DiverseCity Writing Series Groups

Are you interested in joining a writing group? Our DiverseCity Writing Series (DWS) groups offer a unique writing experience. No matter your experience level or interests, the DWS can help you improve your writing process through feedback, writing prompts, and the encouragement of your fellow writers. You’ll also meet other writers from varying backgrounds and connect with people throughout the community at our reading events. Every year, you’ll have the opportunity to be published in the DWS anthology, sine cera. Most of our groups are open to any interested writer, and meet at least twice a month. Whether you’re a beginner or an experienced writer, you’ll find a place in the DiverseCity Writing Series.

If you are interested in learning more about our DWS Writing Groups, call the Community Writing Center at (801) 957-2192 to speak with the DiverseCity Writing Series Coordinator.

Call for Submissions

The SLCC Community Writing Center is now accepting submissions for the 2018 edition of the DiverseCity Writing Series anthology, sine cera. This annual anthology celebrates the diverse community of writers that make up the DWS; sine cera represents the work that takes place when DWS writers come together and share their craft.

Submission Guidelines

If possible, writing should be submitted electronically. Email submissions to zach.frederick@slcc.edu and include “sine cera 2018 Submission” in the subject line. Hard copies are accepted by mail or submissions can be delivered in person at the Community Writing Center. Please include a Writer Consent form and contact information (email address and/or phone number) with your 2018 submission.

Each submission is limited to a maximum of 2500 words (approximately 10 pages typed, double spaced). Direct any questions to your DWS group mentor, or contact the DWS Coordinator, Zach Frederick, at zach.frederick@slcc.edu or 801-957-2192.

The final submission deadline for the 2018 edition of sine cera is March 2nd 2018.


The following DWS Groups are free and open to the public.
Meeting places may have changed; call the CWC for the most current information.

Gay Writes

Community Writing Center
210 E. 400 S., Salt Lake City
2nd and 4th Mondays at 6:30 - 8 p.m.

King's English

Watchtower Café
1588 S. State Street, Salt Lake City
2nd and 4th Wednesdays at 7 - 8:30 p.m.

The Literacy Action Center

Housing Authority
3595 S. Main Street, Salt Lake City
1st and 3rd Thursdays at 5 - 7:30 p.m.
1st and 3rd Fridays at 2 - 4 p.m.

Silver Pen

Community Writing Center
210 E. 400 S., Salt Lake City
1st and 3rd Wednesdays at 12 - 2 p.m.

Mount Olympus Senior Center

Mount Olympus Senior Center
1635 Murray Holladay Road, Millcreek
2nd and 4th Tuesdays at 10 - 11:30 a.m.

Copper Quill

The County Library | Magna
2675 S. 8950 W., Magna
1st and 3rd Thursdays at 12:30 - 2 p.m.

South Valley Wasatch Writers

The County Library | Sandy
10100 Petunia Way, Sandy
Every Tuesday at 12:00 - 1:30 p.m.

West Side Stories

The County Library | Kearns
5350 S. 4220 W., Kearns
1st and 3rd Thursdays at 6:30 - 8 p.m.

Authors in Training

The County Library | Riverton
12877 S. 1830 W., Riverton
February: 2nd and 4th Wednesdays at 7 - 8:30 p.m.
March: 1st and 3rd Wednesdays at 7 - 8:30 p.m.
April and on: 2nd and 4th Wednesdays at 7 - 8:30 p.m.

Partner Groups

Working in conjunction with our community partners, we’re able to provide writing groups to help meet community needs. For more information on DWS Partner Groups, please contact the DiverseCity Writing Series coordinator at 801-957-2192 or cwc@slcc.edu.

  • Asian Association
  • VOA Youth Resource Center
  • St. Mark’s Tower
  • Veteran's Affairs Salt Lake City