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 Horacio Castellanos Moya is the featured writer at the November 13 Guest Writer Series at 7:00 PM.
Horacio Castellanos Moya is a writer and a journalist from El Salvador. For two decades he worked as the editor of news agencies, magazines and newspapers in Mexico, Guatemala and his own country. As a fiction writer, he was granted residencies in a program supported by the Frankfurt International Book Fair (2004-2006) and in the City of Asylum program in Pittsburgh (2006-2008). He has taught in the Writing Program at the University of Pittsburgh. In 2009, he was guest researcher at the University of Tokyo with a fellowship granted by the Japan Foundation. Currently he teaches in the Department of Spanish and Portuguese at the University of Iowa. He has published eleven novels, five short story collections and two books of essays. His novels have been translated into twelve languages; four of them (Senselessness, The She-Devil in the mirror, Dance with Snakes and Tyrant memory) are available in English. The Dream of my Return will be launched by New Directions next spring. 
The reading is free of charge