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David Coddon

David is a writing instructor and a longtime voice on the San Diego arts, entertainment, and cultural scene. The former editor of the San Diego Union-Tribune’s Currents Weekend and Night & Day sections, he wrote a popular column on the arts, For What It’s Worth, and chronicled, in particular, the glitter and impetuosity of the film industry. He is now a contributor to a number of Southern California publications, both online and in print, and is the regular theater critic for San Diego CityBeat magazine. He possesses an MFA in creative writing from San Diego State University and a BA in journalism from the University of Southern California. He has taught either non-fiction or creative writing for 19 years at institutions including UCSD Extension, San Diego State and San Diego Mesa College, where he is adjunct faculty.