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

Silver Pen Essay Writing Workshop
Query Letters and Novel Synopses

Be Involved: Volunteer Training for Coaching and Mentoring

sic: the CWC Online Magazine

Writing Workshop F.A.Q.


Silver Pen Essay Writing Workshop
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. 

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. 
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 13 and 20 (H), 1-3 p.m.
To register call (801)957-2192
or click here


Query Letters and Novel Synopses
Are you trying to get your novel (or book of poetry, or nonfiction piece) published? What is the best way to entice an agent to take an interest in your writing?  Come to this workshop and learn some of the important strategies for writing effective query letters and novel synopses. 

2-part workshop
August 20 & 27 (H), 1-3 p.m.
Cost: $30
Registration is required. To register call 801-957-2192
or click here

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.