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March 2018

Workshop with Lois Sunrich, Founder of Story Arts

March 3 @ 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm
The Ink Spot, 2730 Historic Decatur Road - Barracks 16 #202
San Diego, CA 92106 United States
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$5.00 - $10.00

Learn about memoir writing circles and make your own book in a workshop with Lois Sunrich. Memoir writing circles are a supportive structure, personal guide and writing community in which to find, create and share your life's stories. In the warmth and encouragement of women's circles, we write, read, listen and prepare our book projects for publication. We support each other and gain courage to present our written works to family and friends in public settings.​ In this special workshop,…

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April 2018

Turning Your Memoir into a Movie

April 7 @ 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm
The Ink Spot, 2730 Historic Decatur Road - Barracks 16 #202
San Diego, CA 92106 United States
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$5.00 - $10.00

Screenwriter, producer and script doctor Carlos de los Rios will talk about what it takes to turn your memoir into a film script. Carlos will cover: The six key elements that every story needs to be a compelling film script How to decide if you want to fictionalize Choosing the character arc Deciding if you should be your own screenwriter Looking over successful memoirs that have made successful movies such as Wild, Eat Pray Love and This Boy’s Life (based on This…

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May 2018

Author: Linda Strader, Author of Summers of Fire

May 5 @ 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm
The Ink Spot, 2730 Historic Decatur Road - Barracks 16 #202
San Diego, CA 92106 United States
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$5.00 - $10.00

Linda Strader, Author of Summers of Fire: A Memoir - Finding a Small Publisher Originally from Syracuse, New York, Ms. Strader moved to Prescott, Arizona with her family in 1972. In 1976, she became one of the first women on a Forest Service fire crew in the Santa Rita Mountains south of Tucson. Q: What inspired you to write your book, Summers of Fire: A Memoir? A: Multiple losses … within 5 years time, I ended my 23 year marriage,…

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June 2018

Judy Bernstein – Writing the Stories of Others

June 2 @ 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm
The Ink Spot, 2730 Historic Decatur Road - Barracks 16 #202
San Diego, CA 92106 United States
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$5.00 - $10.00

Taking Refuge in Memoir Judy Bernstein, co-author of They Poured Fire On Us From the Sky about the lost boys of Sudan who hiked `1000 miles across the desert to Ethiopio.  Judy has been a volunteer with the International Rescue Committee. She is now a public speaker and has taught memoir classes to refugees.

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July 2018

Brooke Warner – Reflection and Takeaway

July 7 @ 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm
The Ink Spot, 2730 Historic Decatur Road - Barracks 16 #202
San Diego, CA 92106 United States
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$5.00 - $10.00

Memoir is more than just a story of what happened to you. Its heart and soul lies in two elements of craft that every memoirist needs to have a firm handle on: reflection and takeaway. Most beginning memoirists are so focused on the plot of their story that they forget that readers love memoir for what it says about the human condition, for its capacity to help us understand something about the world we live in, or about ourselves. Reflection…

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