4th Annual Memoir Showcase

Marni Freedman and San Diego Writers, Ink Present the:

4th Annual Memoir Showcase 

Monday, October 22, 2018 at the

North Coast Repertory Theatre


2017 Memoir Showcase; Photo by Julia Alicia Photography

Marni Freedman and San Diego Writers, Ink in association with the San Diego Memoir Writers Association are thrilled to announce the 4th Annual ‘Memoir Showcase’ on Monday, October 22 at 7 p.m. at the  North Coast Repertory Theatre, 987 Lomas Santa Fe, Solana Beach, CA 92075.

With the 2018 theme ‘Things We Don’t Talk About’, this year’s memoir competition ran from

April 25th through June 9th.

Marni Freedman; Photo by Julia Alicia Photography

“A panel of judges reviewed 160 entries and ten finalists were chosen. These ten winners along with additional top writers from previous memoir showcases have their written pieces included in the upcoming 2018 SDMWA Memoir Anthology – Shaking the Tree – brazen. short. Memoir. –  Marni Freedman

“The 10 Winning writers were assigned a writing coach in July for a month to refine their theme and cut or polish their piece. One of two professional directors (Hannah Logan and Tracy Jones) were assigned to each of the winning writers. After the Director’s audition and casting process, the writers, directors and actor will have collaborative round table discussions. The director will take the notes from the collaborative round table and work with the actor/actress. The memoirs will ultimately be directed and then performed on the stage on October 22nd”. – Kristen Fogle


Announcing the 2018 Memoir Showcase Winners

Elise Prosser, Secret Son

Lauren Halsted, Cruising

Amanda Byzak, My Father’s Hand

Madonna Treadway, Secrets

Laura Engel, Do They Know?

Huda Al-Marashi, An Index of Small Stings

Saadia Esmail, What Not to Say in an Arranged Marriage

Lynn Gahman, The Great Escape

C.J. Elliott, Red Speedo

Krissa Bruemmer, Mom Should Not Be Trusted

Cost is $20.  Free parking. Tickets are now on sale online. General seating – First Come, First Served.  Last year was sold out.  Online ticket sales will end on 10/21.  All tickets must be paid for by credit card upon registration. Tickets purchased online will be available at Will Call in front of the Theatre starting at 6pm.


 For more information, contact:

Marni Freedman 858-877-0781 or marnifreedman18@gmail.com

Video from the 2017 – 3rd Annual Memoir Showcase

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