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Readings

Readings During, Where Art Lives: The Utah Arts Festival

Community Reading: DiverseCity Writing Series
June 21, 2013 (F), 6:30-7:30 p.m.
Join the community writers in the CWC’s DiverseCity Writing Series as they share with us writing that makes us all human.

Community Reading: Youth Voices
June 22, 2013 (Sa), 6:30-7:30 p.m.
Join the CWC’s young voices as teens share writing from a fresh perspective.

Community Reading: Open Mic
June 23, 2013 (Su), 6:30-7:30 p.m.
Whether you’re a first-time writer or a Pulitzer-prize winner, come and take the stage for your moment of glory.


Our Events

Where Art Lives: The Utah Arts Festival

  “This is the place!”  Come visit the CWC and participate in the “Magnetic Poetry” event, one of our many one-hour writing workshops for kids and adults, plus a variety of community readings.  Be sure to register for the CWC’s Iron Pen competition (a 24-hour writing marathon) by Friday, June 21st. Below is a full list of CWC events during the Utah Arts Festival:

THURSDAY

Graphic Classics: Ages 14 and up Create your own Comic Book
June 20, 2013 (Th), 1-2 p.m.
Join comic book authors Anina Bennett and Paul Guinan for an interactive workshop that will get you started on creating your own comic book.

Graphic Classics: Ages 14 and up Create your own Comic Book
June 20, 2013 (Th), 2-3 p.m.
Join comic book authors Anina Bennett and Paul Guinan for an interactive workshop that will get you started on creating your own comic book.

Kids’ Mini Workshop: What’s the Next Line: Origami Fortune Tellers
June 20, 2013 (Th), 3:30-4:30 p.m.
Need a nifty way to determine plot, character or dialogue? Join the CWC to create an origami fortune teller that includes all three for the creation of your next short story.

Mini-Workshop: The Art of Listening: Writing Oral Histories
June 20, 2013 (Th), 4:30-5:30 p.m.
Join the CWC to interview your favorite person and turn that oral narrative into a written personal history of family story. (Don’t forget to bring your favorite person.)

Digital Storytelling Showcase
June 20, 2013 (Th), 6:30-7:30 p.m.
In this Digital Age, writing takes on multiple modalities. Come see local artists showcase their digital storytelling masterpieces and stay around to ask them about their tricks-of-the-trade.

FRIDAY

Timpanogos Storytelling Presents: “Ordinary Folks, Extraordinary Lives”
June 21, 2013 (F), 1-2 p.m.
Join Rachel Hedman, Holly Robison and Clive Romney as they uncover the extraordinary pioneer experience through song and story.

Graphic Classics: Ages 14 and up Create your own Comic Book
June 21, 2013 (F), 2-3 p.m.
Join comic book authors Anina Bennett and Paul Guinan for an interactive workshop that will get you started on creating your own comic book.

Kids’ Mini-Workshop: Rock Poetry
June 21, 2013 (F), 3:30-4:30 p.m.What better way to mark your place in the world than with a poem written on a colored rock and placed somewhere special at the Utah Arts Festival grounds or in your own neighborhood. Parents are encouraged to participate with their children.

Mini-Workshop: Shorter than Short: 150-word Memoir
June 21, 2013 (F), 4:30-5:30 p.m.
Don’t have much time? Join us in this mini-workshop to learn how to write the shortest of personal stories!

Wasatch IronPen Literary Marathon and Ultramarathon START!
June 21, 2013 (F), 6 p.m.
Get to the CWC for a submission guidelines meeting and your visual prompt to start writing your 24-hour masterpiece! (If you can’t make it to the CWC, get to www.slcc.edu/cwc for all the information and visual cue on our website, starting at 6:00 pm.)

Community Reading: DiverseCity Writing Series
June 21, 2013 (F), 6:30-7:30 p.m.
Join the community writers in the CWC’s DiverseCity Writing Series as they share with us writing that makes us all human.

SATURDAY

Timpanogos Storytelling Presents: “Sam Payne, Singing Stories”
June 22, 2013 (Sa), 1-2 p.m.
Sam Payne’s unique gift for mixing unforgettable stories with unbelievable music will be on display in this special event.

Graphic Classics: Ages 14 and up Create your own Comic Book
June 22, 2013 (Sa), 2-3 p.m.
Join comic book authors Anina Bennett and Paul Guinan for an interactive workshop that will get you started on creating your own comic book.

Kids’ Mini-Workshop: Stories that Spring to Life: Create Your Own Pop-up Book
June 22, 2013 (Sa), 3:30-4:30 p.m.
Create writing that “jumps out at you” with your own three-dimensional pop-up book.

Mini-Workshop: “Making Soul:” A Writing and Performance Workshop with Aimee Suzara
June 22, 2013 (Sa), 4:30-5:30 p.m.
From the body to the page, learn to embody your writing, literally in this interactive workshop with Writer and Performer, Aimee Suzara.

Wasatch IronPen Literary Marathon and Ultramarathon ENDS!
June 22, 2013 (Sa), 6 p.m.
All submissions are due at CWC by 6:00pm. Paper copies only; no electronic submissions will be accepted.

Community Reading: Youth Voices
June 22, 2013 (Sa), 6:30-7:30 p.m.
Join the CWC’s young voices as teens share writing from a fresh perspective.

SUNDAY

Graphic Classics: Ages 14 and up Create your own Comic Book
June 23, 2013 (Su), 1-2 p.m.
Join comic book authors Anina Bennett and Paul Guinan for an interactive workshop that will get you started on creating your own comic book.

Wasatch IronPen Winners Reading at Big Mouth stage
June 23, 2013 (Su), 2-3:30 p.m.
Celebrate the winners of the Wastach IronPen and Ultra IronPen!

Kids’ Mini-Workshop: DaDa Poetry
June 23, 2013 (Su), 3:30-4:30 p.m.
Children will learn about reading and writing by playing with randomly selected words and phrases from magazines and newspapers to create their own Dada poetry masterpiece. Parents are encouraged to participate with their children.

Mini-Workshop: From Taste buds to Pen: Food Writing
June 23, 2013 (Su), 4:30-5:30 p.m.
Food can be as expressive as words. Join us for this mini-workshop—with food-tastings—to learn the art of writing about food!

Community Reading: Open Mic
June 23, 2013 (Su), 6:30-7:30 p.m.
Whether you’re a first-time writer or a Pulitzer-prize winner, come and take the stage for your moment of glory.

To see upcoming workshops click here


Competitions

 

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, 2013 at the SLCC Community Writing Center (located at Library Square) or at www.slcc.edu/cwc.   After receiving the visual prompt on Friday, June 21writers will have exactly one day to write. Submissions due Saturday, June 22nd at 6:00pm. Visit  www.slcc.edu/cwc for more details or call 801.957.2192. 

See Contest Guidelines here
Register for the contest here

 

Competition: 30 Poems in 30 Days

The CWC is proud to announce the winners of our first annual 30 Poems in 30 Days contest!

 

1st place Adult: Austin Anderson

 

Honorable Mention Adult: Trish Hopkinson

 

Honorable Mention Youth: Alexis Isle

 

We would like to thank all of the outstanding poets who participated in this year’s contest.

We sincerely appreciate you sharing your talent with us.

 

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, 2013 at the SLCC Community Writing Center (located at Library Square) or at www.slcc.edu/cwc.   After receiving the visual prompt on Friday, June 21st at 6:00pm, writers will have exactly one day to write. 

Submissions due Saturday, June 22nd at 6:00pm.

Click here for submission guidelines.

Visit www.slcc.edu/cwc for more details or call 801.957.2192

 


Community Events

Women & Girls Lead

Women and Girls Lead Writing Project invites all community members (both female and male) to share their written stories of women’s changing roles in a global society. Whether it is issues of equality, perception and overcoming adversity, or stories of success, leadership, education and health and wellness, community voices come together through writing and to possibly change the status quo. Submit your poetry, essay, letter to public official or testimonial of 500-1000 words to the SLCC Community Writing Center August 1  - Jan. 30, 2012 at cwc@slcc.edu. Or drop off your submission at the SLCC Community Writing Center, 210 East and 400 South, Suite 8Salt Lake City, UT 84111.

Women & Girls Lead Prompts

For more information regarding Women & Girls Lead visit the KUED website

KUEDWomen&Girls


 

Past Events

2012 Wasatch Ironpen Literary Marathon

During the the 2012 Utah Arts Festival, the SLCC Community Writing Center hosted the Wasatch Ironpen Literary Marathon. Provided with a visual prompt (a picture of a Utah lisense plate next to the Delicate Arch), contestants were given 24 hours to create a poem, short story or essay.


For more information about the Utah Arts Festival, visit the festival website at www.uaf.org.

Here are this year's winners. Congratulations!

 

1st Place Ultra Iron Pen ­—Adult
Donnae Marie Tidwell - “Teaching the Truck...”

Honorable Mention Iron Pen ­—Adult
Mahala Kephart - “Sandstone,” “Standingstone,” “Standsalone”

 1st Place Ultra Iron Pen ­—Youth
Aubrey Nyberg - “Imagine,” “Unlikely Friends,” “Utah vs. New York”

 1st Place Adult Poetry
Wei Song - “The Question”

Honorable Mention ­—Adult Poetry
Jon Sebba - “How Mighty Are Thy Works, O Man”

1st Place ­—Youth Poetry
Zachary Kobrin - “Paint Me a Picture”

1st Place ­—Adult Fiction
Heather Nowlin - “A Delicate March”

Honorable Mention ­—Adult Fiction
Austen Diamond - “Half a Thumb & a Thousand Eyes”

 1st Place ­—Youth Fiction
Mikaela Viktoria Slade - “Still Standing”

 Honorable Mention ­—Youth Fiction
Maya Johnson - “Something Abnormal

1st Place Adult ­—Non-Fiction
Kylee Hill - “926 XAX”

 Honorable Mention ­—Adult Non-Fiction
Jenifer Large Seagrave - “Red Rock Safari”

 1st Place ­—Youth Non-Fiction
Hannah Grace Pugh - “The List of Thing that Are Delicate”

 

 Utah Freedom Writers

In partnership with the larger Salt Lake City Freedom Riders Project headed by KUED, the CWC celebrated the 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights Movement; particularly, the 400 Americans who, in 1961, got on buses and risked their lives in defense of Americans' Civil Rights. The CWC invited community members to share their written story of civil rights as it relates to their experience or the change they want to see. This was all prompted by the question: While we've come a long way, are we there yet?
SLCC Community Writing Center (CWC) invites you to share your written story of CIVIL RIGHTS as it relates to your experience or the change you want to see. Whether it's poetry, essays or testimonials, your writing will be shared with the community in multiple ways.

How to Submit:

Submit your poetry, essay or testimonial of 500-1000 words to the SLCC Community Writing Center from May 1st - September 1, 2011

open to all ages

Email submissions to: 
cwc@slcc.edu


Or, drop off/mail to:
SLCC Community Writing Center

210 East 400 South,

Suite 8 Salt Lake CIty, Utah 84111

 



View our calendar to see a schedule of other upcoming events including workshops, lectures, DWS meetings, and special functions.