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Archive for September 2012

Last Thursday I heard about this showcase presented by this group called So Say We All. It’s a group of local writers in the San Diego area that get together to share their work. As a writer this right away caught my attention so I decided to check it out. When I went down to the Whistle Stop Bar to watch other writers store their stories I honestly didn’t know what to expect.

By the end of the night I was in love. It was an incredible experience. Everyone had an amazing stories. These are the names of the writers that performed that night.

Matt Lewis told us about his uncle and how he was alienated from the rest of his family for unknown reasons and died before he could really get to know him.

Jenny Goff told us about how she went to New York for the first time and encountered some random guy who just grabbed her boobs.

Carol Harrison‘s story was about how she has been bullied when she was a kid and how she dealt with it.

Justin Hudnall‘s story was one of my favorite stories of the night. He told us about the Balboa Park water fight and what happened there.

David Latham shared with us his story about being a former drug addict and limo driver

Jane Sim is one of my writer friends who told us her story of being single mom while dealing with life’s challenges.

Holland Holzer‘s story involved therapy and a lot of prescription drugs to “help” her

April Ventura told us about how no matter where she lived, like the ghetto or one of those rich neighborhoods, they always seem to have a problem with her.

Each month they have a different theme and the theme that night was called F*ck That Guy! For example, Justin Hudnall’s(executive director of So Say We All) story told us about his thoughts during the Balboa Park water fight. The story was pretty funny and he showed us a slide show of the full thing. It showed everyone with water guns and guys in speedos. LOL! Everyone pretty much made a mess of the park, especially the lily pond. Justin talked about how it’s fucked up that when someone dies no one cares but everyone is super upset over a bunch of fish.

All these stories brought up good points, like how you go to therapy yet they don’t seem to listen to you or how your family won’t talk to about another family member when they seem perfectly normal. I like the messages they send, “fuck all of you” because let’s face it people have a fucked up way of viewing things. I’m definitely coming here more.

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