Writing Group Mentor - DiverseCity Writing Series: Gay Writes

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SLCC Community Writing Center

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Writing group mentors coordinate and facilitate ongoing group meetings for the SLCC Community Writing Center's (CWC) DiverseCity Writing Series. There are DWS writing groups with different emphases that meet all over Salt Lake County. As a mentor you have the opportunity to create an atmosphere where writers can share their work and receive thoughtful feedback. This helps enable the CWC’s mission of promoting writing and diversity within the community. In addition, volunteer mentors find that their own writing improves as they assist others in their writing.

This particular group, Gay Writes, welcomes all LGBTQ+ writers and other writers who support them. Members include novices and experts. They work on most forms of writing. This includes but is not limited to short stories, long fiction, essays, memoirs, poems, plays, and screenplays. Most writing would be rated PG, but the group is open to R, even somewhat beyond R. Members are highly talented, close knit, and supportive of each other.

Key Volunteer Mentor Responsibilities:

  • Track group meetings
  • Provide constructive feedback to group participants
  • Participate with your own writing
  • Be inviting to and collaborative with community writers
  • Understand group dynamics while being flexible, nonjudgmental, and creative
  • Assist in yearly group publication

Time Commitment: Gay Writes meets the 2nd and 4th Monday of every month from 6:30 - 8pm at the SLCC Community Writing Center at Library Square.

We ask that group mentors commit to a minimum of six months of service.

Group mentors will report to the DiverseCity Writing Series program coordinator.

A qualified mentor will be interested in the writing process, sensitive to diverse populations, patient, dependable, and open-minded.

Orientation and training for this position will be provided by the SLCC Community Writing Center.

Thank you for your interest in strengthening our community of writers with your time and talents!

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Community Education & Literacy LGBT

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

210 E. 400 S. Ste. 8Salt Lake City, UT 84111

(40.75993,-111.88489)
 

SKILLS

  • Mentoring
  • Literacy / Reading
  • Adult Education
  • Reading / Writing
  • Reading Comprehension
  • Verbal / Written Communication

GOOD FOR

  • People 55+

REQUIREMENTS

  • About 6 hours a month.
  • Six month commitment.

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