LAST EXIT is a new project in San Diego dedicated to showcasing local and visiting writers, providing low-cost workshops and readings to San Diego, and building community through editorial apprenticeships. The November 3rd programming includes an evening reading and two public writing workshop offerings.
The reading, at 7 PM, in the The Mary Hollis Clark Conference Center, features Allie Rowbottom (author of JELL-O Girls), Bud Smith (author of WORK), Michael J. Seidlinger (author of My Pet Serial Killer), T. Greenwood (author of Rust & Stardust) and Stephanie Westgate (Last Exit's editorial apprentice and poet). Books will be available for sale at the Library Shop. Proceeds support the San Diego Public Library.
The midday writing workshop is "Speedwriting for Battling Writer's Block," taught by visiting writer Michael J. Seidlinger, from 11-1:30 pm (tuition: $30), and the afternoon writing workshop is "Practical Approaches for Writing & Editing a Novel" taught by visiting writer Bud Smith, from 3-5:30 pm (tuition: $30). Advanced online registration is required, and scholarships are available. Go to lastexit.org for more information on registering for this event.