‘A Wine & Cheese Book Launch’ Set for September 15th at Humphrey’s Half-Moon Inn

Marni Freedman and San Diego Writers, Ink, in association with the San Diego Memoir Writers Association and San Diego Writers Network are thrilled to announce the Wine & Cheese Book Launch for the 1st Annual San Diego Memoir Showcase Anthology ‘Shaking the Tree – brazen – short – memoir’ and other books by local authors:

Saturday, September 15th from 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm

 Humphrey’s Half Moon Inn – (Ballroom on the Bay),

2303 Shelter Island Dr., San Diego, CA 92106

Live jazz music will be provided by the Latin Magic Quartet.

The event is free to the public.

Author Readings!

Book Signings!

Wine & Cheese!

Swag Bags to the first 100 attendees!

Raffle prizes!



“With the 2018 theme ‘Things We Don’t Talk About’, this year’s memoir competition ran from April 25th through June 9th”. – Marni Freedman

“A panel of judges reviewed 160 entries and ten finalists were chosen. These ten winners along with an additional top 25 additional writers from previous memoir showcases have their written pieces included in the Memoir Anthology”. -Kristen Fogle, San Diego Writers, Ink


For more information, contact: Marni Freedman 858-877-0781 or marnifreedman18@gmail.com

Marni Freedman (BFA, LMFT) is a produced, published, and award-winning writer. After graduating from USC Marni began her career with her play, “Two Goldsteins on Acid,” produced in LA. She worked as a script doctor and script agent. Her play was made into a film, “Playing Mona Lisa,” produced by Disney. Marni has written for Tony Award-Winning Harvey Fierstein, Academy Award-nominee Elliot Gould and Emmy Award-winner, Johnny Galecki. Marni teaches at SD Writers Ink, UCSD Extension, runs the SD Writers Network and produces a yearly theatrical Memoir Showcase. Marni edits The Literary Vine Anthology and Shaking The Tree: the Memoir Showcase Anthology. Marni is also a therapist for artists and writers. Her welcoming, easy-going nature and solid background are the underpinnings of what makes her such a popular writing coach. Her first book, 7 Essential Writing Tools: That Will Absolutely Make Your Writing Better (And Enliven the Soul)  is an Amazon Bestseller. Marni recently co-authored a play, A Jewish Joke about a 1950’s comedy writer facing the Hollywood Blacklist – it won the NY Solo Show for best drama and critics choice for the Union Tribune, received high critical acclaim and will be going off Broadway in January of 2019. Her next book, Permission to Roar, For Thought Leaders Who Want to Write will be out on September 15th, 2018. This year Marni is launching the first annual San Diego Writers Festival in conjunction with the downtown library on April 13th of 2019. You can find Marni at www.marnifreedman.com or at thefeistywriter.com, a writing hub to help writers find their authentic voice.

San Diego Writers, Ink is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. We offer classes, groups, workshops, readings and other literary events at The Ink Spot and other locations throughout San Diego County. San Diego Writers, Ink, nurtures writers and fosters a literary community by Serving as a hub for the literary community, Promoting literature, Providing artistic development for writers at all levels, and Facilitating artistic collaboration.

San Diego Memoir Writers Association   San Diego Memoir Writers Association is a community of local writers committed to the craft and business of memoir writing. Our purpose is to create a community of inspired, nurtured, and educated memoirists. One of the ways in which we do this is by hosting monthly member meetings with speakers who educate our writers on both the craft and business of memoir writing. Writers of all levels are welcome and encouraged to join us to help build their own writing tribe. Founded in December of 2016, San Diego Memoir Writing Association is located at Liberty Station in Point Loma.


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