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.


FAll 2021 WORKSHOPS

Grant Writing

3-part workshop

Fridays, September 3, 10, & 17, 1-3 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: $100 (fee can be waived on request; contact kati.lewis@slcc.edu). Registration is required.

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

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Resumes and Cover Letters

1-part workshop

Saturday, September 25, 2-3:30 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: $10. Registration is required.

Location: CWC, 210 East 400 South #8

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Grammarphobia

1-part workshop

Tuesday, September 28, 6-7 p.m.

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: $10. Registration is required.

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

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Monsters & Ghostlands: Horror Writing

2-part workshop

Saturdays, October 2 & 9, 2-3:30 p.m.

Horror stories show us what we fear. This is why the best horror stories often offer up scares and terror while at the same time bringing to light anxieties, fears, and desires from across the human experience. In this workshop, you'll explore and try out the basics of horror writing.  

Cost: $30. Registration is required.

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

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Writing for Change: Personal Narratives

1-part workshop

Thursday, October 28, 6-7:30 p.m.

Personal narratives offer us a way to reflect on the events that have shaped us and made us who we are today. Sharing our stories allows us to hear from one another, and to see things from different perspectives. Telling our true histories through our lived experiences is a way for us to use the power of our voices to bring awareness to one another, to create visibility and offer representation in the world. Writing is used to shape cultural identities, open minds, and create social action.  Your voice matters, your experiences matter. Join the CWC to explore how telling your story can be used as a tool for change. 

Cost: Free. Registration is required.

Location: CWC, 210 East 400 South #8

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NaNoWriMo '21

3-part workshop

Saturdays, November 6, 13, 20, 1-3 p.m.

November is National Novel Writing Month! Join us for this fly-by-the-seat-of-your-pants approach to novel writing. We’ll explore techniques for writing 50,000 words in 30 days and attempt to end the month with a rough draft. Don’t worry about mistakes; that’s part of the process. Coaching sessions will also be available throughout the month.

Cost: $45 Registration is required.

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

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Revision Toolbox

1-part workshop

Tuesday, November 30, 6-7:30 p.m.

“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: $10. Registration is required.

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

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Creative Writing: Creating Realistic Characters

1-part workshop

Saturday, December 4, 1-3 p.m.         

One of the most challenging aspects of any prose, fiction or non-fiction, is bringing the characters to life on the page. We’ve all read or watched something where a character does something that doesn’t make sense. We’ve all been frustrated by characters that exist to drive a plot rather than act in a believable manner. Join us as we work to discover what makes realistic characters and how we can create them within our own writing.

Cost: $15. Registration is required.

Location: CWC, 210 East 400 South #8

REGISTER FOR Creative Writing: Creating Realistic Characters