Thursday, October 25, 2018

CWC Reading: Imaginations Engaged

West Vallley Library Picture
West Valley Branch Library, Utah

Thursday, October 18, found forty-seven of us gathered in West Valley Branch Library's large meeting room munching on veggies and chatting about writing. We were all part of SLCC Community Writing Center (CWC) DiverseCity Writing Series - semi-annually public gathering to share our words. 

Shortly after 6 PM, forty-six anxious faces watched each writer share his or her tales - stories and poems. Within moments, the audience's response relaxed the writers. And, each writer shared an awesome story or interesting poems.

Want to know what you missed? 
Here are three highlights.

  • Siri routed a driver up a steep, narrow dirt road in the dark to find an obscure bookstore on the edge of San Diego. Realizing its mistake, Siri screeched, "Make a u-turn," at the driver. This unrelentless nagging continued as the driver sought a remedy. How do you make a u-turn when the road is really narrow and both sides of the road have sharp drop offs?

  • A couch wanted some space and relief from the couch potato firmly rooted in its cushions. With fair warning, the couch ejected the couch potato out of the apartment. What happened next?

  • A mother and her children were waiting at the airport for their flight. When the flight's called, the mother asked her son, who was lying motionless under the waiting room chair, to get up so they could board the plane. The boy didn't respond even after his mother shook his leg and called his name louder. Was the son okay?

Want to know more? 
These finished pieces will be published in sine cera and released in April 2019. These books can be bought through Salt Lake Community College's Community Writing Center in April 2019.

Join us
Interested? Then join one of the writing groups. 

Two groups meet at Literacy Action Center: 
= 1st & 3rd Thursdays from 5:00 PM to 7:30 PM
= 1st & 3rd Fridays from 11:30 AM to 2:00 PM (We start with lunch.)

Other groups meet around the county. Click here for locations and times.

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