We’re celebrating

Fully Booked

virtually for 2020!

A five-day literary extravaganza Sept. 21 to Sept. 25

Fully Booked is 5!

To celebrate, we planned a virtual, performance-packed week, Sept. 21-25, to support The Write Place. Join us each day for interviews and activities.

Monday, Sept. 21

National Batman Day / International Peace Day

  • Interview with Lucian Neely and guests at Al’s Comic Shop
  • Studio tour with Drew Matott, Peacepaper.com
  • Pieces to Peace Stockton, papermaking wellness at The Write Place
  • Studio tour with Kathy Crump, Paper Artist
  • Performance by With Our Words Poet Aaron Champman

Tuesday, Sept. 22

Fall Equinox/ National Ice Cream Cone Day

  • Interview with author Heather Rule and Val Acoba, director Red Dragon Theater Company
  • Year-in-Review in Pictures, Tuleburg Press/The Write Place
  • Performance by Orlando “Zeps” Molina at The House of Ice Cream
  • History of Angelina’s, local family-owned Italian restaurant

Wednesday, Sept. 23

#Innergize Day, Great American Pot Pie Day

  • Memorial for local artist, Raylan Saxton
  • Miniature Exhibit, Berkeley artist Maryline Poole, Poole Press
  • Storytelling in English/Spanish with Manual Camacho

Thursday, Sept. 24

National Punctuation Day, National Blue Bird of Happiness Day

  • Virtual tour of Groundworks Letterpress studio here at The Write Place
  • Video journey of local letter artist Daniel Paniagua
  • Music performance by Lisa Eberhardt

Friday, Sept. 25

Closing Ceremony

  • Interview with guest speaker, Drew Matott
  • Founder Paula Sheil with plans for 2020-2021
  • Marian Jacob Prize Announcement – It’s a SURPRISE

2020 Sponsors

Fred and Paula Sheil

Bob Rennicks

Our Story So Far

Early Concept

Inspire. Create. Write.

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Build literacy

The goal is to combine a love of writing with curriculum developed by local educators. Proficiency at basic levels is a challenge for many in San Joaquin County.

Serve community

Writers should have a place to develop where work isn’t graded and no one fails. Our goal is to help community members use language to share their stories.

Unlock creativity

Writers seek to think, rethink, revisit and revise. The reward is pride in creating work that transcends time – and builds our history.

Value Writing

Teach the value and practice of the art of writing to instill the love of words.

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