San Diego Writers/Editors Guild

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

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

(The HSC is between Old Town and Sports Arena areas)

Welcome to the San Diego Writers/Editors Guild Official Website

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




August 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

August 25 (Monday, 6:30 pm) – An Evening with Alan Kilpatrick, PhD."Funny You Should Ask: Writing Comedy For the Stage" will highlight Dr. Kilpatrick’s experiences trying to please actors, directors, and audiences – not necessarily in that order.
      With a focus on Native American studies, Dr. Kilpatrick is a professor emeritus at San Diego State University and an adjunct faculty member at Pacifica Graduate Institute. He has done fieldwork in on folk healing in Peru, Mexico, and Spain and been awarded two Fulbright scholarships.
      His book,The Night Has a Naked Soul: Witchcraft and Sorcery Among the Western Cherokee, available on, and a play by Kilpatrick, “Little Big Horn”, had a world premiere in Albuquerque in 2009.

September (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 topic will be "How I Did It; Marketing for Success" about how he marketed his new book Dare I Call It Murder?: A Memoir of Violent Loss.

November 17 (Wednesday, 6:30 pm) – Richard Lederer will introduce his new book: Monsters Unchained.

December 17 (Wednesday, 6:30 pm) – Holiday Party for members and their guest.


Now Accepting Submissions
for the SDW/EG 2014 anthology

We are now accepting submissions for The Guilded Pen, Third Edition, the SDW/EG 2014 anthology. This is the third year that we will publish the short stories, poems, and imaginative essays of general interest by our members. The anthology is produced as a fund-raising project for SDW/EG, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. All royalties from the sale of the publications support the mission of the SDWEG which is to promote, support, and encourage the writing art for adults and youth. Please download the submission guidelines and application form. Submissions are limited to current SDW/EG members. All questions should be directed to: Marcia Buompensiero, Editor, at



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