Are you a creative writer/poet/playwright/wordsmith with precious little time to write during the school year? Are you looking for some feedback, a writing community, or a place to share your work? If so, you’re in luck! Creativitea is a group for creative writers in the School for Advanced Studies in the Arts and Humanities. This group will provide a safe space for writers to workshop their writing and find new ways to improve their creative process outside of the academic sphere. It will also provide opportunities for people to give readings and performances of their work, learn about publications and events in the community, participate in block-busting writing prompts, and, of course, drink tea.
This group is run by SASAH students, but everyone from Western and the larger community is welcome, so feel free to invite your friends or send the invitation out to community contacts. The group runs for 2 hours just once a month (with some time for workshopping & discussion and some time to just sit and write).
If you’re interested, please check our Facebook group
ICONOCLAST is an arts & culture collective created out of a desire to have interdisciplinary conversations about things that affect us all as students and people on campus. In particular, we hope to examine these experiences through an intersectional, inclusive, and expressive lens, elevating the personal experience. Although we are housed in the warm arms of the AHSC, we welcome students from every department to contribute: scientists who write poetry, musicians who paint, English majors who do performance art, engineers who take photos—we want to see all of your work. We release a bi-annual publication online and in print, and we are expanding our events to include gallery showings and workshops. We want Western students of diverse backgrounds to contribute to a community that will bring out the creative underground of our campus.
Whether you make creative content or not, our launch parties are always fun and we have other activities brewing for the semester. Highlights include print copies of our publication, live music, cool venues, good company, and free snacks!
If you want to get involved, check us out on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram, or shoot us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Browse our publications and web exclusives at iconoclastuwo.com. We’re also available to chat in our office at Weldon 109, 1:30-2:30 every Wednesday. Hope to hear from you soon!
Jerika Caduhada & Nara Monteiro
Directors of Iconoclast
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