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Writers' Games with Margaret Harmon: In Person

  • 18 May 2024
  • 10:30 AM - 1:30 PM
  • Serra Mesa-Kearny Mesa Library


Registration is closed


Being the writer I want to be can mean anything from winning a Pulitzer to exploring my own ideas and writing what excites me. In four games that allow us to play with our serious goals  (listed below), we’ll each discover what we want most—and our crucial strengths and talents.

Our Writers’ Games in May empower writers exploring who we are and who we want to be. What do we write best? What fulfills us? What are our natural gifts and which skills shall we strengthen? Of all the activities writers do to create and promote, which ones are in our Comfort Zone? Which fill our Joy Zone? Which can we leave to others, guilt-free?

We use the power of PLAY to reveal crucial surprises. But Writing is rewriting, so we’ll take our game pieces home and play again to reveal more insights. May’s games include

  • My Comfort Zone
  • I, Protagonist
  • Author! Author!
  • What’s My Style?

Harmon Writing Games are non-competitive solo games like Solitaire and Wordle that we win simply by playing. But we do share our answers when we want to. Game sheets will be handed out. Please bring a clipboard, notebook, or wide knees to write against in case there aren’t enough tables for us.


Margaret Harmon loves exploring how life really works—then writing fiction about it. She’s the author-illustrator of The Man Who Learned to Walk in Shoes That Pinch: Contemporary Fables by Margaret Harmon, A Field Guide to North American Birders: A Parody, The Genie Who Had Wishes of His Own: 21st-Century Fables, and Mr. Helpless Gets Organized. Her fables are taught in college literature and oral interpretation classes and air on National Public Radio. Fun fact: her fables are currently being told in English to Ukrainian high-tech workers who practice their English by hearing and discussing stories.

Important NOTE

This is an in-person event. The Serra Mesa-Kearny Mesa Library address is 9005 Aero Dr, San Diego, CA 92123.

Registration for this event closes on Sunday, May 12, to allow preparation ahead of the meeting. Don’t delay.

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