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Veteran Writers: Homecoming @ Oceanside Library

Join us for the inaugural showcase of So Say We All’s Veteran Writers Program, featuring men and women across several generations of military service detailing the poignant, surprising, and darkly funny struggles, missteps, and unforeseen pitfalls that come with transitioning from military to civilian life. Every veteran has a story, but you’ll be floored by where this troupe takes you.

Veteran Writers: Homecoming @ Oceanside Library
December 6th, 2014
6pm
Oceanside Library
330 N Coast Hwy
Oceanside, CA
(760) 435-5600
Free!

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Southwestern College VAMP Showcase: “Borderlines”

The multimedia storytelling VAMP Showcase comes to the students of Southwestern College on Thursday, November 20th, featuring eight phenomenal students performing original works and their varied interpretations of the theme, “Borderlines.” Come watch the next generation of writers and storytellers cut their jib!

Featuring…

Claire Accomando
Desiree De La O
Vito Di Stefano
Steve Kitchens
Juan Lopez
Sylvia Nelson
Alyssa Perez
Kate Raiford

Southwestern College VAMP Showcase: “Borderlines
Thursday, November 20th, 7pm
The Hub @ Otay Ranch Public Library
2015 Birch Rd
Chula Vista, CA 91915
(619) 397-5740
Free!

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Veteran Writers: Homecoming @ The New Downtown Library

Join us for the inaugural showcase of So Say We All’s Veteran Writers Program, featuring men and women across several generations of military service detailing the poignant, surprising, and darkly funny struggles, missteps, and unforeseen pitfalls that come with transitioning from military to civilian life. Every veteran has a story, but you’ll be floored by where this troupe takes you.

Veteran Writers: Homecoming
November 15th @ 7pm
SDPL Central Library
330 Park Blvd, San Diego, CA 92101
(619) 236-5800
Free!
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October VAMP: “Scared Sh*tless! (vol.5)

SUBMISSION DEADLINE: Monday October 5th.

So many things divide the human race and make us different, but at our core we all sleep, eat, and–unless we live in a bubble paid for by a trust fund of helicopter parenting shelter–fill our pants from terror at least a couple times in our lives. It’s good for us. Puts life in perspective. If we survive.

For 5 years in a row now, stories of thrill-seeking, mortal danger, adrenaline rushes, terror, pranks, and other varied and open interpretations of the theme make everyone’s October feel really really Octobery down at the VAMP Showcase.

October VAMP Showcase: Scared Sh*itless (vol.5)
Oct 30th, 2014
8:30pm – 10:30pm
Whistle Stop Bar (21+)
2236 Fern St. (30th& Juniper)
San Diego, CA 92104
$5 suggested donation

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Veteran Writers Masterclass Series: Rolf Ynvge

SSWA offers free Masterclasses this fall with a variety of accomplished writers and teaching artists through our Veteran Writers Program. These sessions are FREE and open to all who share a love of the written word, civilian and veteran alike.

Friday, October 24th’s Masterclass features accomplished author and retired Naval officer Rolf Yngve, who will be leading a workshop on compression, squeezing the most out of your words and saying the most with as few of them as possible. Reading and conversation to follow. Take advantage of this awesome series and we hope to see you there!

Rolf Yngve served thirty-five years active duty in the US Navy as a Surface Warfare Officer. He published short fiction in the 1970’s and 80’s in Quarterly West, The Greensboro Review, Best American Short Stories, 1979, and others. More recent fiction and essays have appeared or are forthcoming in a number of journals including Glimmer Train, Chattahoochee Review, The Journal of War Literature and the Arts, The Common, Kenyon Review and others. His stories and essays have been recognized through a third in a Glimmer Train Family Affairs contest, the 2009 Indiana Review Fiction Prize, and honorable mention in numerous contests. He holds an MFA from the Warren Wilson MFA Program for Writers, was a 2012 MacDowell Colony Fellow and a 2014 Bread Loaf Bakeless Camargo Residency Fellow. He recently completed his first novel, Any Watch They Keep.

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Veteran Writers Masterclass Series: Gill Sotu

SSWA offers free Masterclasses this fall with a variety of accomplished writers and teaching artists through our Veteran Writers Program. These sessions are free and open to all who share a love of the written word.

Friday October 17th is in the capable hands of Gill Sotu, veteran USN and one of the most talented performance poets / musicians / community arts leaders in all of San Diego. His long running open mic turned podcast, Train of Thought, held down the title as best arts incubator around, and continues to highlight important voices relevant to our lives and expression. His class will focus on a variety of techniques and exercises anyone calling themselves, “artist” should know, and he’s a hell of a lot of fun to boot. Reading / performance and conversation to follow.

Bio: Gill Sotu isn’t strictly one thing. He isn’t strictly a poet, a musician, a writer, a DJ or host. Effortlessly combining the artistic elements of himself, Gill weaves poetry into musical performances and improvisational songs into hosting gigs. Ever present is a forceful undercurrent of soulful, comedic, thought-provoking passion that engages and inspires his
audiences throughout California.Today’s modern advertising focuses on what you don’t have enough of, he is the balance reminding people of what they do. Recently, Gill has opened for Grammy-nominated legend Sheila E, partnered and performed with the San Diego Symphony, has been commissioned to create numerous poetry pieces for the United Way of San Diego and performed for TEDx San Diego in December 2013. The San Diego community continues to take notice of Gill’s talent and charisma, as he’s been featured on NBC 7’s Art Pulse TV and was named the 2012 & 2013 San Diego Raw Performing Artist of the Year.

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City College VAMP Showcase: “Borderlines”

The multimedia storytelling VAMP Showcase comes to the students of San Diego City College on Thursday, October 16th, featuring ten phenomenal students performing original works and their varied interpretations of the theme, “Borderlines.” Come see the next generation cut their jib!

Featuring:

Brenda Barajas
Saman Biglari
Stoney Billedeaux
Michael Billingsley
Brandi Carver
Elmi Hufane
Marisa Mancillas
Halima Mohamed
Adam Stone
Zenia Torres

City College VAMP Showcase: “Borderlines”
Thursday, October 16th 2014 @ 6pm
SDPL Central Library
330 Park Blvd, San Diego, CA 92101
(619) 236-5800
Free!

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Schedule of 2014’s Veteran Writers Program Events

The fall marks the debut performances of So Say We All’s Veteran Writers Program, curating veteran voices from Oceanside to San Diego writing on the 2014 anthology, “Homecoming.” Each showcase features different performers so come often and check back as more performances are added, including Masterclass series open to everyone.

Veteran Writers Masterclass Series: Gill Sotu
October 17
5:30 PM
7:00 PM
SDPL Central Library
330 Park Blvd, San Diego, CA 92101
(619) 236-5800
Free!

Veteran Writers Masterclass Series: Rolf Ynvge
October 24
5:30 PM
7:00 PM
SDPL Central Library
330 Park Blvd, San Diego, CA 92101
(619) 236-5800
Free!

“Homecoming” at the New Downtown Library
November 15th
7pm
SDPL Central Library
330 Park Blvd, San Diego, CA 92101
(619) 236-5800
Free!
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“Homecoming” at the Oceanside Public Library
December 6th, 2014
6pm
Oceanside Library
330 N Coast Hwy
Oceanside, CA
(760) 435-5600
Free!
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