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:

Register today

What Next: Writing the Grant Report
Silver Pen Essay Writing Workshop for Seniors

Be Involved: Volunteer Training for Coaching and Mentoring

sic: the CWC Online Magazine

Writing Workshop F.A.Q.


What Next: Writing the Grant Report
Now that your non-profit organization has acquired funding, what's next? Join The City Library, Utah Nonprofits Association, and SLCC Community Writing Center for a day geared toward helping non-profits determine the next steps in maintaining and funding a nonprofit organization. Attendees of this event will be entered for a chance to win a one- or two-week subscription to Foundation Directory Online.
1-part event
Wednesday, July 30, 2014 - 9:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Cost: Free
Registration is required. To register call 801-957-2192
or click here


Silver Pen Essay Writing Workshop for Seniors
It’s human nature to reflect on our lives—what we’ve done, who we’ve known, what we’ve dreamt. The SLCC Community Writing Center invites seniors to our interactive life story workshops in preparation for the annual Silver Pen Competition sponsored by Salt Lake County Aging Services. Cost: Free. Registration is required.

SLCC Community Writing Center
210 E. 400 S., Suite 8
2-part workshop
August 5 and 12 (T), 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Cost: Free
Registration is required. To register call 801-957-2192
or click here 

Silver Pen at Mt. Olympus Senior Center
1635 E. Murray Holladay Road
2-part workshop
August 14 and 21 (H), 1-3 p.m.
Cost: Free
Registration is required. To register call 801-957-2192
or click here


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.