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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

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.

2-part workshop | August 10 & 17 (W), 6-8 p.m.

Broadcast yourself! We’ll explore writing, editing, recording and distributing podcasts with Conor Bentley, Host/ Executive Producer of the Consider our Knowledge Podcast. Come with an idea for a podcast or generate ideas with other workshop participants.

Cost: $30. 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.

West Valley Workshops

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

Salt Lake Community College

4600 South Redwood Road
Salt Lake City, UT 84123
801-957-SLCC (7522)

Student Services hours: M-Th: 7 am - 7 pm; Fr 7 am - 4:30 pm
Enrollment Info: 801-957-4073

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