WORKSHOPS

November Workshops

Our workshop program launches this November 3rd with two amazing offerings, hosted at the downtown San Diego Public Library, in partnership with the San Diego Library Shop. Register now for your favorite workshop (or register for both for a nice scholarly day). Then join your teachers in the evening for LAST EXIT: A Reading at 7 PM.

scholarships available

Seidlinger classSPEEDWRITING FOR BATTLING WRITER’S BLOCK
***UPDATE: now taught by Julia Dixon Evans***
Saturday, November 3rd, 2018
11-1:30 PM
tuition: $30
at the San Diego Public Library, Downtown/Central Branch, 330 Park Blvd

ADVANCED REGISTRATION REQUIRED. Register now.
Scholarship applications due October 20th (google form)

Description: Speedwriting for Battling Writer’s Block

There are countless distractions, be it social media, or self-doubt itself, keeping you from getting the words onto the page. Thankfully there are life-hacks to be had for writers everywhere. If you’re looking to jumpstart an idea or simply get back on track with your work-in-progress, we’ll discuss and try out different routines and techniques to keep you on your toes, keep you motivated, and most of all, get the damn words on the page.

due to unforeseen travel cancelations, Julia Dixon Evans will substitute teach for Michael for this class. 

About the instructor: JULIA DIXON EVANS is the author of HOW TO SET YOURSELF ON FIRE (Dzanc Books, 2018). Her short fiction can be found in McSweeney’s, Hobart, Monkeybicycle, Pithead Chapel, and more. She writes for San Diego CityBeat and writes the weekly Culture Report for Voice of San Diego. She was a PEN Center fellow to teach creative writing, and has taught veterans, high schoolers, dancers, grade schoolers, community members, and more. She is Nonfiction Editor for Noble / Gas Qrtrly, Senior Columns Editor for The Coil, and Founding Editor and Host for Last Exit. More: juliadixonevans.com

Bud Smith class

PRACTICAL APPROACHES TO WRITING & EDITING A NOVEL
by BUD SMITH
Saturday, November 3rd, 2018
3-5:30 PM
tuition: $30
at the San Diego Public Library, Downtown/Central Branch, 330 Park Blvd

ADVANCED REGISTRATION REQUIRED. Register now.
Scholarship applications due October 20th (google form)

Description: Novel Writing: Practical thoughts on turning your idea into a rough first draft and then how to hone that draft in successive drafts. This workshop will talk about the real-life experience of having a day job and pursuing art, how to manage time and get the most out of every day.

Bud Smith author picAbout the instructor: Bud Smith is the author of nine books, most recently Teenager, a novel from Tyrant Books, as well as a short story collection Double Bird from Maudlin House, and a memoir about the intersection of creativity, family, and having a demanding day job. Bud Smith works in an oil refinery as a welder and rigger, and he will show his method for generating new work while being without computer access for long stretches of time.


 ❤ Special thank you to the San Diego Library Shop