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The Community Writing Series

A Community Writing Center Program

The Community Writing Series (CWS), formerly the Diversity Writing Series, aims to provide individuals with opportunities to express themselves and to share their stories, histories, and voices with their communities. Historical, cultural, political, economic, and other structural forces have often silenced or erased the experiences of Indigenous Peoples and diasporas that make up our diverse Salt Lake communities. The Community Writing Series seeks to foster and encourage environments in which writers from different backgrounds can create and share their stories. When people write about their lives, and are valued for doing so, confidence and personal insight grow. Analysis of the surrounding community can lead to increased interest in, and dedication to, participating in that community. Also, when those stories are shared, we will raise awareness-and hopefully understanding-of the myriad of people in this community who make Salt Lake their home.

Join a Writing Group!

Queer, Trans and Non-Binary Writing Group

 When: 1st and 3rd Wednesdays from 6:00-7:30 p.m. (FIRST MEETING WILL BE HELD JUNE 29)

 Where: The Community Writing Center, 210 E. 400 S. #8  Salt Lake City, UT

Calling all transgender, queer, and gender non-conforming folx: Writing is Radical! We wholeheartedly believe that there is no wrong or right way to write, rather, we see the writing process as an opportunity for reflecting, exploring and expressing oneself, a way of externalizing the internal. Please come as you are, you are not required to bring any pre-written materials, we will be writing, reading, and reflecting together. The first meeting will begin on June 29th, and then the 1st and 3rd Wednesdays to follow. 

 

Silver Pen Writing Group 

When: 1st and 3rd Thursdays from 1:00-3:00 PM 

Where: The Community Writing Center, 210 E. 400 S. #8  Salt Lake City, UT 

Feeling Creative? Like to write? Come join our Silver Pen writing group! We welcome writing of ANY genre and at ANY level. Whether you are just getting started or are already published, we have a great appreciation of the writing craft. Our participants are a diverse group who love to share stories, listen and learn. We will be writing together and reading out loud to one another. The goal is to help the writer feel good about their piece. Please note that although it is not required, writers in this group are encouraged to bring a short piece of writing with them to receive feedback. 

 

Writing for the Self: Poetry, Fiction, and Whatever Else is Needed. 

When: 1st and 2nd Wednesday from 6:00-7:30 pm.

Where: Chapman Branch Library, 577 S 900 W, Salt Lake City, UT 84104 

A horizontally led group focused on authentic writing. That is, a group to get together and discuss how to make writing a process of self-care and turning that into a process of poetry, fiction, or any other genre that comes about. 

 

Escritores De Utah Writing Group 

When: 3rd Saturday from 2:00-4:00 PM 

Where: The Community Writing Center, 210 E. 400 S. #8  Salt Lake City, UT 

Escritores de Utah es un grupo donde puedes acudir y aprender de los distintos estilos poéticos, se te presentarán herramientas para que puedas entender y escribir desde prosa hasta un soneto.

 

Kearns Writing Group 

When: 2nd and 4th Thursdays from 7:00-8:30 PM 

Where: Kearns County Library, 4275 W 5345 S,  Kearns, UT 

 

Playhouse Writing Cohort (PWC)

When: 1st Tuesday from 6:00-7:30 PM

Where: Online: Register for Zoom Link

By request from enthusiastic local writers, we present to you: The Playhouse Writing Cohort! The PWC is a community-driven writing group whose goal is to develop and share the results of their passion for the performing arts. While concentrating on the tenets of playwriting and its relationship to other artforms, the PWC affords a safe environment for writers of all levels and backgrounds to submit their works in progress to table readings and comprehensive workshopping. Nothing is off the table, and no one is beholden to adhere to any given topic. However, the PWC focuses on different elements and principles of playwriting, periodically alternating themes and topics according to the group's drive. 

Meetings are in hybrid modalities–we will be fully on Zoom on the first Tuesday of each month, and we will meet in person at the Community Writing Center on the third Tuesday of every month (with a Zoom option available).

Join us for our first meeting starting Tuesday June 7, register below!

Register for Zoom Link Here

 

For any additional questions, concerns, accommodations, of if you are interested in mentoring your own group as part of our series, please contact elisar.soueidi@gmail.com.