Creative Writing Workshops
The Street Lit Authors Club offers free creative writing workshops at the Austin Resource Center for the Homeless (the ARCH), in a safe, non-judgmental environment, working with folks on any and all forms of writing, and at any level of expertise. We lend encouragement, foster open expression, and honor the strength of our stories and imaginations.
Street Lit is a collective effort of those in the group, plus the generous help of our benefactors. We've had the privilege of welcoming distinguished visitors--rock stars of the writing and teaching community have joined us at the table, and I cannot thank enough our friends Elizabeth Cullingford, Elizabeth McCracken, W. Joe Hoppe, Deb Olin Unferth, Vivé Griffith (of the Freeminds Project), and Charlotte Gullick (ACC's Creative Writing Chair) for the time and energy they've shared.
For details on how to join us as either a guest or an attendee, please visit our Workshop Info page. You can read more about the Street Lit Authors Club in the Daily Texan article by Katie Walsh, or even more in an interview with yours truly by Natalie Sharpe.
Street Lit provides an ongoing supply of reading material for our friends at the ARCH, the Salvation Army, and other service organizations. Since our start-up in 2013 we've enjoyed a steady stream of donations from individuals, and from campus book drives. The good people of the ACC Creative Writing and Arts & Humanities departments, and the UT English department and Creative Writing programs have joined our team, and the students and faculty of both schools have shown tremendous support.
Book drives and holiday rushes are wonderful, but the majority of our donations come from individuals, a box or a bag full at a time, and the need never ends. No donation is too small, so please take a moment to see if there aren't a few extras on your shelves. Visit our donations page to find out how.
PS: A Special Thanks, Y'all!