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News from the Arthur C. Clarke Center

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Clarion Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers' Workshop

The Clarion Reading Series began on June 25, but there are still opportunities to participate through the Clarion instructor readings–five evenings with some of the best science fiction and fantasy writers working–presented by Mysterious Galaxy bookstore and Comickaze comics:

Dan Chaon and Lynda Barry: Wednesday, June 28, 7:00 PM (Mysterious Galaxy)

Nalo Hopkinson: Wednesday, July 5, 7:00 PM (Mysterious Galaxy)

Andrea Hairston: Wednesday, July 12, 7:00 PM (Mysterious Galaxy)

Cory Doctorow: Tuesday, July 18, 7:00 PM (Comickaze, Liberty Station)

C.C. Finlay and Rae Carson: Wednesday, July 26, 7:00 PM (Mysterious Galaxy)

The Arthur C. Clarke Center for Human Imagination

858.534.6875 | info@imagination.ucsd.edu | imagination.ucsd.edu

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Reminder: Deadline for Anthology Submissions is Saturday, July 1

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The deadline for submissions for The Guilded Pen, Sixth Edition, the San Diego Writers/Editors Guild 2017 anthology is just one week away.

This is the sixth 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 anthologies support the mission of the SDW/EG which is to promote, support, and encourage the writing art for adults and youth. Review the Submission Guidelines linked below. A signed, hard copy of the Publication Agreement, also linked below, must be sent and hand-delivered to Marcia Buompensiero c/o SDWEG, P.O. Box 881931, San Diego, CA 92168-1931.

All questions should be directed to Marcia Buompensiero, Managing Editor, at guildedpensubmissions@gmail.com

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Inaugural San Diego Festival of Books in August

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San Diego Festival of Books

Celebrate San Diego’s vibrant reading community at the inaugural San Diego Festival of Books, presented on Saturday, August 26 at Liberty Station in Point Loma.

Support by the power and reach of The San Diego Union-Tribute, the Festival of Books will be open to the public and will connect San Diego readers, booksellers, authors, and businesses around their common love of the written word.

The free event, which will run from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., is expected to draw thousands of book lovers and more than 50 authors. The festival will include discussions and book signings with authors, as well as music, vendor booths, a dedicated children’s tent, and much more. There will be a minimal fee to reserve a seat for the 15-plus author discussions.

The San Diego Union-Tribune is also partnering with KPBS, San Diego’s public broadcasting TV and radio station, in addition to local bookstores such as Warwick’s in La Jolla; Mysterious Galaxy in Clairemont; West Grove Collective in South Park; and the downtown Library Shop to help spread the word and generate excitement in the community.

The event takes place at Liberty Station’s Corky McMillin Companies Event Center, 2875 Dewey Road, and the adjacent Luce Court, on Truxtun Road.

If you are interested in being a sponsor or having an exhibitor booth, email to events@sduniontribune.com. Check the website regularly for updates on the event at sdfestivalofbooks.com.

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Northwest Independent Editors Guild Invites SDWEG to Conference

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On behalf of the Northwest Independent Editors Guild, Jill Waters, Guild President, invites San Diego Writers and Editors Guild members to Red Pencil 6: Tracking Changes in Editing conference on September 23, 2017, in Kenmore, WA, just north of Seattle. The Washington Guild is making an effort to reach out to other regional editing groups.

The Editors Guild (www.edsguild.org) is a nonprofit professional organization, based in the Pacific Northwest, with a membership of more than 300 editors of the written word. Every other year, the Guild hosts more than 200 editors and publishing professionals at the Red Pencil conference in Seattle—the largest regular editing conference on the West Coast.

This year’s full-day conference will offer sessions that appeal to editors of all experience levels and genres: from fiction to academic, cookbooks to comic books, and everything in between. Both freelancers and in-house editors, and those who do a little of both, are welcome.

Our 2017 keynote speaker is Karen Yin of the Conscious Style Guide and AP vs. Chicago websites. Additional presenters include Carol Fisher Saller of the Chicago Manual of Style, Barbara Fuller of Editcetera, Laura Poole from Copyediting.com, Wendy Barron of Editors Canada, and many more.

The Washington Guild offers SDWEG members a special affiliate discount on registration for the Red Pencil conference. Use discount code RPCALI17 to get $20 off your registration fees. Save an additional $30 on top of your discount with early bird registration from June 23 through July 31. (Registration opens Friday, June 23.)

You can find more information about the conference, additional events, and lodging and transportation options at the conference website: bit.ly/EdsGuild2017.

Red Pencil 6: Tracking Changes in Editing Conference
When: Saturday, September 23, 2017, all day
Where: On the campus of Bastyr University, 14500 Juanita Dr NE, Kenmore, WA 98028 (about 10 miles north of Seattle)
Learn more at bit.ly/EdsGuild2017

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From the Guild’s Mailbox

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From Our Mailbag

Occasionally the Guild receives requests for assistance that could turn into opportunities for members. For example, webmaster Sandra Yeaman recently received a message from a North County freelance writer she met at the 2016 La Jolla Writer’s Conference who is looking for a writing mentor. Most of her writing is nonfiction.

If you are interested in connecting with the freelance writer, send a message to webmaster@sdwritersguild.org with “I’m interested” in the Subject line.

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Online Tips and Caveats

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1) Social Media Manager Sandra Yeaman has issued this statement: Member email addresses included on the Guild’s website posed a potential risk to members’ privacy because scammers and spammers use email harvesting bots to collect addresses to build their own email lists. As a result, any personal email addresses on pages such as Members’ Works and Speakers Bureau have been disguised by substituting @ with (at). Humans can read these disguised email addresses, but harvesting bots will only see them as strings of text.

2) If you would like to fill out our 2017 Membership Survey online (or in case you missed our May meeting, where paper copies were distributed), please head to https://sdwritersguild.org/2017-membership-survey/ by July 24th. Thank you for your participation!

3) On a lighter note, Sandra also urges members not to overlook the SDWEG Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/SanDiegoWritersEditorsGuild/), where she posts links to articles with tips for writers. In addition, all the Guild’s website posts are linked there, too. Following the Facebook page ensures you will see everything related to the Guild’s activities.

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Tip of the Hat. . .

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TIp of the Hat

To Gary Winters, for his poem “bemused” winning publication in The Muse is In Newsletter and a copy of Jill Badonsky’s The Awe-manac: A Daily Dose of Wonder.

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Free Writing Classes

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Writing Classes

The Balboa Branch Library (4255 Mt. Abernathy), hosts the “Adult Writing Group” on Thursdays from 2 to 3 PM. Attendees share their writing with one another and participate in directed writing exercises. No sign-up is required. For more information, call 858-573-1390.

The Allied Gardens/Benjamin Branch Library (5188 Zion Ave.) hosts “Life in Stories,” a memoir-writing group, on Wednesdays from 11:30 AM to 12:30 PM. Attendees discuss a weekly topic, share their writing and offer critiques. No previous experience is required. For more information, call 619-533-3970.

The La Jolla/Riford Branch Library (7555 Draper Ave.) hosts the “Pen to Paper” writing group on Thursdays from 1 to 2 PM, and “Writer’s Block” on the first and third Saturdays of every month from noon to 1 PM. For more information, call 858-552-1657.

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Membership Benefit of the Month–Meetings

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Each month, on the fourth Monday but adjusted for federal holidays when necessary, the San Diego Writers/Editors Guild invites speakers to share their experience as authors, editors, publishers, publicists, and marketing specialists. There is no cost to SDW/EG members for these presentations. A $5.00 fee is requested from non-members.

Speakers and programs in the past two years have included the following:

  • Neil Senturia and Barbara Bry, Humor in Business Writing
  • Charlene Baldridge, My Writing and All It Entails
  • Carolyn Wheat: Author of Suspense and Mystery
  • Richard Lederer: Celebrating Shakespeare
  • Margaret Harmon: Character-Building: Literary Games
  • Ingrid Croce and Jimmy Rock: the Jim Croce Story
  • Alan Kilpatrick, Ph.D.: Crafting Plays
  • Kathleen B Jones, Ph.D.: Biography and Hannah Arendt
  • Larry Edwards: How He Did It (Self-publishing and marketing); Using Social Media
  • Richard Lederer: Monsters Unleashed
  • Kathi Diamant: The Art of Giving and Receiving Critiques
  • Judy Reeves: “First Paragraphs and What They Must Do”
  • Hutton Marshall: editor of the San Diego Uptown News
  • Zoe Ghahremani: The Arc of a Writer
  • Bonnie ZoBell: Writing What Happens
  • Donna Eckstein: Telling Your Story
  • Alan Russell: Ghostwriting
  • Jefferson Parker: Writing a Hometown Story
  • Richard Lederer: American Presidents; Shakespeare
  • Martin Kruming: Legal Issues for Authors
  • Gered Beebe: Creative Non-Fiction
  • Marnie Freedman: 7 Essential Writing Tools
  • Dennis Lynch, Leslie Johansen Nack, and Lauri Taylor: Panel of Memoirists
  • Wendy Patrick: The Darker Side of Social Media
  • Antoinette Kuritz: The Business of Writing
  • David Wogahn: Metadata, Registration, and ISBMs
  • Jonathan LaPoma: Screenwriting
  • Christina Alexandra: Romance Writing
  • Diane Hinds: Marketing Your Books
  • Mark Reichenthal: Legal Issues for Authors
  • Penn Wallace: Marketing 101
  • Jonathan Maberry: Writing for MG and YA audiences

The Board of Directors is always interested to know of speakers members would like to invite for meetings. To suggest a speaker, send a message to sandiegowriterseditorsguild@gmail.com.

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Guild Members Win San Diego Book Awards

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Marcia Buompensiero at San Diego Book Awards

The San Diego Book Awards ceremony on June 10 announced SDWEG member Marcia Buompensiero as the winner of the Best Published Mystery (Sumerland) and Larry Edwards as the winner of the Best Unpublished Short Story (“By the Light of the Moon”).

Congratulations to both Marcia and Larry for work well written.

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