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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, 6:30-8:00 p.m.

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

We welcome all to write, read and share their stories. Join us in making our 2023 publication! Please email for any questions.

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.

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.

Playhouse Writing Cohort (PWC)

When: 1st Tuesday from 6:30-7:30 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.

Register for Zoom Link Here

Sine Cera: A Diversecity Writing Series Anthology

sine cera is our annual publication featuring members of our Community Writing Series (CWS). If you are a member of one of our writing groups and you would like to submit your work, contact the CWS Coordinator at 801-957-2192. If you are not a member of one of the CWS groups, see Join a Writing Group for more information.

sine cera eBook

sine cera is now available for free download as an accessible eBook! Download the EPUB or MOBI file to read sine cera on your smartphone, tablet, e-reader, or computer.

The EPUB file can be opened in most e-readers including Nook, Kobo, and the iBooks app.

The MOBI file can be read on Kindle.

For reading the EPUB file on a computer, we recommend either Adobe Digital Editions or Calibre. Both are available for free download.

For any additional questions, concerns, accommodations, of if you are interested in mentoring your own group as part of our series, please contact