San Diego Writers/Editors Guild

SDWEG meets usually at 6:30 pm on the 4th Monday of each month at:

San Diego County Health Services Complex
3851 Rosecrans St.
San Diego, CA 92110
in the San Diego Room

(This location is near Old Town and Sports Arena Blvd.)

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San Diego Writers/Editors Guild

We are a group of writers and editors dedicated to improving our skills and helping others do the same since 1979.  Please join us at our regular meetings on the fourth Monday of each month.  Guests are welcome to attend. A $5 donation is requested.

Guild’s Mission

. . . to promote, support, and encourage the writing art for adults and youth. The anthology is a fund-raising project with all proceeds helping the Guild continue in that effort. As a collaborative partner in the larger San Diego writing community since 1979.

Some of our outreach projects include:

* Speakers Bureau – professionals are available for presentations to groups in San Diego County. Topics include creative and non-fiction writing and marketing published work.
* Manuscript Review – members may submit up to 30 pages of a novel, short fiction or memoir for evaluation/critique by the Guild's Recommendation Committee. An SDWEG rating is assigned which can be used when contacting agents, editors and publishers.
* Online references and resources for writers on our website:
*Current calendar of local literary community activities and events.
*Monthly meetings with guest speakers addressing timely topics on writing/publishing.

News from the San Diego Writers / Editors Guild




September 2014 Newsletter

Monthly Meeting Announcements

Unless otherwise noted, meetings are usually on
the 4th Monday of the month at 6:30 pm in the County Health Facility located at 3851 Rosecrans Street in the Sports Arena area near Old Town

September 22 (Monday, 6:30 pm) – “Hannah Arendt – Biography + Memoir” by Kathleen B. Jones, PhD. Kathleen B. Jones turned to story-telling almost two decades ago when a student of hers was murdered. Writing is one way to figure out something that might seem almost impossible to understand.
      Trained as an academic political theorist, Jones found tradition relevant to thinking about what had happened, but needed a different voice to express what the student’s murder meant to her and to others. Jones discovered a method of writing she calls “bringing political theory to life through personal narrative.” Her book Living Between Danger and Love, was the result.
      Her latest book, Diving for Pearls: A Thinking Journey with Hannah Arendt, which she independently published, blends biography with memoir to chart a course that takes the reader through key events in Jones’ life interwoven with themes from Hannah Arendt’s life and work, a subject Jones has studied for nearly three decades.

October 15 (Wednesday, 6:30 pm)Larry Edwards Shares How He Did It . . .“It” referring to how he sold 7,000 copies of his book Dare I Call It Murder? – A Memoir of Violent Loss in eleven months and how he received 150 reviews (96 being 5 star ratings) on The fact he began with a book good enough to win the 2014 San Diego Book Award for Best Memoir started him on the route to success. Larry will share the when, how and what of his marketing and publicity campaign.
      He will explain his strategies with use of websites, press releases, book clubs, reviews, book signings, radio interviews, and more. Larry will also reflect on his use of social media and listing in catalogs and perhaps what he will do if he wins the Pulitzer prize.
      Evolving from his career in journalism and business writing, Larry is an editor (Polishing Your Prose) and publisher (Wigeon Publishing) as well as an author. His previous titles include Food and Provisions of the Mountain Man and the Official Netscape Internet Business Starter Kit. For a preview or a follow-up of the meeting, start with one of his websites:
     Please note a change in scheduling of the October meeting.
Join us for Larry’s sure-to-be-informative presentation on WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 15th, the third Wednesday of the month from 6:30–8:30 pm.


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