Community Writing Center

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

To register for workshops on-line, click here!

If you are interested in more in-depth writing workshops, explore the Writer's Toolbox with the University of Utah's Lifelong Learning Program.

Upcoming Workshops:

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sine cera: A Diversity Writing Series Community Reading
Writing for Change: SLCC Writing & Social Justice Conference
Memoir Writing: Paint a Life Portrait with Words
Do it with Dialogue: Writing Compelling Conversation

Be Involved: Volunteer Training for Coaching and Mentoring

sic: the CWC Online Magazine

Writing Workshop F.A.Q.

sine cera: A Diversity Writing Series Community Reading 
Join the SLCC Community Writing Center as we celebrate the writers of the DiverseCity Writing Series. Come hear members of your community share their thoughts, ideas and stories at this public reading of sine cera—a community anthology. Cost: Free. No registration required.

2-part workshop
April 17 (Th), 6-9 p.m.
4th Floor Conference Room at the Main Library, 210 E. 400 S.
Cost: Free and open to the public

Writing for Change: SLCC Writing & Social Justice Conference 
 
Does change in democracy require civic dialogue?  If so, where is it and who gets to talk?  OR write?  Join the CWC at SLCC’s Writing & Social Justice Conference to write your public official about the change you’d like to see! For more information, see www.wsjconf.wordpress.com Cost: Free and open to the public. No registration is required. Location: SLCC South City Campus, 1575 South State Street.

1-part workshop
April 23 (W), Time TBA
Cost: Free and open to the public


Memoir Writing: Paint a Life Portrait with Words 
 
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 in this interactive workshop. Cost: $30. Registration is required.

2-part workshop
May 1 & 8 (Th), 6-8 p.m.
Cost: $30
Registration is required. To register call 801-957-2192


Do it with Dialogue: Writing Compelling Conversation 
 
Whether you’re writing fiction, nonfiction or even poetry, it’s the dialogue that often carries the piece. Come create empathy with your reader by developing dynamic dialogue. Join the CWC and learn how to craft plot, verse, characters and more through written conversation. Cost $30. Registration is required.

2-part workshop
May 7 & 14 (W), 6-8 p.m.
Cost: $30
Registration is required. To register call 801-957-2192

Be Involved: Volunteer Training for Coaching and Mentoring

Train to be a volunteer at the SLCC Community Writing Center! Learn the tools necessary to be an effective writing assistant - as a Writing Coach, Writing Group Mentor or Workshop Facilitator. If you are interested in becoming a CWC Volunteer, please register for one of the workshops above. (Volunteers need to be available for a six-month commitment to the program.) 1-day training will be held on:

June
20 (W) 4:30 - 8:00
July
7 (Sa) 11:00 - 2:30
18 (W) 4:30 - 8:00
August
4 (Sa) 11:00 - 2:30
15 (W) 4:30 - 8:00

(12 Volunteers Maximum per Training)
Cost: Free, but registration is required
To register please call: 801.957.2192


sic: the CWC Online Magazine

sic is an online publication showcasing writing generated in CWC Writing Workshops. All workshop participants are welcome to submit their writing. Go to our Publications page to view all of the Community Writing Center's publications, or our newest issue of sic. For more information, call 801.957.2192.