10th Annual Wasatch Iron Pen Literary Marathon and Ultra Marathon
Artists of the written word face off in a 24-hour writing competition. Adult and Youth writers can participate in one of three categories (Fiction, Non-Fiction and Poetry) or can take on the Ultra Iron Pen challenge and write in all three! Writers of all genres and experience levels can register for the marathon beginning on May 1, 2016 at the SLCC Community Writing Center (located at Library Square) or you can register online.
After receiving the visual prompt on Friday, June 24 at 5 p.m., writers will have exactly one day to write. Submissions due Saturday, June 25 at 5 p.m. Register or call 801-957-2192 registration is required. To celebrate the 10th anniversary of Iron Pen, the fee has been reduced to $5 dollars for one submission and $10 for the Ultra Iron Pen.
ReelAbilities Film Festival
ReelAbilities, the nation’s largest film festival dedicated to sharing the stories of people with disabilities, makes its Salt Lake City debut from May 18-21, 2016, presented by the SLCC Community Writing Center in partnership with The City Library and the National Ability Center.
By hosting ReelAbilities, we hope to create a community conversation about disability. We are interested in disability rights and disability awareness, but more importantly we are interested in disability as a site of cultural innovation and inspiration. We are inspired by the transformative perspective of artist Neil Marcus who asserts, “Disability is not a brave struggle or ‘courage in the face of adversity.’ Disability is an art. It’s an ingenious way to live.”
More information, including a full roster of titles, screening times and locations is available on the ReelAbilities festival website.
Cost: Events are free and open to the public.
No Registration Required
The SLCC Community Writing Center (CWC) supports, motivates and educates people of all abilities and educational backgrounds who want to use writing for practical needs, civic engagement and personal expression.In addition to an open space available for writing, we provide opportunities to enhance writing abilities through such programs as Writing Coaching , Writing Workshops, the DiverseCity Writing Series, Salt Lake Teens Write, and Community Writing Partners. Recipient of the 2012 Mayors Artist Award and the 2012 League of Innovations Award. Click here for a brief history of the CWC. These programs are open to all Salt Lake area residents.
Note: If you are an SLCC Student working on an academic assignment, please visit the Student Writing Center.