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A note from Dr. Claire Colombo

Welcome to the Center for Writing and Creative Expression LibGuide. Here you can find current information about our upcoming events and offerings; schedule a writing or tech consultation; and browse print and digital resources relating to writing — for school, for personal growth, or as a spiritual practice.

Please reach out to us at with any questions you may have.

Be well, write well,

  Claire Miller Colombo, Director

Don't Miss our Next Event!


This workshop will be facilitated by Southwest alum Dr. Betsy Aylin.

You can learn more about it here.      

Please RSVP here

Writing and Tech Consultations



For a writing or technology consultation, please fill out this consultation request form.

This form can also be found under Links in Populi.

Clergy Attire: Tips & Tricks — Catch the Recording Here!

In this February 10 workshop, the Revs. Hope Benko and John Newton answered many of your pressing questions about how, when, and where to dress like the clergy person some of you soon will be.  You can access a recording of the session here. (Thanks to our Tech Consultant Luis Rivas for capturing it!)


Contact Information

Center for Writing & Creative Expression  |  McDonald 200  |  512-472-4133 x321

Director Claire Colombo  |  Writing Consultants Caitlin Frazier and Anthony Suggs  |  Technology Consultant Luis Rivas  |  Program Assistant Allen Junek  |  Soul by Southwest Editorial Assistant Keela Vaughn


Upcoming Events

 Artist Talk: Ginger Geyer Community Hour, April 3

Join Southwest's artist in residence Ginger Geyer at Community Hour on Monday, April 3. As you enjoy refreshments, she'll share about her latest installations in the Weeks Center.

Monday, April 3
Howell Dining Hall

Call for Entries — Soul by Southwest



This year marks the tenth anniversary of the seminary's literary and visual arts journal, Soul by Southwest. Our suggested theme for this year's issue is Beloved Community (though we happily accept submissions on any and all themes). Please consider submitting a work of your own — and please help us spread the word to the creatives in your life.

You can submit your works here, and you can find submission guidelines and past issues here. Questions? Reach us at

Gallery Tour

The Christian-Green Gallery, part of UT Austin's Black Studies program will be hosting a special tour on Thursday, March 30. The current exhibition is “Old Wounds, Dark Dreams,” a collection of video art by four well-known Black artists (one of whom, Carrie Mae Weems, will be there the following day for a seminar). 

Join our artist-in-residence Ginger Geyer for a tour of the gallery with Phillip Townsend, gallery curator, and other members of the UT-Austin Black Studies program to learn about their passion for collecting art from the African diaspora.

The gallery is on the second floor of the Jester Center dorm. Parking is usually easy in the high rise lot directly beside the Blanton — see map here.

Ginger and the tour team will convene in the gallery at 12:30, Thursday, March 30.