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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.

WRITING GROUP SCHEDULES: Please note that all our groups are open to the public you do not need to sign up prior to attending a meeting.

Get It Written!

When: 2nd and 4th Mondays of the month, 6:30-8:00 p.m.

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

This is a welcoming, inclusive space for you to focus on your writing passion around other writers. There are no word count or genre requirements, no critiques (unless requested), and most importantly, no pressure. It's just you, your passion project(s) and other writers ready and eager to support each other.

Poetry Writing Group

When: 2nd and 4th Tuesdays of the month, 6:00-7:30 p.m.

Where: Marmalade Library, 280 W 500 N, Salt Lake City, UT 84103

Welcome to the Poetry Writing Group! Together we'll learn about reading, writing, and publishing poetry. Beginners are welcome—this group aims to help you grow as a poet, no matter what level you're starting from. Feel free to bring a poem you've written so we can workshop it together, but no worries if you don't have the material yet: we will spend part of each meeting doing poetry exercises to help everyone get comfortable.

For questions about this group, please contact

What's Your Story?: Creative Nonfiction Writing Group

When: 1st and 3rd Tuesdays of the month, 6:30-8:00 p.m.

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

Everyone has a story to tell--so, what’s your story? Our writing group welcomes writers at any and all skill levels to join us in sharing true stories through creative nonfiction writing. Whether you want to write about a silly encounter you had at a grocery store, or a life-changing conversation you had with your grandma, we want to create a fun, supportive environment in which writers can authentically share any experience. As a group, we strive to empower you as a writer through discussion, collaboration, and ultimately, storytelling. Wherever you are in the writing process, from the idea stage to the final draft, we look forward to collaborating with you!

Millcreek Community Writing Group

When: 1st and 3rd Tuesday of the month, 7:00-8:30 p.m.

Where: Millcreek Library 2266 E. Evergreen Ave. East Millcreek, UT, 84109

Welcome to the Millcreek Community Writing Group! We are a group of writers who love to express our creativity through the power of storytelling. Writers of all abilities are welcome to share and learn with us, whether you're already published or writing your first tale. This is an all-inclusive group; we encourage anyone and everyone to join our love of writing. We are located at the beautiful Millcreek Library and are dedicated to serving our community. You are not required to have a piece already written, as we will be working on stories during meeting time. You are also not required to share any of your work, but if you'd like to share we'd be happy to hear it! Please join us if you'd like to engage in the wonderful world of writing with a great community!

For questions about this group, please contact:

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 are a fun and laid-back group of people, who enjoy getting together over writing. 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: The Community Writing Center, 210 E. 400 S. #8, Salt Lake City, UT Register

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.