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‘Hidden Voices’ Online Writing Workshop Scheduled for May 20

Hidden Voices Writing Workshop. May 20, 5:30 p.m.

The first writing workshop for the “Hidden Voices of Ellensburg” project is coming up next week. 

The initiative, introduced earlier this year, invites Central Washington University faculty and staff of color, and Ellensburg community members of color, to share their accounts of what it’s like to work for CWU or live in Ellensburg. The intention of "Hidden Voices" is to honor the joys, pains and sorrows, successes, and challenges experienced by communities of color while embracing all the complexities of identifying within these communities.

Participants are invited to share their stories and experiences typically marginalized, or “hidden,” from everyday life. The stories will be delivered by CWU students in the coming academic year through monologue, poetry, or song. 

The upcoming workshop — Thursday, May 20, from 5:30 to 7 p.m. — is the first opportunity for “Hidden Voices” participants to work with CWU faculty and staff on developing their stories.

Anyone interested in attending can preregister for the Zoom workshop here.

Some things to consider before the workshop: 

  • If handwriting on paper is accessible for you, please bring paper and any pen, pencil, or marker that you would like. You’re also welcome to use your computer. 
  • If you’ve already written something for the project, bring it with you. However, there is no pressure to have anything written or completed. 
  • Feel free to bring snacks. 

If you have questions about the workshop or the “Hidden Voices” project, please email, or