Upcoming Events and News

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Read our current newsletter here.

Our newsletter is published every four months and contains details about upcoming events, our workshop schedule, writer highlights, and how to volunteer with us.

The CWC's Annual 30 Poems in 30 Days Writing Competition!

Write 30 poems based on daily prompts throughout the month of April. Competition winners will have a chapbook of their original poems produced by the CWC. Starting April 1, 2018 at 10:00 a.m., the first of the 30 writing prompts will be posted on the CWC’s Facebook (@CommunityWritingCenter) and Instagram (@slcc_cwc) accounts. Each morning, a new writing prompt will be posted. All 30 poems based on the prompts must be included in participants' final submissions. For more information or to register, call us at 801-957-2192, email us, or come in to speak with a staff member at the Community Writing Center (210 E 400 S Ste. 8 on Library Square). Registration begins March 1, 2018 and ends April 30, 2018. 

See the rules and more information here.

Espresso-self open mic nights

Join us for one of our EspressoSelf open mic nights!

Greenhouse Effect
Jan. 17, 7:00-8:00 p.m.
3231 S. 900 E., Millcreek         
Mestizo Coffeehouse
Feb. 7, 7:00-8:00 p.m.
631 W. North Temple, Salt Lake City


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"For this month’s Literary Issue of SLUG Magazine, my Editor sent me on special assignment to learn about slam poetry. Prior to learning of this beloved spoken-word art form, the only slams I was familiar with was slam-dancing, slam dunks, the Grand Slam breakfast combo at Denny’s, and the classic early-’90s hit Slam by the hardcore rap group Onyx, which goes: 'SLAM! Da, duh, duh! Da, duh, duh! LET THE BOYS BE BOYS!' An underrated hit for sure."

 Read the rest of the article in SLUG Magazine.

SLCC's writing program boasts success

SALT LAKE CITY — A few years ago, John Wilkes ended up the last place he expected to be — in a homeless shelter.

“That was just a product of a lot of heavy drinking, losing a job and being told by my partner to get out of his house and I had nowhere to go,” he said.

He was staying at the Road Home shelter when he wandered across the street to a then-new storefront program begun by Salt Lake Community College English associate professor Tiffany Rousculp.

Read the rest of this inspiring story on KSL to see how writing can make a difference in a person’s life.