Center for Creativity

Rock the Mic

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TONIGHT from 9-10 p.m. 
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We know. We're tired of the screen life, too. But this is no ordinary Zoom room.

Hang with us tonight at our Open Mic N'at and share your creative work with a supportive, diverse assortment of writers, musicians, artists, and makers of all kinds. 

Sing us a song. Read us a poem. Share your video or visual art. Every performer is eligible to receive a $20 Primanti Brothers gift card. We'll award one gift card by raffle after the event.

See you onstage!


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Workshop: One Minute Monologues

Thursday, Feb. 10, from 3:30-5:30 p.m.
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Monologues are a way to build a performance, give it a perspective, add definition, and understand it in relationship to other characters, settings, and events. In this in-person workshop, we’ll create quick 60 second monologues, share them with each other, and do a rapid performance. All you need is a story, idea, or experience you’re interested in sharing. No previous acting experience needed. Facilitated by Dani Stuchel, Center for Creativity

Make a Connection

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every Tuesday starting Feb. 1, from 2:15-3 p.m.

Come down to the Center for Creativity Workshop and explore, create, and connect with others, including a University Counseling Center counselor and maker, with Making Connections.

Grab your latest project (or start one for the first time!) and join us to cultivate your creative outlet.  We’ll work on and share our projects, while discussing broader themes of self-expression, self-care, and wellness.

No reservation needed: just drop in.


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Coming Soon: A New C4C Space

Have you heard the news? A new C4C space is coming this summer. This new spoke, located in the basement of the Cathedral, will focus on creative performance: a small rehearsal stage, practice rooms for making podcasts or music, and plenty of room to gather in community and make performance-related stuff like informal costumes and small props. Watch for more news as this space takes shape!

Get the Picture

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Thursday, Jan. 27, from 7-9 p.m.
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Do you have a story to tell? Are you interested in the film industry? Join us for an evening with experienced Hollywood writers who will share their screenwriting expertise.

You'll have the opportunity to share a project you're working on, learn more about screenwriting, and find out everything you need to know about submitting your script to PITTch! 2.0.

Submissions to PITTch! 2.0 will receive professional coverage, and two will be selected to be produced this summer as part of a PCITI (Pitt Creative Industry Training Initiative) community learning film lab.

The productions will be fully funded, and the writers of the selected scripts will receive a $5000 award.


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Podcast: The Season Finale

The third season of our Processing... podcast wraps with an episode that investigates how those who have been systematically marginalized have used print to center their own voices and empower each other. Download the finale, and catch up on any episodes you may have missed. 

Stanzas in the Streets

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The Oakland Business Improvement District invites you to submit your original poetry to be painted on local public sidewalks.

OBID is accepting short poem entries for the Sidewalk Poetry Project from new, emerging or professional writers of any age. Winning writers will receive a $100 stipend and have their poems painted onto city sidewalks throughout the Oakland business district this spring.

No previous experience or publication necessary.

Check out the Oakland Sidewalk Poetry Program website for more information. Deadline for submission is March 15.

Creativity in the Community


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