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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 Journaling for Mental Health, Poetry, Novel Writing, Songwriting, Food Memoirs, 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

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 twenty-four hours 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.

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Note: If you have any issues or problems registering online for one of our workshops, please contact us at 801-957-2192 or for assistance.

Fall 2023 Workshops

Revision ToolBox

1-part workshop
Thursday, December 7, 6-7:30 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: $15. Registration is required.

Location: CWC, 210 East 400 South #8.

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Grant Writing

2-part workshop
Saturdays, December 9, 16, 11-1 pm

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: $50 (fee can be waived on request; contact Registration is required.

Location: CWC, 210 East 400 South #8.

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Queer(ing) Holiday Traditions & Storytelling

1-part workshop
Thursday, December 14, 6-8 pm

Holiday traditions and storytelling are often very heteronormative and can be alienating for LGBTQIA2S+ individuals and communities. Celebrating the holidays can be even trickier. Join the CWC as we explore the myriad of ways to create queer holiday traditions with and for chosen families as well as the art of crafting of writing queer holiday stories to share as gifts for loved ones. The workshop will culminate in creating a hand-built book.

Cost: $10. Registration is required. Fee can be waived upon request.

Location: CWC, 210 East 400 South #8.

REGISTER FOR Queer(ing) Holiday Traditions & Storytelling

Winter Solstice

1-part workshop
Thursday, December 21, 6-8 pm

The winter solstice gives us a time to reflect on the symbols and language of longer days, a return to warmth, and themes of fire, light, community, survival, and hope. This writing workshop will explore the history and meanings behind different pagan winter solstice traditions, folktales, myths, and spells. Participants will take inspiration from this history to write our own winter solstice tales, myths, memories, and maybe even spells. We'll also delve into a little winter-themed tarot used for winter solstice storytelling and create our own special winter solstice hand-built notebook or start to a tarot deck.

This workshop is a continued collaboration with the SLCC Publication Center.

Cost: $15. Registration is required.

Location: CWC, 210 East 400 South #8.

REGISTER FOR Winter Solstice