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Writing Workshops

We offer a wide range of writing workshops here at the Community Writing Center. 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 email:

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 to not to attend should call to cancel one week prior to the workshop; after this time payments are non-refundable.

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210 East 400 South, Ste. 8

Writing Blog Content 2-part workshop,
May 19 & 26 (Th), 6-8 p.m.

Whether you've been blogging for a while or are just getting started, this workshop can help you to develop and improve your blog content. Learn how to write concisely, engage your audience and utilize blogging tools. Cost: $20. Registration is required.

1-part workshop
June 2 (Th), 6-8 p.m.

Is this your first time journaling, or is journaling already an integral part of your daily writing? Join us for a chance to explore and share the basics of journaling, including journaling styles and ways to generate ideas. Cost: $10. Registration is required.

1-part workshop
June 4 (S), 1-3 p.m.

Does change in democracy require civic dialogue? If so, where is it and who gets to talk? OR write? Join the CWC during the Utah Pride Festival to learn techniques of writing for change, such as letters to editors and public officials. Come with a concern and stay to write a letter with the help of CWC writing coaches. Cost: Free. No registration is required.

June 23-June 26, 12-10 p.m. daily

Come visit the SLCC Community Writing Center and participate in one of our many one-hour writing workshops for kids and adults, magnetic poetry, plus a variety of community readings. Be sure to register for the CWC’s 10th Annual Iron Pen competition (a 24-hour writing marathon) by 5:00 p.m. Friday, June 24th. Most CWC events are free with admission to the festival.

This workshop is meant for kids, ages 8-14. Create an interactive story with Scratch, an easy-to-use programming language created by MIT. We’ll learn basic story-telling techniques, explore character creation, and practice simple coding. Cost: $30. Registration is required

2-part workshop
July 20 & 27 (W), 6-8 p.m.

As human beings, we connect with each other through story. We read and write memoirs to help us make sense of our own lives. Come create a written snapshot of your life. Cost: $20. Registration is required

It’s human nature to reflect on our lives—what we’ve done, who we’ve known, what we’ve dreamt. Silver Pen Award Partners--Salt Lake County Aging & Adult Services, Salt Lake County Library Services and the SLCC Community Writing Center--invite all seniors to attend interactive life story workshops in preparation for the annual Silver Pen Competition sponsored by Salt Lake County Aging Services. Explore essays and poetry on this year’s theme, “As a child I wondered. . .” All Silver Pen Workshops are held at Mount Olympus Senior Center, 1635 East Murray Holladay Road. Free. No registration required.

Poetry: July 8 (F), 1-3 p.m.
Essay: July 12 (T), 12:30-2:30 p.m.
Essay: August 9 (T), 12:30-2:30 p.m.

2-part workshop
August 6 & 13 (S), 1-3 p.m.

The first step to writing a screenplay is developing a compelling cinematic idea. Join the CWC and screenwriter Tami Anderson to explore the world of visual storytelling. Topics covered will include character development, screenplay format and story structure. All levels welcome. Cost: $30. Registration Required.

West Valley Workshops

West Valley Center Workshops
SLCC West Valley Center
3460 South 5600 West
West Valley City, UT

1-Part workshop May 20 (F), 2-4 p.m. Cost: FREE, no registration required You have great ideas to start writing a story but you are unsure of where it is going or if it’ll be ‘long’ enough to make it into a novel? No Problem, let’s make a short story out of scribbled ideas from post-its. We will work on theme, structure, symbolism and character development.

June 17 (F), 2-4 pm
Cost: FREE, no registration required

June 17 (F), 2-4 pm Cost: FREE, no registration required Develop skills and strategies for making a strong first impression with your resume. We’ll explore content development, structure and design. Bring your current resume to work on or start from scratch.

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4600 South Redwood Road Salt Lake City, UT 84123
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