March’s education program highlight were SSWA’s four weeks of creative writing workshops with the teens of the Braille Institute, topped off with a showcase. April Venutra and Justin Hudnall had the privilege of teaching the class of 15 very different voices, who together made up what was probably the most enthusiastic group of kids we’ve [...]
After working with the wonderful teens over at The Braille Institute, thanks to an invitation by our own Joni Redmond, we’re proud to announce a teen writers showcase this Tuesday, March 19th. We’ve had a great time working with them these last five weeks, and we’re looking into possibly producing a longer-term program in collaboration [...]
Five writers from The Far East’s first publication, Everything Just As It Is, headline the San Diego City College 2013 Literary Festival. Come hear readings and discussion with Enrique Cervantes, Jennifer McBroom, Justin Hudnall, Cass Lynch, and Douglas Payne followed by Q&A.
AAAANNNNNNNDDDDD… We’re using this as an opportunity to announce the opening of 2013 submissions [...]
Our book, Last Night on Earth is teadily gaining momentum. In fact, we decided that the book was growing too big for the regular So Say We All site, so we made it its own home over at: lastnightonearth.sosayweallonline.com (deep breath). Over there you can get more information, such as: How can I buy Last Night on [...]
We actually get the week off, so we wanted to tell you about what our friends over at Cygnet Theater are up to. Firstly, War of the Worlds, the radio play phenom that partially inspired Last Night On Earth, is being faithfully recreated for two days only, Monday and Tuesday night, and at $10 a [...]
As part of Art Boxed San Diego and Fall for the Arts, a team comprised of Mike Calway-Fagen, Keenan Harsten, Ben Strauss-Malcom and Justin Hudnall (So Say We All) have received a grant to create the Sound Revival exhibition. Utilizing a Portable On Demand (POD) storage container as a temporary sound proof recording studio, the [...]
photo credit: Arnold Young
The Far East Project wants you to send us the images that best capture the soul of east county as you see it. Scanned family photos, portraits, landscapes of places, we want it all. Whether you shot on an expensive SLR, used your cellphone’s camera, or broke out the photo album and [...]
If you’ve got a guilty conscience and want an opportunity to prove you’re on the side of righteousness, here’s your chance! This Saturday So Say We All is partnering with Space 4 Art to help build a temporary school facility on its grounds that will house our Teen Writers Workshop and upcoming Teen Summer Arts [...]
America’s favorite cartooning superstars will present their funniest comics in person, with artwork lovingly projected on a big screen! COMIC-CON BADGE NOT REQUIRED! YAY!
Artists on hand include:
Becky Dreistadt & Frank Gibson
and maybe more!
Concessions will be available so prepare for big laffs. Click here to RSVP
During a residency at the Vermont Studio Center last fall, I had the pleasure of writing, performing and hanging out with Khairani Barokka, one of the other 9 writers in attendance at the time. Small-world short, Khairani contacted me last month to ask if I knew of any exemplary performance poets to help her with [...]
We’re tickled all over to introduce you to our newest member of the So Say We All Board of Directors, Vincent Blocker. Vincent comes to us from the enticing world of fundraising and development, one of those mysterious nymphs of the non-profit world whose magic keeps artists from having to sell their plasma just to [...]
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San Diego Veteran Writers Take The Stage and Tim O’Brien arrives
Local veteran writers to perform stories about the unspoken sides of service in concert with a visit from the author of, “The Things They Carried.”
San Diego, CA – As part of Grossmont Community College’s 16th Annual Literary Arts Festival, Tim O’Brien will [...]
Brothers and sisters in arts: passing on some interesting opportunities for artists. Hope you take advantage of them and we see your work flourish.
The Jeff Shartlett Memorial Award for Writing has announced opened their contest. Deadline is June 15.
The Urbanist’s Pizza Parlay, a crowd-sourced micro-grant series for local artists of all disciplines, is accepting proposals [...]
SSWA Presents: Modern Mythologies at MOPA
In collaboration with MOPA and in complement to their upcoming exhibit, “Unusual Suspects: Paintings and Photographs by Holly Roberts,” So Say We All presents Modern Mythologies at MOPA: artists performing their stories about real life crossing so far into the surreal, magical and otherworldly that the tales are worthy of [...]
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The San Diego Foundation has named Justin Hudnall, Executive Director of the literary arts collective “So Say We All,” one of 15 artists to receive this year’s Creative Catalyst Grant and a share of the $285,000 fund. With the guidance of the sponsoring organization, San Diego Writers Ink, Hudnall will lead a team [...]
If there was ever a time to make a 2011 year-end tax-deductible gift to So Say We All, this is it! You can make your gift go twice as far if you give online through the San Diego Foundation’s giveBIG campaign. For only 36 hours, from Wednesday, Dec. 14 at 7 a.m. through Thursday, Dec. [...]
San Diego Foundation’s Rising Arts Leader grant funds education and outreach to San Francisco for SSWA
Thanks to the Rising Arts Leader grant awarded to So Say We All this year by the San Diego Foundation, I’ve been able to start taking a series of courses relating to non-profit management at the prestigious Foundation Center in San Francisco. These are crash courses in everything from non-profit sustainability to developing donor relations [...]
Ikoi never fails to surprise us. Besides coordinating and organizing the volunteers for SSWA’s numerous events, she’s also a fantastic writer, master chef and visual artist. We spoke to Ikoi about the poster she designed for October’s VAMP, “Crack Ups and Melt Downs”.
What medium did you use for “Crack Ups and Meltdowns”?
Berol Prismacolor pencil [...]
Call for Proposals
“A Hell House is a haunted attraction operated on the days preceding Halloween by certain American fundamentalist churches. A hell house, like a conventional haunted house, uses actors and gruesome exhibits in an attempt to frighten attendees. Unlike a traditional haunted house, a Hell House focuses on sin, its horrific effects, and [...]
We couldn’t be happier to have MS Paint maestro $unny Katz illustrate our September VAMP poster: The Games We Play. Yep, you heard us: MS Paint.
A little about yourself:
My name is $unny Katz, I am 27 years of age and I really hate writing bios. My interests include, but are not limited to, anime, [...]
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So Say We All is very honored to announce the launch of its new education outreach program in storytelling for both teens and adults at Father Joe’s Village, made possible through the generosity of the Mason-Hirst Foundation and Joanna Hirst. Education Outreach Director Stacy Dyson and Executive Director Justin Hudnall will [...]
We’ve entered into the final stretch to fully fun our Kickstarter campaign for Last Night On Earth! We only need a couple hundred more to reach our goal, and any buck you can spare will help. This is going to be the biggest and best thing SSWA has accomplished yet, and we’re going to make [...]
So Say We All is honored to announce its selection by the San Diego Foundation for a Rising Arts Leader Grant award, alongside the following prestigious San Diego arts organizations:
Lux Art Institute – Gemma Bullough
San Diego Archaeological Center – Cheryl Castro
San Diego Asian Film Foundation – Brian Hu
So Say We All – Justin Hudnall
Stories to chill you on a warm summer evening,
featuring two So Say We All storytellers: Sam Carr and Jake Arky.
Strange and haunting stories are not just for Halloween anymore.
Join the Storytellers of San Diego for an adult concert of truly terrifying summer stories.