Writing Center to celebrate Women’s History Month with a writing workshop


Moorpark College students can attend the Writing Center’s Workshop to celebrate Women’s History Month. Writing tutor, Crystal Salas will be guiding students in creating poetry on Thursday, March 14th. Photo credit: Aliyah Navarro

By Emily Ledesma

The Writing Center will be hosting a writing workshop on March 14 from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. in the LLR, Library Learning Resources, in accordance with Women’s History Month.

The writing workshop is organized by Professor Tamarra Coleman-Hill and Crystal Salas, a writing center tutor. Salas will be orchestrating the event.

Students can expect to receive a couple of prompts, or read a snippet of material provided by Salas, to inspire them. The workshop does not require students to write specifically on the prompts as it will be open to all genres and all inspiration.

“The vision is that folks come in and write on their experience,” Salas said. “We wanted to create a space for students to write their stories and to be inspired.”

The workshop is one of five in a series of events celebrating Women’s History Month. Terisa Siagatonu, a queer poet and activist presented original poetry on March 7 in the Forum. Professor Tamarra Coleman-Hill will be sharing a collection of personal essays and going over the development of them.

Crystal Salas, an alumni of Moorpark College currently getting her MFA in poetry, urged students to watch each of the presenters in the hopes that they will be encouraged to write their own stories and poetry.

With Multicultural Day coming up next month on April 9, the Writing Center will be offering students a chance to present their works during Multicultural Day.

“Both programs are about elevating marginalized voices,” Salas said. Both her workshop and Coleman’s are running the same slogan of ‘Voices Matter’.