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Classes, Workshops & Groups

Classes & Workshops
4/20, 4/27, 5/4, 5/11 & 5/18

with Ron Salisbury

Discover publishing sources for poems, recordkeeping for this endeavor, and how to give a poetry reading.
Classes & Workshops
4/21

with Rich Farrell

Examine how, when & why writers use dialog as well as different techniques to make your own dialog more compelling.
Classes & Workshops
4/21

with Aimee Truchan

Who are your characters? How do readers get to know them? Come flesh out your characters’ voices in this workshop!
Classes & Workshops
4/21

with Jim Moreno

Examine the meaning of “decency” and how we can turn it to the Muse for a possible solution in poetic polarities.
Classes & Workshops
5/2

with Christina Burress

Gather and make sense of some of the longest living epics that have influenced literature, pop culture, and more.
Classes & Workshops
5/3, 5/10, 5/17, 5/24, 5/31, 6/7, 6/14 & 6/21

with T. Greenwood

Will this be the year you write that novel you have been dreaming about? Learn steps to write one at your own pace!
Classes & Workshops
5/4, 5/11, 5/18, 5/25, 6/1 & 6/8

with Marni Freedman

and Tracy J. Jones

Learn to create a strong character arc and a bullet proof structure that will fulfill the potential of your hook.
Classes & Workshops
5/4, 5/11, 5/18, 5/25, 6/1 & 6/8

with Rich Farrell

Work on understanding the essential plot requirements of a good story and build a strong structure for your novel.
Classes & Workshops
5/4

with Matt Muth

Examine how a poem creates its argument through the emotional & sonic logic of the line. Open to all skill levels!
Classes & Workshops
5/5

with Wesley Fulkerson

If you’ve hit a wall with your writing or creative project, come learn some trusted techniques for getting unstuck.
Classes & Workshops
5/5

with Tania Pryputniewicz

Whether you are tarot curious or tarot savvy, come use imagery on tarot cards to connect & create powerful writing.
Classes & Workshops
5/7, 5/14, 5/21 & 5/28

with Judy Reeves

Flash is more than word count. Read published examples of flash nonfiction and try your hand at writing your own!
Classes & Workshops
5/9, 5/16, 5/23 & 5/30

with Madeline Salzman

Examine both classic and modern coming-of-age stories and then learn to create and construct stories of your own.
Classes & Workshops
5/11

with Amie Whittemore

If you’d like to bring elements of science fiction, fantasy, and/or horror into your poetry, this class is for you!
Classes & Workshops
5/14

with Rich Farrell

Discover how to make your characters more memorable, more interesting, and more alive using character webs & more.
Classes & Workshops
5/15

with Celeste Barclay

Hoping to learn how to incorporate real history into your work without sounding like a textbook? Take this course!
Classes & Workshops
5/19

with Rich Farrell

Want to learn how writers use time-shift devices to create engaging storylines? Join us to explore a few examples!
Classes & Workshops
6/2

with Meghan Eagan

Learn the basics of feng shui and how to create an environment that supports your day-to-day productivity and flow.
Classes & Workshops
6/6

with Christina Burress

Gather and make sense of some of the longest living epics that have influenced literature, pop culture, and more.
Classes & Workshops
6/11

with Rich Farrell

Explore the role of villains, jesters, and confidantes, the purpose they serve, and how to add them to your story.
Classes & Workshops
6/15, 6/22, 6/29, 7/13, 7/20 & 7/27

with Rich Farrell

Expand on what you have learned about the key components of novel writing and submit a chapter for peer review.
Classes & Workshops
6/16

with Rich Farrell

Discover craft techniques to create vivid, memorable settings and learn how to sustain them throughout your story.
Classes & Workshops
6/22, 6/29, 7/13, 7/20, 7/27 & 8/3

with Marni Freedman

and Tracy J. Jones

Uncover the soul of writing with fun, engaging voice techniques that make your storytelling as dynamic as possible.
Classes & Workshops
7/9

with Rich Farrell

How can “place” create, sustain, and amplify emotion and meaning in your stories? Take this workshop to learn how!
Classes & Workshops
7/11

with Christina Burress

Gather and make sense of some of the longest living epics that have influenced literature, pop culture, and more.
Classes & Workshops
7/21

with Rich Farrell

Want to create meaningful and memorable writing? Come explore how to craft clear and precise details in your story.
Classes & Workshops
8/1

with Christina Burress

Gather and make sense of some of the longest living epics that have influenced literature, pop culture, and more.
Classes & Workshops
8/13

with Rich Farrell

Learn how writers control, manage, and use time effectively in ways that will get readers to keep turning the page.
Classes & Workshops
8/18

with Rich Farrell

Why must our characters want things, and what happens when they don’t? Join us to discuss these concepts and more!
Classes & Workshops
8/31, 9/7, 9/14, 9/21, 9/28 & 10/12

with Rich Farrell

Revise your raw first draft by developing skills that make your writing sizzle, sing, and jump off the page!
Classes & Workshops
9/5

with Christina Burress

Gather and make sense of some of the longest living epics that have influenced literature, pop culture, and more.
Classes & Workshops
9/7, 9/14, 9/21, 9/28, 10/5 & 10/12

with Marni Freedman

and Tracy J. Jones

Revisit the main building blocks of your memoir and hone the essential skills needed to complete your first draft.
Classes & Workshops
9/10

with Rich Farrell

Zoom out to learn how the plot steps you make create the overall pattern and meaning of the story you want to tell.
Classes & Workshops
9/15

with Rich Farrell

Where the writer puts their pen is where the reader feels emotion. Explore how to make your readers feel something.
Classes & Workshops
10/8

with Rich Farrell

Every detail you choose can work on a metaphorical level. Explore how stories can create truth through the details.
Classes & Workshops
10/20

with Rich Farrell

How do writers create suspense? What gets readers to keep reading? Don’t keep yourself in suspense—join this class!
Classes & Workshops
10/26, 11/2, 11/9, 11/16, 11/23 & 12/7

with Marni Freedman

and Tracy J. Jones

Learn the art of editing and revising your memoir to create a product that’s ready for you to share with the world.
Classes & Workshops
11/12

with Rich Farrell

Plotter versus pantser? Perfectionist versus instinctualist? Let’s talk about the ways that writers make stories.
Classes & Workshops
11/17

with Rich Farrell

Try new techniques on how to repeat images in your writing in ways that will blur the lines between prose & poetry.
Classes & Workshops
12/10

with Rich Farrell

As we wrap up the year, look at why we still choose to create, how to believe in the magic of stories, and more.
Classes & Workshops
12/15

with Rich Farrell

Discuss how writers can revise their work through a 3-part drafting concept: exploration, structure, & polishing.
Writing Groups
Every Friday

with Barbara Morgan

In this free virtual prompt group, share your voice, join our community, and have some fun with other writers!
Writing Groups
Weekly

with T. Greenwood

Join best-selling novelist Tammy Greenwood for a chance to workshop your novel with a small group of writers.
Writing Groups
Every Wednesday

with T. Greenwood

Ready to share the fictional worlds you have created and receive feedback from others? Join this supportive group!
Writing Groups
Every Thursday

with T. Greenwood

Work alongside other writers in a safe, constructive, and productive environment to improve your fiction writing.
Writing Groups
Second & Fourth Tuesday of Every Month

with Robin “R.D.” Kardon

Seeking feedback on your novel from a small group of fellow writers and an award-winning novelist? Join this group!
Writing Groups
Monthly on Rotating Days

with Kristen Fogle

Rediscover the timeless art of letter writing by joining us in a sanctuary of handwritten expression & connection.
Writing Groups
Every Monday

with Tabatha Tovar

Start your Monday mornings off right with a trip to The Ink Spot (SDWI) for an hour full of prompt-based writing!
Writing Groups
Last Tuesday of Every Month

with Puja Shah

Join host Puja Shah once a month for a short-themed mindfulness exercise and time to let your writing flow from it.
Writing Groups
Every Wednesday

with Ron Salisbury

Join San Diego inaugural poet laureate Ron Salisbury for a lively discussion on poetry—and time to write your own!
Writing Groups
Every Wednesday

with Mark Clements

Discover perspectives in yourself and others that will help you fulfill your own goals and intentions as a writer.
Writing Groups
Every Monday

with Rich Farrell

Join this supportive writing group and receive feedback from your peers and a published author. Open to all genres!
Writing Groups
Every Thursday

with Rich Farrell

Join us and have your work read in an open, inviting group of writers under the guidance of a published author.
Writing Groups
Every Thursday

with Rich Farrell

Receive constructive feedback from other writers in a small, supportive group setting led by a published novelist.
Writing Groups
Every Thursday

with Diane Malloy

You drop in, we’ll supply the prompts, and you’ll do the writing with pen and paper. Fast, fun, and no critique!
Writing Groups
Second Saturday of Each Month

with Tania Pryputniewicz

Grow as a writer and reader of poetry and join this heart-centered but unflinching group of poets once a month.
Writing Groups
Every Monday

with Tabatha Tovar

Bring a laptop or notebook, your muse, and enjoy silent writing time in the company of other dedicated writers.
Writing Groups
Every Tuesday

with Rebecca Chamaa

Our beloved Brown Bag writing sessions are back! Join Rebecca and company for pay-what-you-can generative writing.
Writing Groups
Every Thursday

with Judy Reeves

& Steve Montgomery

Gather at Lestat’s on Adams with this dynamic prompt-based writing group that’s been running for almost 29 years!
Writing Groups
Every Monday

with Gio Jones

Inspired by the Zoom days of Thursday Writers, this online group is here to help you with your writing practice!
Writing Groups
Monthly on Rotating Days

with Kristen Fogle

Join us for a monthly mix and mingle in community with fellow writers! Group meets monthly after our Letter Lounge.

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Blog Posts

4/10

by Seretta Martin

As we continue to celebrate National Poetry Month & our 20th anniversary, here are 20 questions to ask your poem!
4/1

by Team Ink

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3/26

by Team Ink

In recognition of Women’s History Month, here is a list of 20+ novels by best-selling novelist Agatha Christie.
3/18

by Rachel Lemmen

Michelle Smith discusses her journey with identity, social justice, family, and having her work win amazing awards.
3/13

by Team Ink

Want to expand both your reading and movie list at once? Here are 20 Academy Award-winning films based on books!
3/6

by Sydney Applbaum

In celebration of International Women’s Day and our 20th anniversary, let’s learn about 20 wonderful women writers.
2/29

by Joycelynn Iriarte-Randall

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2/21

by Team Ink

In recognition of Black History Month and the month of love, here are 20 lovers and love stories by Black authors.
2/11

by Sydney Applbaum

Not sure what Valentine’s gift to give that special writer in your life? Consider one of these 20 creative ideas!
2/7

by Team Ink

In recognition of our 20th anniversary and the month of love, here are 20 affairs of the heart by writers of note.
2/5

by Joycelynn Iriarte-Randall

How would you describe Liberty Station in only four words? See Joycelynn’s take on Liberty Station as she explores!
2/4

by Team Ink

In recognition of our 20th anniversary and the month of love, enjoy this thorough list of 20 literary love affairs.