Writopia Lab Salon

Come speak freely together and share links, film quotes, book excerpts, and music videos and lyrics with other Writopians in our Popular Culture Salons!

What is a salon? A salon is a gathering of like-minded souls who seek to increase their knowledge through conversation. So often, we see our writers starting these dialogues in workshop, and our three-session salons provide a space that is dedicated to these conversations and community.

2020-2021 Salon Season!

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Upcoming Monday Salon!

Friendship and Feminism

In 2021, feminism is not just for girls and women, but for everyone. It embraces the spirit of history and the complexity of the gender spectrum and ethnic and race identity and experience. Together we will ask and discuss: How do gender roles in our society affect friendship? How does racism impact our friendships? How do social justice issues and passions affect the way we feel about each other and move forward in the world? How does religion and politics inform our friendships? Whether you are new to exploring the history of feminism or already a self-proclaimed feminist of any gender, this salon will be a place to discuss ideals and blow open stereotypes and grow as human beings. Let’s explore our intersectionality together in the spirit of community, and yes friendship and feminism! For each salon we will share and discuss an article, video, or other resource related to the salon topic.

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Upcoming Monday Salons

Ages, 11 - 14
(5:30 PM to 6:30 PM ET 2:30 PM to 3:30 PM PT)

  • March 1st, 2021 - Friendship and Feminism
  • March 8th, 2021 - Friendship and Feminism
  • March 15th, 2021 - Friendship and Feminism
  • March 22nd, 2021 - Friendship and Feminism

  • Upcoming Thursday Salon!

    Connection and Critical Thinking

    Come discuss your opinions, research, and ideas surrounding topics such as Politics & Current Events, Literature & the Arts, Science & Technology, and Memoir, Identity & Culture with thoughtful moderators from Writopia Lab’s staff. Connect with other passionate essay writers and discover new and interdisciplinary ways of thinking, reading, and sharing your work with the world!

    These salons are designed to continue the conversation started at Writopia’s Youth Essay Conference. Whether or not you have participated in the conference, all are welcome!

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    Upcoming Thursday Salons

    (5:30 PM to 6:30 PM ET 2:30 PM to 3:30 PM PT)

  • March 11th, 2021 - Connection and Critical Thinking
  • March 18th, 2021 - Connection and Critical Thinking
  • March 25th, 2021 - Connection and Critical Thinking
  • April 1st, 2021 - Connection and Critical Thinking

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