A full day of no cost events is scheduled for the San Diego Writers, Ink’s (SDWI) fundraiser at the Barnes & Noble’s Point Loma Bookstar location on Saturday, March 7. Starting at 11 a.m. hear about the Junipero Serra controversy by author Jim Downs of the recently published The Real World of Mission San Luis Rey. About the book
At noon, participate in a writing prompt session with SDWI’s Brown Bag facilitator Janene Roberts. Brown Bag (at SDWI every Tuesday at noon) is a time for writing practice where participants are invited to write to a given prompt; writing free from editing and critique. No experience necessary. About Janene
At one, listen to a reading from T. Greenwood’s new book The Forever Bridge. Greenwood is the author of eight novels. She has received grants from the Sherwood Anderson Foundation, the Christopher Isherwood Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts, and, most recently, the Maryland State Arts Council. Her novel TWO RIVERS was named Best General Fiction Book at the San Diego Book Awards in 2009, and her novel GRACE won the same award in 2012. Five of her novels have been BookSense76/IndieBound picks. Her eighth novel, BODIES OF WATER, was released last fall. She teaches creative writing for San Diego Writer’s, Ink. About T. Greenwood
Following the Forever Bridge reading at 2 p.m., get a peek into how to pitch your book idea with Jennifer Silva Redmond. As Redmond states, “’What’s your book about?”’ We get asked that question all the time, but most of us spend very little time figuring out how to effectively answer it. Pitching your book is key to selling it—whether you are an author-entrepreneur-publisher or are pitching your book to agents and editors.” Jennifer is a long-time acquisitions editor and popular “Pitch Witch”. She will listen to one-minute book pitches and work her “magic” on them. About Redmond
Later that afternoon at 3 p.m. and then again at 5 p.m. participate in more writing practice exercises with Writers by the Beach host Louise Julig at 3 p.m. Writers by the Beach regularly meets at the Encinitas Library Thursdays at 11 a.m. About Louise
Judy Reeves, founder of Brown Bag and Host of Thursday Writers (at Lestats West every Thursday at 5 p.m.) will host a writing prompt session at 5 p.m. Thursday Writers drop in for lively and fast-paced writing practice sessions where they can expect evocative prompts to get their pen moving. There is focused time for writing in a safe and friendly community of like-minded writers. About Judy
The daylong event will end with live three-minute stories from DimeStories’ writers. Dime Stories are three-minute stories (prose, not poetry) read by the author. They’re funny. They’re heart-rending. Fictional or factual, they’re always true. Readings will go from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. that evening. DimeStories meets every 2nd Friday at SDWI. About DimeStories
Participants attending the event are encouraged to support the group by buying books that day at the store. Purchases that day in-store or online, and online through Wednesday, March 11, will earn San Diego Writers, Ink a 10-15% cash reward. Use code 11567120 for the percentage to be applied to SDWI. Store hours are 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Bookstar is located at 3150 Rosecrans Place, Point Loma. For more information and details (Some restrictions apply) or to print out a voucher for purchases go to http://www.sandiegowriters.org/0307-barnes-and-noble-day-for-sdwi/.