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Suggested Writing Groups near San Diego, CA

San Diego Script Camp

San Diego, CA

San Diego Script Camp

Welcome beginning and experienced screenwriters! We host regular screenwriting bootcamps, classes, script coverage and career coaching from professional, repped screenwriter Conor Kyle. Each week there are a few live & virtual classes, workshops, Q&As and intensive 6- to 8-week bootcamp sessions that take you from idea to first draft, to polished feature screenplay or TV pilot. <br> <br>Some of our classes are free and some are paid. There are no membership dues or fees required to attend our free classes. <br> <br>This group is affiliated with Conor Kyle's Script Camp <br> <br>Website: https://scriptcamp.net <br> <br>Our classes are taught live on Discord at: https://discord.gg/mUtQKbtsgb <br> <br>Upcoming class schedule: https://scriptcamp.net/events/month <br> <br>*About the Instructor*: Conor Kyle has written for Shudder's Creepshow (2019) and placed twice in the Nicholl Fellowship with his scripts “Peter and the Wolves” (quarterfinals, also Launchpad top 10) and The Tube (semifinals). His screenplays have also been featured on the annual Hit List, Young & Hungry List, Spec Book, and on Tracking Board’s “Best Writers of the Year” booklet. He writes everything from stage musicals to Westerns to horror movies, and has taught screenwriting in Summer camps and online courses since 2018.

29 members · Public

Chula Vista Script Camp

Chula Vista, CA

Chula Vista Script Camp

Welcome beginning and experienced screenwriters! We host regular screenwriting bootcamps, classes, script coverage and career coaching from professional, repped screenwriter Conor Kyle. Each week there are a few live & virtual classes, workshops, Q&As and intensive 6- to 8-week bootcamp sessions that take you from idea to first draft, to polished feature screenplay or TV pilot.

Some of our classes are free and some are paid. There are no membership dues or fees required to attend our free classes.

This group is affiliated with Conor Kyle's Script Camp

Website: https://scriptcamp.net

Our classes are taught live on Discord at: https://discord.gg/mUtQKbtsgb

Upcoming class schedule: https://scriptcamp.net/events/month

*About the Instructor*: Conor Kyle has written for Shudder's Creepshow (2019) and placed twice in the Nicholl Fellowship with his scripts “Peter and the Wolves” (quarterfinals, also Launchpad top 10) and The Tube (semifinals). His screenplays have also been featured on the annual Hit List, Young & Hungry List, Spec Book, and on Tracking Board’s “Best Writers of the Year” booklet. He writes everything from stage musicals to Westerns to horror movies, and has taught screenwriting in Summer camps and online courses since 2018.

10 members · Public

Beta WRITERS

Escondido, CA

Beta WRITERS

We've been the NUMBER #1 place for author development since 2009 (and now global with Zoom). A couple of our members are award-winning authors with links to Hollywood.


We need your help. Writing is not easy. To place a reader in the middle of your story (showing through layering of sights, odors, sounds, tastes, and feelings), not just "telling," is hard work. Critiquing is even harder.


For each meeting, authors submit a chapter of their work via our DropBox three days prior to the meeting.


We use Word’s Track Changes and/or Comments to highlight anything that stopped or confused us as READERS, make suggested changes as WRITERS, then post them to the DropBox prior to the meeting. What the author saw clearly in their mind, often didn't make it to the page. Incredible insights and laughs have come from these meetings as well as spectacular writing.


Your Organizers:

David S. Larson -- This award-winning author of the unpublished The Last Jewish Gangster has thrice optioned his book in Hollywood to turn into a movie or TV series. He has numerous published works including ghostwriting (dramatic love stories, thrillers, fiction fantasy, biography, apocalyptic), biographies/memoirs, historical fiction, and screenplays. Prior to deciding to pick up a pen, Mr. Larson spent a decade in the printing industry and then went onto global corporate marketing. He writes in most genres, rewrites, and edits full time and can help aspiring authors by combining his breadth and depth of experience to make pages come alive.


Mike Gibbs -- This retired San Diego Police Sergeant just completed his second novel written for the YA Historical Fiction genre (mid-1700s American Indian plains tribe) -- High Plains Warrior Novels. Mike is a wilderness tracker (of both humans and animals) and is an amateur animal behaviorist and cultural anthropologist. His knowledge concerning military (he was a Green Beret) jargon and processes, police (36 years with SD PD) procedures, and a wealth of expertise comes in handy when writers are looking to put readers in the scene. 


Well, that's the tip of the iceberg about us. We look forward to reading your work and getting to know you and your story.


Peace. 


Dave and Mike

70 members · Private

Poetry of Place: For The Seventh Generation

Encinitas, CA

Poetry of Place: For The Seventh Generation

Poetry of Place: For The Seventh Generation

This Meetup will be lead by Keri Hakan and is organized by the Elisabeth Jones ARt Center. We welcome all levels of experience and knowledge to this group. Keri will be exploring different techniques of writing and this will be a space to learn, grow and share in community with others focused on poetry.

For The Seventh Generation is a project that is creating a 2ft x 1 mile mural consisting of individual paintings done by local artists of specific beach locations along the California, Oregon and Washington coastline. This project is truly unlike any other as it creates a community of Coastal Watchers- artists all along the West Coast who are passionate about ocean conservation and representing their beautiful beaches.

The exhibition will exhibit at the Lincoln City Cultural Center in Lincoln City, OR July 21st-24th, with a showing in Portland, OR at the Elisabeth Jones Art Center in September, 2021. At this festival we will hold the 7th Gen Film Festival at the Bijou Theater on July 24th, 2021 as well as a Poetry and Spoken Word Reading.

Here is a link to more information on our website: https://www.elisabethjones.art/for-the-seventh-generation1.html
And a link to a video about the project: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5I7i15ewINs

Participating artists for the 7th Gen Poetry and Spoken Word Readings will write a piece of poetry or spoken word about a beach or coastal location and their connection to it. These poems will be gathered and read at the For The Seventh Generation festival in July.

18 members · Public

Kingdom Writers Association

San Diego, CA

Kingdom Writers Association

We are currently meeting monthly with over 60 people in attendance and growing. We have a facebook group page: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1063082980415775/

Vision: Kingdom Writers Association is to be a resource center for Christian writers of all levels to empower, encourage, and unlock scribes into their calling and to publish award-winning material within all genres with the purpose of reaching more people for Christ.


Kingdom Writers Association (KWA) is a resource center and community for Christian writers of all levels. Though launched in San Diego California in 2016, KWA's members span the globe gathering in local Chapters and online via social media. In our KWA community, we work to equip, encourage, and empower writers and to remove the roadblocks that hinder individuals from walking in the fullness of their creative calling. We envision Christian authors flooding the mainstream market with works that honor God, impact culture, and bring generational blessing.


Director of KWA: Brae Wyckoff (CEO of www.braewyckoff.com, LR Publishing, KWA Publishing, The Greater News, award-winning author, Amazon bestseller)

Assistant Director: Jill Wyckoff (www.Jillwyckoff.com, author and encounter artist)

    

Monthly "Writers Gatherings" happen on the 2nd Saturday of each month. (Time and dates can be changed so double check). Make sure to join our facebook group page called San Diego Kingdom Writers Association Group. We have constant interaction in this group where you can learn from one another and get important updates on future events.


If writing is your calling and destiny then it is time to surround yourself with those who believe in you and want you to succeed. Become a member and be part of the scribe community on a deeper level. KWA members benefits include:

* Monthly Gatherings (information & support meetings)* Small group critique gatherings* Discounts to conferences and workshops* First access to "advances" (formerly known as retreats)* And more!

The yearly cost to join KWA will be $99 per year. 

*If you are not a member then it will be $20 for each monthly meeting you attend and you will not receive benefits or discounts for conferences and workshops and more. Monthly Gatherings are free for 1st-time visitors and KWA members. 

www.KingdomWritersAssociation.com


Our new location is New Hope Church at 10330 Carmel Mountain Rd, San Diego 92129

We meet on the 2nd Saturday of each month (except December). Doors open at 8:30am.

494 members · Public

North County Writers' Community

San Marcos, CA

North County Writers' Community

North County Writers Community

This group is looking for a new organizer. We are not currently meeting.


Are you looking to connect with a community of writers in a friendly, supportive and informal environment?

For Whom: We welcome anyone who loves to write from all genres!

When & Where: Join us Thursday nights from 7:00pm to 8:00pm. Send Jill your email via direct messaging. She will add you to the email list. We currently meet VIRTUALLY due to COVID-19. Our former meeting space was at Old California Coffee House and Eatery - 1080 W San Marcos Blvd, San Marcos, CA 92078 - http://oldcalcoffee.com/

Format: We will share a prompt the day before via an email, you write for 30 minutes, and then we share our writing with the group during our video call on Thursdays. There is no formal criticism. Reflective responses and respectful dialogue is welcome.

Size of Group: There is no RSVP limit. All are welcome! No waitlisting.

Cost: A membership fee will be added to support the technology fees. More to come this September.

Facebook: Join our Facebook group and spread the word! https://www.facebook.com/groups/1871578386412090/


411 members · Public

LA Writers Group in San Diego

San Diego, CA

LA Writers Group in San Diego

Calling all writers! My long-running workshops in Los Angeles have expanded to San Diego. Join our mailing list here. I run creative writing workshops in Carlsbad, CA. Get words on the page and learn how to write better scenes along the way!

About Nicole Criona, owner of LA Writers Group and book coach:

Coaching Stats:

• 2 clients got agents and sold their book to a traditional publisher in 2020

• 40+ clients have completed drafts of their book.

• Thanked in 5 books.

• Five clients are currently seeking representation.

• One currently being considered by agents.

Specialties:

• Developmental Editing and First-Draft Coaching for Fiction, Memoir, Nonfiction, & Screenplays

• Creativity Coaching

• Productivity Coaching

• Scene Improvement

• Structure

• Writer’s blocks

Nicole Criona founded LAwritersgroup.com in 2003. She specializes in Developmental Editing and coaching fiction writers, nonfiction writers, and screenwriters who want to complete their first draft.

Nicole authored the successful Get Writing Again in 15 Days and 100 Day Writing Challenge email courses.

While Nicole focuses mostly on helping writers, Nicole’s writing credits include poetry and fiction on Hissquarterly.com (Sanity is a One-Trick Pony issue), Strongverse.org, Six Sentences, and Narrative Magazine, among others. She is currently working on a novel and a non-fiction book. Read Nicole’s poem, Advice to an Angel About to Fall. She has also worked as a freelance and content writer.

Schedule a Free Consultation

I believe if we are meant to work together, we will, and because of that, I don’t believe in high-pressure sales tactics. My consultations are all about getting to know if we are right for each other.

Schedule a free consultation with Nicole.


190 members · Public