember Chris Cate, Councilmember Scott Sherman, Councilmember Vivian Moreno, and Mayor Kevin L. Faulconer.

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