Whether it is issues of equality, perception and overcoming adversity, or stories of success, leadership, education and health and wellness, community voices come together through writing. Submit your poetry, essay, letter to public official or testimonial of 500-1000 words to the SLCC Community Writing Center September 1 - Jan. 30, 2013 at email@example.com.
To learn more about the timelines and details of this project visit our partners site at www.slcc.edu/cwc.
SLCC Community Writing Center (CWC) will create a community writing opportunity addressing the challenges and opportunities women face in the twenty first century. Writing workshops will be held with the goal of encouraging people of different age, economic, ethnic, gender and orientation backgrounds to think and write about the topic. CWC will share prompts (jump link to prompts listed at bottom of page which are in final decision phase) to help people in the process.
An educational element of this project brings together the Girl Scouts of Utah, Salt Lake Teens Write female teens, University Neighborhood Partners project and author Bridget Cook. The young women within these organizations will meet for a one day intensive workshop as they learn about methods of writing experts including author Bridget Cook, faculty at the Gender Studies program at the University of Utah and AmeriCorps VISTA at the CWC.
These young women will then be mentored through the writing process as they share their own experiences of being a young women today.
At the end of the project, the partnership will reconnect at a celebration event where they will share their stories with one another. These telling and compelling personal perspectives will be combined with the statewide submissions into a book, online and as a photo essay exhibit that will travel to several venues across the community.
This program has received funding from the Utah Humanities Council. The Utah Humanities Council (UHC) enriches our cultural, intellectual, and civic life by providing opportunities for all Utahns to explore life’s most engaging questions and the wonders of the human experience.