Writing Workshops

We offer a range of writing workshops here at the Community Writing Center where you can explore a variety of writing topics in theme-based classes. Past workshops include Letters to the Editor, Poetry, Memoir, Editing Tips, College Application Essays, Journaling and Creative Writing. Workshops are created in response to community requests and are taught by our talented Writing Assistants. If there's a workshop you'd like us to offer in the future, please let us know by emailing us at cwc@slcc.edu.

Most workshops take place at the Community Writing Center. We try to keep the cost of workshops as low as possible, and are able to offer some for free through partnerships and grant funding. Fees can be waived for financial hardship. Otherwise, donations are always welcome. Due to limited space, it is necessary to register in advance if you plan to attend a workshop. Registration will close one hour prior to the scheduled event. Registrants who choose not to attend may call to cancel up to one week prior to the workshop; after this time payments are non-refundable.

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Note: If you have any issues or problems registering online for one of our workshops, please contact us at 801-957-2192 or cwc@slcc.edu for assistance.


SPRING 2021 WORKSHOPS

Food Memoirs

1-part workshop

Saturday, January 23, 2-3:30 p.m.

Recipes and sharing them can be an important part of our social gatherings, friend and family traditions, and our daily routines. Many traditions revolve around sharing meals with our families and our communities. From recipes to travel writing, join us in exploring different genres and techniques of writing about food!

Cost: Free. Registration is required.

Location: Zoom. Access details will be sent before workshop starting date.

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Scholarship and Application Essays

1-part workshop

Saturday, January 30, 2-3 p.m.

A great personal essay can be what gets you that scholarship or gets you into your best college. Join us while we workshop personal essays. You will learn insider tricks and get tips and feedback on your own essay.

Cost: Free. Registration is required.

Location: Zoom. Access details will be sent before workshop starting date.

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Grant Writing

3-part workshop

Thursdays, February 11, 18 and 25, 2-4 p.m.

Join the SLCC Community Writing Center for an interactive workshop on the basics of grant writing. We’ll cover the basics of grant proposals and explore strategies of persuasive and storytelling to make a strong case for your projects and organization.

Cost: $75 (fee can be waived on request; contact melissa.helquist@slcc.edu). Registration is required.

Location: Zoom. Access details will be sent before workshop starting date.

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Writing for Change: Letter Writing

1-part workshop

Saturday, February 20, 1-2 p.m.

Join the CWC during this legislative session to learn techniques of writing for change through letters to editors and public officials. Come with an issue in mind and explore persuasive strategies and format recommendations with CWC writing coaches.

Cost: Free. Registration is required.

Location: Zoom. Access details will be sent before workshop starting date.

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Songwriting for Change

2-part workshop

Saturdays, March 6 and 13, 2-3 p.m.

Music has often been described as a universal language. In times of peril and prosperity, musicians and songwriters from across the world have used their work to inspire new modes of thinking and action. In this workshop, we’ll consider the role that music plays in our culture and how songwriting might be used to enact collective change in the world around us.

Cost: Free. Registration is required.

Location: Zoom. Access details will be sent before workshop starting date.

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Recording Personal Narratives for Audio

2-part workshop

Tuesdays, March 16 and 23, 6-7 p.m.          

Personal narratives are true stories from our lives which tell of experiences that have had lasting impacts on the ways in which we relate to the world around us. They are free form, often poetic, and meant to empower writers to express and reflect on their experiences. Session one of this workshop will focus on understanding and writing personal narratives, while session two will explore effective use of voice to translate your story into an audio recording. Join us for a fun, in depth dive into writing freely about our lives! 

Cost: Free. Registration is required.

Location: Zoom. Access details will be sent before workshop starting date.

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The Community Writing Center’s Guide to Sci-Fi

2-part workshop

Saturdays, April 3 and 10, 2-3 p.m.       

Join the CWC as we explore Science Fiction. What is Sci Fi? What makes it thrilling and scary? Why is it so popular? We’ll take some time to explore the history of Sci-Fi and examine what makes “good” Sci-Fi. We'll also explore the range of Sci Fi sub-genres, including Cli Fi (climate fiction) to help you discover the Sci Fi stories that you want to tell and that want to be told.

Cost: Free. Registration is required.

Location: Zoom. Access details will be sent before workshop starting date.

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NaPoWriMo

3-part workshop

Tuesdays, April 6, 13 and 20, 6-8 p.m.

April is National Poetry Month! Join the CWC for a workshop series that celebrates poetry in all its glory! We’ll explore various genres of poetry, learn to compose poems, and practice revising and sharing our work. We also encourage you to submit to our 30 Poems in 30 Days contest – winners will have a chapbook of their original work published by the CWC.

Cost: Free. Registration is required.

Location: Zoom. Access details will be sent before workshop starting date.

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Resume and Cover Letter Writing

1-part workshop

Tuesday May 4, 6-7 p.m.  

Whether this is your first time writing a resume or you already have one that needs tweaking, this workshop can help. And what’s a resume without a cover letter that’ll make you stand out? Come learn the purpose, structure and tools to craft a well-organized resume and cover letter.

Cost: Free. Registration is required.

Location: Zoom. Access details will be sent before workshop starting date.

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Zines

1-part workshop

Saturday May 8, 2-3 p.m.

A zine is an independent, self-published work created by compiling text and images into a booklet which is reproduced by photocopy or through digital distribution. Zines have contributed to social movements and provided a platform for underground artists and writers. Grab your scissors, some paper, and whatever writing and artistic tools you have on hand and join us for this workshop to create your own zine!

Cost: Free. Registration is required.

Location: Zoom. Access details will be sent before workshop starting date.

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