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Summer is a great time for self-exploration, whether it's through travel, outdoor activities, or creative classes. San Diego Writers, Ink, a nonprofit arts and literary organization, offers many creative writing workshops taught by professionals for beginning and seasoned writers alike.


Cecil Castelluci teaches Young Adult Fiction Writing on Sunday, July 29 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Castelluci says, "The YA genre will be examined and demystified, and the instructor will discuss–among other topics–what makes a book YA, and address fears about what is, and isn’t, allowed in the genre. Students will do in-class writing exercises to get them exploring their stories and characters, and there will be an option to share some of these exercises with the group." The cost for the class is $60 for members and $72 for the public. The class will be held at Ink Spot (710 13th St) and registration can be completed online.


Castelluci is the winner of the California Book Award Gold Medal and a two-time Macdowell Fellow. Her graphic novels and books for young adults include Boy Proof, The Plain Janes, First Day on Earth, Grandma’s Gloves, and The Year of the Beasts.

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