So Say We All is collaborating with the Jacobs Center for Neighborhood Innovation’s Placemakers program to tell the story of Southeast San Diego through the written and spoken perspectives of the people who live and work there! Whether poetry, essays, or non-fiction prose, we want stories that take place in the neighborhood or strive to define an aspect of it, however you choose to interpret that.
Together with the Skyline Hills Public Library, we are hosting a FREE generative writing workshop to help those of us who live, work, or otherwise exist in the area of Southeast San Diego to write their stories. This workshop is open to everyone: all ages, all levels. No prior writing experience necessary. You do not need to have started a story to attend. There will be in-class writing time, so bring something to write on/with.
Southeast Stories Writing Workshop
Wednesday, May 17th
6:00 – 8:00 PM
Skyline Hills Public Library
7900 Paradise Valley Rd, San Diego, CA 92114
RSVP (not required) –
Led by So Say We All teaching artist, Jim Ruland:
Jim Ruland is the co-author of My Damage with Keith Morris, and Giving the Finger with Scott Campbell Jr. of Discovery Channel’s Deadliest Catch. He is also the author of the award-winning novel Forest of Fortune and the short story collection Big Lonesome. Jim’s work has appeared in many publications, including The Believer, Black Warrior Review, Esquire, Granta, Hobart, Los Angeles Times, McSweeney’s, Mississippi Review, and Oxford American, and has received awards from Reader’s Digest and the National Endowment for the Arts. He runs the Southern California-based reading series Vermin on the Mount, now in its thirteenth year.
Image credit: Southeast SD Map by Isauro Amigable Inocencio Jr.
The deadline for our Southeast Stories project is June 2nd. We hope this workshop provides the communities with the inspiration and tools to tell their own story, in their own words.
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