Working Dog kicks off 2011-2012 season | Buzz Blog
We need your help.

Newspapers and media companies nationwide are closing or suffering mass layoffs since the coronavirus impacted all of us starting in March. City Weekly's entire existence is directly tied to people getting together in groups--in clubs, restaurants, and at concerts and events--which are the industries most affected by new coronavirus regulations.

Our industry is not healthy. Yet, City Weekly has continued publishing thanks to the generosity of readers like you. Utah needs independent journalism more than ever, and we're asking for your continued support of our editorial voice. We are fighting for you and all the people and businesses hardest hit by this pandemic.

You can help by making a one-time or recurring donation on PressBackers.com, which directs you to our Galena Fund 501(c)(3) non-profit, a resource dedicated to help fund local journalism. It is never too late. It is never too little. Thank you. DONATE

Working Dog kicks off 2011-2012 season

by

comment

After more than a decade, University of Utah English Department graduate students are still offering sneak peaks at the next generation of Utah writers. And you can be part of the experience. ---

The 2011-2012 "Working Dog" creative writing series kicks off tonight (Sept. 22) at the Art Barn (1325 E. 100 South) at 7 p.m. Over the course of eight months, U of U grad students will offer brief free-to-the-public readings of new works of fiction, poetry, and non-fiction. Each program -- with the exception of October's "rapid-fire" program -- features four 15-minute readings. The title came from an attempt to convey the solitary, generally unseen work of writers, with these readings a rare opportunity for these dogs to have their day, in an environment that was supportive rather than competitive. The series is a co-production of the U of U English Department and the Salt Lake Arts Council

Specific participating writers are not identified in press materials -- so the sense of discovery could be even more exciting.