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.

Register for Workshops

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.


Revision Toolbox

2-Part Workshop
December 3 & 10 (Tuesday), 6-8 pm

“Throw up into your typewriter every morning. Clean up every noon.”—Raymond Chandler Writing can be a messy process. Bring a piece of writing that is ready for some revising and join us in this workshop to learn tools and techniques for cleaning up any type of writing.

Cost: Free. Registration is required.
Location: CWC, 210 East 400 South #8


Spring 2020 Workshops

Getting Started with Creative Writing

2-Part Workshop
Tuesdays January 14 & 21, 6 pm-8 pm

Getting started on a creative writing project may not be the hardest step in the process, but it is the step that has killed many stories before they were told. Don’t let that happen to your story. Come to this workshop with your story idea and let us help you take the first step. We’ll provide generative writing prompts to get you started and then we’ll help you refine what you come up with into something you’re ready to share.

Cost: $20. Registration is required.
Location: CWC, 210 East 400 South #8

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Grammarphobia

1-Part Workshop
Thursday January 30, 6 pm-8 pm

Confused by commas? Perplexed by parentheses? Bring your questions about writing and grammar to the Grammarphobia workshop! The workshop will address some of the most common grammar questions and offer strategies for recognizing and understanding the “rules” behind them.

Cost: Free. Registration is required.
Location: CWC, 210 East 400 South #8

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Grant Writing Basics

5-Part Workshop
Fridays February 7, 14, 21, 28 & March 6, 10 am-12 pm

Do you need money for your project or nonprofit program but don’t know where to start? Government and private funding organizations often have money to give and only require that you make a persuasive case. Join the SLCC Community Writing Center for an interactive workshop on the basics of grant writing

Cost: $100. Registration is required.
Location: CWC, 210 East 400 South #8

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The Community Writing Center’s Guide to Sci-Fi

3-Part Workshop
Tuesdays February 11, 18, & 25, 6 pm-8 pm

Join the CWC as we explore Science Fiction. How does it work, what makes it unique, and why is it becoming so popular? We’ll take some time to explore Sci-Fi’s history and examine what makes “good” Sci-Fi, as well as read some great short stories, before finally crafting our own Sci-Fi short story.

Cost: $30. Registration is required.
Location: CWC, 210 East 400 South #8

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Memoir Writing

2-Part Workshop
Tuesdays March 3 & 10, 6 pm-8 pm

As human beings, we connect with each other through story. We read and write to help us make sense of our own lives. Come create a written snapshot of your life in this workshop and learn just how we can translate our experiences to the page.

Cost: $20. Registration is required.
Location: CWC, 210 East 400 South #8

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Advanced Creative Writing: Creating Compelling Plots

2-Part Workshop
Thursdays March 19 & 26, 6 pm-8 pm

One of the most challenging aspects of any prose, fiction or non-fiction, is putting a compelling plot together. Unfortunately, plots are not one size fits all. Different types of stories require different elements of plot. Some, like mysteries, need a tight plot line full of twists, while more experimental writing, like collage, may let the reader fill the plot in themselves. Join us as we look at how plots work in different stories, and how to find the right plot for your own writing.

Cost: $20. Registration is required.
Location: CWC, 210 East 400 South #8

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NaPoWriMo

4-Part Workshop
Saturdays April 4, 11, 18, & 25, 1 – 3 pm

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: $40. Registration is required.
Location: CWC, 210 East 400 South #8

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Writing for Change: Social Media

2-Part Workshop
Thursdays April 30 & May 7, 6 pm—8 pm

Social media encompasses any platform or application (Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, Snapchat, etc.) that enables users to create, remix, and mashup content intended to be shared within online and digital spaces. Additionally, social media is one of the primary means through which people spread ideas and information as well as create conflict and stay within our own ideological bubbles. In this workshop, you will learn how to best structure your social media posts intended for audiences that may disagree with you so that you might use methods of persuasion in positive, ethical, and productive ways.

Cost: Free. Registration is required.
Location: CWC, 210 East 400 South #8

Register for Writing for Change: Social Media