SSWA has much to offer the community of San Diego and its talented writers:
Three performance programs:
VAMP — a visual/audio monologue performance showcase; a populist, improve-like platform called Long Story Short, where the community is welcomed to perform a five minute story, with no notes; and Outspoken — a showcase that invites LGBTQ community writers and, since 2014, the veteran community. Incoming is an anthology of true veteran and active duty stories about coming home and transitioning from deployment into civilian life published by SSWA Press.
Four publishing projects and one producing project:
The Radvocate — a once self-asserting instrument of literary and artistic expression — now SSWA’s literary arts magazine “committed to sharing the work of new writers, poets and artists”;
Black Candies, a literary journal whose mission is to evolve and advance the genre of horror with themed editions. Black Candies: Surveillance is the most current issue out; Black Candies’s first women-identifying issue “Gross and Unlikable” is due to be published sometime near the end of 2016 (read a forward and interview by Editor and Creator of Black Candies, Ryan Bradford).
A book about in-the-moment reality in which 22 writers were asked to “write from the perspective of their lives — as they lived them at the moment in reality — if they had woken up one morning to learn the world would end in 24 hours.” The writers each answered the implicit question, “what would you do?” It’s focus is on agency and the results are in a book called Last Night On Earth;
Writers in San Diego have much to look forward to when SSWA hosts their events which are scheduled throughout the year. One being the Foundry, a literary reading series of fiction, non-fiction, poetry, or other creative arts, by writers both new and established.
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