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On Saturday, August 4 San Diego Writers, Ink (710 13th St) offers two writing workshops led by professional writers for the community.

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"Little Things Mean a Lot": "One of the ways to move the reader from reading to experiencing your writing is through the effective use of detail. Not enough detail and you’re awash in a sea of generalities; too many and you must slog your way through seaweed to get to shore. But the right details in the right places bring the writing to life and include the reader in the world of the story." Judy Reeves is the author of four books on the craft of writing, two plays, and a chapbook of poetry. For more on Judy Reeves, click here. Time: 1:30-4:30 p.m. Cost: $45-54.

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"New Fairytales": "By the workshop’s conclusion, each participant will have written two tales—one old and one new. We will read selections from Perrault’s Histories, or Tales of Past Times (1729) and a variety of modern sources—in addition to fresh work generated by students within the class. Get out your ogres, stepdaughters, princesses, and queens. Get out your hero and dust him off for a new quest into the deep, conflict-ridden forests of your imagination." Heather Fowler is the author of three story collections and her work has been included in numerous publications. For more on Heather Fowler, click here. Time: 10 a.m.-1 p.m. (August 4 & 11). Cost: $90-108.

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