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April 9, 2012 (San Diego)—San Diego’s WriteWay,  in partnership with East County Magazine, has a variety of events for readers and writers coming up this week. Click Read More below to see a listing of the events. 

April 10 (Tuesday, 8:00 am - noon) — Room to Write: open studio community writing for SDWI members at The Ink Spot. For additional details, go to: contact@sandiegowriters.org.

April 12 (Thursday, Sign-up 7:00 pm, sgiw 7:30 pm) East County Prose & Poetry Open Mic: 2nd and 4th Thursdays of the month at Space Bar. For additional details, go to:contact@sandiegowriters.org.
April 12 (Thursday, Noon) — Pen to Paper: Thursdays, noon @ the La Jolla Library. For additional details, go to: contact@sandiegowriters.org.
April 12 (Thursday, 5:00 pm) Thursday Writers: at Lestat's Coffee House. For additional details, go to: contact@sandiegowriters.org.
April 12 (Thursday, 6:30–7:30 pm) — Book Publishing 1-2-3: From the Writer’s Fingers to the Reader’s Hands. Sprinkled with stories and tips (e.g., how to find literary agents), this lecture-workshop is designed to empower and inspire writers. We’ll peek at the book business, check out the pros and cons of traditional vs. electronic and self-publishing, discuss genres such as memoir and children’s literature, and share ideas to help writers get published and sell their work. Other highlights: writing exercises, our “Editor’s Tips on Craft” segment, and the Q&A session. 

Presenter: Laurie Gibson, the editor/proofreader who’s worked with more than 100 first-time authors during the past decade. Examples of her work for publishers: "The Color Purple" and "Mrs. Dalloway," as well as the WWII memoir of President Herbert Hoover, several titles by bestselling business author Brian Tracy, and a short story collection by musician Jimmy Buffett. 

The workshop will be at Marcella June's Coffee Lounge (8513 La Mesa Blvd., La Mesa). $10. No pre-registration needed. Questions? (858) 635-1233 or wordworker1@earthlink.net
April 13 (Friday, 6:00 pm) SD Assoc. of Black Journalists Scholarship Reception. The keynote speaker for SDABJ’s 2012 Scholarship Reception is ESPN’s Jemele Hill, who will provide real-world journalism advice to our scholarship winners and audience. The evening will also include food from some of the hottest local restaurants and raffle for exciting prizes and gifts. Come mingle with media professionals and support the future of journalism.

Where: National University’s Spectrum Academic Center, 9388 Lightwave Ave., San Diego. Tickets: $25 in advance, $35 at the door. Information: http://www.sdabj.org
April 14 (Saturday, 10:00 am to 3:00 pm) AAJA San Diego is hosting a Scrabble Showdownsponsored by Sycuan Casino so start forming four-person teams and brushing up on your vocabulary! This double-elimination tournament will feature prizes for the top team and top individual player. One hundred percent of the proceeds will benefit journalism students and AAJA programs. If you have any questions about this event, please email Jen atjen.kuhney@uniontrib.com

To sign up, fill out the form here and you can send payment via Paypal. Thank you in advance and we look forward to playing with you! Price: $100 for a team of four or $30 for individuals. Information: http://www.sdabj.org
April 14 (9:00 am to noon) — San Diego Book Awards Association
Write to Win Writers' Workshops. For additional informatin, click HERE
April 14 (Saturday, 3:00 to 5:00 pm) — Marni Freedman's ongoing Screenwriting Read & Critique has a couple of openings. The group meets Saturdays, 3-5 pm @ Cafe Libertalia in Hillcrest. Email Marni. For additional details, go to: contact@sandiegowriters.org.
April 14 (Saturday) — San Diego Writers, Inc. presents 7 Steps to a First Draft w/ Marni Freedman. For additional details, go to: contact@sandiegowriters.org.


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It would be better to have a link to the whole site rather than just one weeks calendar.