Social Change, Now Being written,performed,coded,designed,enacted.

Writing for Social Change 2016 @ Utah Valley University

Our Guests

Doug Fabrizio

Doug Fabrizio | Keynote Speaker

Commentator and Host of RadioWest

Doug Fabrizio has been reporting for KUER News since 1987, and became News Director in 1993. In 2001, he became host and executive producer of KUER's RadioWest, a one hour conversation/call-in show on KUER 90.1 in Salt Lake City. He has gained a reputation for his thoughtful style. He has interviewed everyone from Isabel Allende to the Dalai Lama, and from Madeleine Albright to Desmond Tutu.

He has won numerous awards for his reporting and for his work with RadioWest and KUED's Utah NOW from such organizations as the Society of Professional Journalists, the Utah Broadcasters Association, the Public Radio News Directors Association and the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences.

Scott Poole

Scott Poole

Poet & Radio Host

Scott Poole is the author of three books of poetry, The Cheap Seats, Hiding from Salesmen, and The Sliding Glass Door. He is the house poet for Live Wire!, a weekly radio variety show on Oregon Public Broadcasting that airs throughout the Pacific Northwest and 35 stations across the U.S. He was the founding director of Wordstock, the Portland, Oregon, book festival. The audio book of The Sliding Glass Door was released in the spring of 2012.


Submission Deadline: September 30th

The conference accepts a wide variety of topics that all deal with the power of writing, language, and performance to change the world. Below are a few of the topics presented on last year to give you an idea of the variety and scope of our proceedings.

Please use the form below to submit your proposal. Note, fields with a red astrix are required.


look for schedule in late october

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Getting Here

Utah Valley University is located in Orem, Utah, just off I-15 and approximately 45 minutes south of Salt Lake City.

From I-15 North or South bound, follow these directions:

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Main Campus

Utah Valley University
800 W University Parkway
Orem, UT 84058


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