San Luis Obispo Writers’ Room

Written by Theresa-Marie Wilson

Theresa-Maria Wilson has been a journalist covering the North Coast and South County area for over 20 years. She is also the founder of Cat Noir CC and is currently working on a novel.

May 22, 2021

The San Luis Obispo Writers’ Room (SLOWR) is a new organization dedicated to fostering a vibrant, engaged, and diverse literary community on the Central Coast. It will provide to workshops, writers’ groups, readings, community gatherings, and educational events for emerging and established writers in SLO County.
Right now, they are at the start-up stage and gathering community input into design before launching, so that SLOWR is responsive to the needs of members. They are looking to partner on this journey with local writers and arts’ organizations.
SLOWR says they will transcend the local support and critique groups through a centralized, nonprofit platform. This includes affordable, safe, and productive workspace for emerging and established writers.
Writers of all genres are welcome: prose, poetry, screen and stage, graphic novels, fiction and non-fiction. The voices of historically marginalized writers, such as people of color, people with disabilities, LGBTQ individuals, and newcomers to the United States, are essential to our mission.
If you are a writer in SLO County, they would love your input via a survey that can be found at You can learn more about SLOWR, sign up for our newsletter, or contact them at

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