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Fractured Flashes: Matt Young teaches a master class with SSWA!

The Foundry #5 is coming up on June 10th, and with it, Incoming  contributor Matt Young is coming to town to teach a special master class with So Say We All that same day.

Fractured Flashes: Writing the Very Short Narrative Essay
A So Say We All Master Class with Matt Young

 

An in-depth look at the fractured parts that make us, and how to mine those moments of our lives in order to craft effective and engaging narrative flash creative nonfiction with the intent to publish. Students will read and discuss professional essays, explore memory recovery, discover ways to integrate research and personal experience, begin crafting a narrative, learn to give and receive effective feedback, leave with a draft-in-progress, and create a community of peer writers.

About your instructor:

Matt Young is a Marine Corps infantry veteran, teacher, editor, and writer. His work can be found in Incoming: Veteran Writers On Coming Home, CONSEQUENCE magazine, Split Lip, Word Riot, Tin House, River Teeth, and many others. He teaches composition, literature, and creative writing at Centralia College in Washington State. He is the author of Eat the Apple (Bloomsbury 2018), a multi-genre flash nonfiction war memoir about his three combat deployments to Iraq between 2005 and 2009. Find out more at www.mattyoungauthor.com or follow him on Twitter @young_em_see

Fractured Flashes: Writing The Very Short Narrative Essay
A So Say We All Master Class with Matt Young
Saturday, June 10th
10-2 pm

$45 public
$35 member
Full Veteran Writers Division Scholarships available!

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Members: Enter code MCMEMBER at checkout to get your discount (and be honest like your mama taught you). To become a member for as little as $5 per month, visit www.sosayweallonline.com/membership

To apply for Veteran Writers Division Scholarships for this fantastic class, fill out this application. The scholarship deadline is May 20th, and we will notify you by May 25th.


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Wendy C. Ortiz teaches a master class with So Say We All

The Foundry #4 is coming up on March 18th, and with it, Wendy C. Ortiz will be joining us to read. She will also teach a very special master class with us that day.

Master class: Public Notebook to Book
Wendy C. Ortiz
Saturday March 18th 1-4 pm
Words Alive
5111 Santa Fe St # 219 (upstairs),
San Diego, CA 92109

There are infinite ways and means of writing a book, and social media platforms such as tumblr, Twitter, and Snapchat offer some particular and innovative ways of moving from the “public notebook” to book. Hollywood Notebook, a prose poem-ish memoir, and Bruja, a dreamoir, both began as public notebooks and eventually found their way to becoming print books. We will discuss different social media platforms and how using them in specific ways can contribute to multiple narrative threads we might use in the creation of a book. Discussion topics will include journaling, persona, audience, and the art of omission. By workshop end, participants will have experimented with creating a “public notebook.”

Wendy C. Ortiz is the author of Excavation: A Memoir, Hollywood Notebook, and the dreamoir Bruja. Her work has been profiled or featured in the Los Angeles Times, The Rumpus, the Los Angeles Review of Books, and the National Book Critics Circle Small Press Spotlight blog. Her writing has appeared in The New York Times, Hazlitt, Vol. 1 Brooklyn, The Nervous Breakdown, StoryQuarterly, and a year-long series appeared at McSweeney’s Internet Tendency. Wendy lives in Los Angeles.


Limited to 7 workshop participants. Scholarships available.

$55 non-members
$45 sustaining members

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Members: Enter code WENDYMEMBER at checkout to get your discount (and be honest like your mama taught you). To become a member for as little as $5 per month, visit www.sosayweallonline.com/membership

To apply for a scholarship for this fantastic class, fill out this application. The scholarship deadline is February 25th, and we will notify you by March 1st.


Stay tuned for more details about The Foundry #4 at 7 PM on March 18th, the night of the workshop, featuring readings by Wendy, Jami Attenberg, Karolina Waclawiak, and more.

 

OUTSPOKEN: LGBTQ Green Room Writer’s Workshop

Come join our LGBTQ Green Room Writer’s Workshop to generate, brainstorm, or work on stories for our spring OUTSPOKEN showcase: “The Mamas and The Papas.” (https://www.facebook.com/events/406630036175869/)

This workshop will be led by Jessica Hilt and Sarah Hultquist.

So Say We All’s free, open, generative creative writing workshop provides writers of all experience levels a kind, supportive, and challenging community in which to meet, write, and better one another. All Greenrooms are structured around a topic (“The Mamas and The Papas” this month) and include periods for discussion, generative free-writing, and opportunities to share aloud.

OUTSPOKEN Green Room
Sunday, March 29th at 6:00 PM
CyberHive
1855 1st Ave #103
San Diego, CA

The Greenroom Writing Workshop

Sometimes all you need is a place and a time to dedicate to yourself. Join us at Words Alive for some quality you time.

Since 2009 So Say We All have hosted Greenroom Writing Workshops: free, open, generative creative writing workshops that provide writers of all experience levels a kind, supportive, and challenging community in which to meet, write, and better one another. All Greenrooms are structured around a topic and include periods for discussion, generative free-writing, and opportunities to share aloud.

This evening will give you a chance to test out some ideas for your next VAMP piece or your next novel.

The Greenroom Writing Workshop
November 3rd, 2014 @ 7pm
Words Alive
5111 Santa Fe St., San Diego, CA 92109 United State
(858) 274-9673
Free!

The Greenroom Writing Workshop

Join us at Words Alive and get some real writing time in! Give yourself the time you want to explore your creative side.

Since 2009 So Say We All have hosted Greenroom Writing Workshops: free, open, generative creative writing workshops that provide writers of all experience levels a kind, supportive, and challenging community in which to meet, write, and better one another. All Greenrooms are structured around a topic and include periods for discussion, generative free-writing, and opportunities to share aloud.

This evening will give you a chance to test out some ideas for your next VAMP piece or your next novel.

The Greenroom Writing Workshop
Monday, September 8th at 7:00pm
Words Alive
5111 Santa Fe Street, Suite 219, San Diego, California 92109
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Greenroom Writers Workshop @ SDPL: “Too Good To Be True”

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We all want to believe that we’ve found something perfect, but usually we neglect to read the fine print. Let’s talk and write about those times when reality has shown us how delusional we really are.

This GreenRoom Writing Workshop will be a primer to help generate ideas for our September VAMP showcase “Trouble in Paradise”.

GreenRoom Writing Workshop: Too Good To Be True
Led by Rory Kelly
August 13, 2013 6:30 pm
Malcolm X Library
5148 Market St
San Diego, CA 92114
Free!
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GreenRoom Writing Workshop: Scapegoats

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We all know (or have been) that poor schmuck who takes the blame and puts up with the harassment for no other reason then the crowd says he has to. Let’s talk and write about those times when one person has to be the fall guy.

(Optional viewing: this GreenRoom was partially inspired by the amazing documentary “Catching Hell”, part of ESPN’s “30 For 30” series. It’s on Netflix, runs about an hour, and is awesome.)

This GreenRoom Writing Workshop will be a primer to help generate ideas for our October VAMP showcase “Mob Rules”.

GreenRoom Writing Workshop: Scapegoats
Led by Rory Kelly
September 10, 2013 6:30 pm
Malcolm X Library
5148 Market St
San Diego, CA 92114
Free!
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GreenRoom Writing Workshop, “None of us is as Dumb as All of us”

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The Borg. Cults. Board meetings.

It seemed like a good idea at the time. You said yes. And then suddenly, there was kool-aid being passed around and you thought, “Wait a minute…”

Whether you were talked into it or realized it was happening too late, let’s explore what happens when you realize the hive mind isn’t as smart as you thought it was.

This GreenRoom Writing Workshop will be a primer to help generate ideas for our October VAMP showcase “Mob Rules”.

GreenRoom Writing Workshop: “None of us is as Dumb as All of us”

Led by Jessica Hilt
September 10th, 2013 – 6:30 pm
North University Community Branch Library
8820 Judicial Dr,
San Diego, CA 92122
Free!
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GreenRoom Writing Workshop: “Hello, Darkness, My Old Friend”

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Autumn. It’s not all pumpkin spice lattes and foliage. It’s a time when shorter days give way to colder nights and everyone starts to feel the creepy, not-entirely-unpleasant tingles of Halloween. In this workshop, let’s talk and write about those times that we have looked into the darkness and saw something familiar.

This GreenRoom Writing Workshop will be a primer to help generate ideas for anybody who has lived or tried to write a scary story.

GreenRoom Writing Workshop: “Hello, Darkness, My Old Friend”
Led by Rory Kelly
October 8, 2013 6:30 pm
Malcolm X Library
5148 Market St
San Diego, CA 92114
Free!
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Greenroom writers workshop: “Obsessed!”

March’s free writers workshop focuses on the concept of obsession, whether that’s the brand known by fanboys, or when the thought of letting go is more painful than holding on, and the many problematic places that takes us. Writing will commence there, and anyone who wants to workshop a piece is free to bring one in.

The Greenroom: “Obsessed”
March 9th
8:30pm – 10:30pm
Imperial House
505 Kalmia Street – Directions
San Diego, CA 92101
Free
(619) 234-3525
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