Category Archives: Incoming

Incoming at the Without Walls Festival

Friday, October 20 at 7 PM
Saturday, October 21th at 7 PM
Sunday, October 22nd at 7 PM

Border X Brewing
2181 Logan Ave, San Diego, CA 92113

$10  ||   LEARN MORE  ||  BUY TICKETS

La Jolla Playhouse’s Without Walls (WOW) is four days of immersive and eclectic theatre for adventurous art lovers, thrill seekers and families. Now in its third outing, the festival lands in downtown San Diego this October!

Join So Say We All and the WOW Fest as we feature performers from Incoming: Sex, Drugs, and Copenhagen, our forthcoming collection of veteran nonfiction writing. Our veteran storytellers take the stage at Border X Brewing in Barrio Logan, October 20, 21, and 22.

True uncensored stories from the lives of America’s military, told in their own words, about the private and sometimes illicit escapes sought out by service members during their service and the time that follows as they readjust to the civilian world. Hilarious, surprising and honest to the core, and featuring a different cast every night, this newest offering by So Say We All will defy any notions you have about our service members.

THREE performances:

Friday, October 20 at 7 PM
Saturday, October 21th at 7 PM
Sunday, October 22nd at 7 PM

Border X Brewing
2181 Logan Ave, San Diego, CA 92113

$10  ||   LEARN MORE  ||  BUY TICKETS


Strong language, adult content. General admission. Limited seating; first come, first served. Standing may be required. Wheelchair accessible. Recommended for ages 18+. Cash is not accepted for ticket payment onsite.

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The SSWA Gary Armstrong Memorial Veteran Writers Scholarship

Announcing the So Say We All Gary Armstrong Memorial Veteran Writers Scholarship, which will be offered to a veteran for each of our master classes, including this weekend’s “Fooling Ourselves (Into Writing)” with Jac Jemc. Apply now: the extended deadline is Thursday 9/7 at noon. (The application is a simple Google Doc).

This scholarship was made possible by the thoughtful generosity of Gary’s friends and loved ones, and by the legacy Gary left with those who knew him: to write, to share, and to look out for one another. Here is a note from Gary’s niece:

My uncle, Gary Armstrong, would have been so very pleased to know that this gift will give other veterans an opportunity to speak their truth.  His involvement in a writing group was a godsend.  His writing gave him a vehicle to express joy, to honor the loves of his life, (especially my aunt, Anita and their cat/son Freedom), to show fondness, appreciation and gratitude to his friends, and to share things that made him laugh or made him curious.  It also provided him a place to air frustrations, vent righteous anger and work through difficulties.  He called himself ‘The Bard of the Bus Stop’, because you could find him living, learning and experiencing much that he wrote of from that very vantage point.  His writing is unconventional, like the man himself.

In his lifetime, he never had much money and he suffered many losses.  An over-fondness for alcohol limited his options and landed him on the street more than once and for long stretches at a time.  Through it all, he retained a deep humanity, a sense of fairness, of hope, and a love of life.  He knew he was a man blessed. No matter his circumstances he could always find a synchronicity to prove it to you, he could always work the experiences of his life into rhyme, or near rhyme and that sense of wonder was never far from his consciousness.

Though he did not write these words, he spoke them often and lived by them, I think he’d approve of me sharing.
“Love life, be gentle and take care of one another.” ~ (unknown)
and always remember to, “Keep the faith, baby!” ~ (Adam Powell)

Kelly Patterson, August ’17


Gary Armstrong

Spread the word about this Thursday’s scholarship deadline for this Saturday’s class, but also keep an eye out for future scholarship offerings.


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