Arts Council - Guest Writers Series

The Salt Lake City Arts Council co-sponsors the Guest Writers Series (GWS) with the University of Utah Department of English and Creative Writing Program. A monthly series, scheduled on Thursday evenings, brings in contemporary writers from across the county. The public readings at the Art Barn, 54 Finch Lane, are free and followed by a reception for meeting the writers. On the Friday following each reading, the authors participate in a public, informal lunchtime conversation from noon to 1:30 pm, also at the Art Barn. Call 801.596.5000 for details.

The readings begin at 7:00 p.m. followed by a reception for the authors. A lunchtime conversation is scheduled the next day at the Art Barn from noon to 1:00 p.m. all events are free and open to the public. For more information, call 801.596.5000

2014-2015 Guest Writers Series Season

Next Reading

Writer Mira Bartok is the featured writer at the October 23 Guest Writer Series at 7:00 PM.
Bartók is an artist, public radio commentator and author of The Memory Palace, a New York Times best-selling memoir and winner of the 2012 National Book Critics Circle Award for Autobiography. She is also the author of over twenty-eight books for children. Her writing for adults has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize, noted in The Best American Essays series and has appeared in numerous literary journals, magazines and anthologies. She is the founder of Mira’s List, a website that helps people in the arts find funding and residencies all over the world and the literary adviser for TransCultural Exchange, an international arts organization dedicated to creating artistic collaborations across disciplines and international boundaries.
The reading is free of charge