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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: 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.

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Writing Workshop F.A.Q.

How can writing activate a reader’s moral imagination? Join the CWC at SLCC’s Writing & Social Justice Conference to write about the change you’d like to see! 1-part event February 16, 6-9 p.m. Cost: Free. No registration is required. Location: SLCC South City Campus, Room 2-170, 1575 South State Street

Whether this is your first time writing a resume or you already have one that needs tweaking, this workshop can help. To accompany your resume, you’ll need a cover letter that makes you stand out. Come learn the purpose, structure and tools to craft a well-organized resume and cover letter. 2-part workshop February 17 & 24 (W), 6-8 p.m. Cost: $15. Registration is required. Call 801-957-2192 or register for the Resume workshop online

If you participated in 2015’s NaNoWriMo or you just have a mostly-finished novel sitting in your closet, join us to explore the next steps: revision and publication. Work with other novelists to share feedback on drafts and get information about query letters and self-publishing. 4-part workshop March 5, 12, 19 & 26 (S), 1-3 p.m. Cost: $40. Registration is required. Call 801-957-2192 or register for NaNoWriMo 2 online

Confused by commas? Perplexed by parentheses? Bring your questions about writing and grammar to the Grammar Phobia workshop! The workshop will address some of the most common grammar questions and offer strategies for recognizing and understanding the “rules” behind them. March 16 (W), 6-8 p.m. 1-part workshop Cost: $10. Registration is required. Call 801-957-2192 or register for Grammarphobia online

April is National Poetry Month! Join the CWC and Utah Museum of Contemporary Art to explore poetry and create a zine of your work. All materials provided. This workshop is for teens, 13-18. 5-part workshop April 2, 9, 16, 23 & 30 (Sat), 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Location: UMOCA, 20 South West Temple Cost: Free. Registration is required. Call 801-957-2192 or register for the zine workshop online

April is National Poetry Month! Join the CWC in celebrating poetry in this four-part workshop series. We’ll explore various genres of poetry, learn to compose poems, and practice writing, revising and sharing your work. You can also submit to our annual poetry contest! 4-part workshop April 2, 9, 16, and 23 (S), 1-3 p.m. Cost: $40. Registration is required. Cal 801-957-2192 or register for NaPoWriMo online

Do you need money for your project or nonprofit program but don’t know where to start? Government and private funding organizations often have money to give and only require that you make a persuasive case. Join us for an interactive workshop on the basics of grant writing. 4-part workshop April 1, 15, 22 & 29 10 a.m.- 12 p.m. Cost: $100. Registration is required. Call 801-957-2192 or register for Grant Writing online

Does the idea of a magic wand-waving, starship- flying vampire named Lenni living in a strange new world sound exciting? Join us as we explore the unique genres of speculative fiction, including fantasy and sci-fi, and learn how to incorporate the fantastic into your writing. 2-part workshop May 4 & 11 (W), 6-8 p.m. Cost: $20. Registration is required.

Whether you’ve been blogging for a while or are just getting started, this workshop can help you to develop and improve your blog content. Learn how to write concisely, engage your audience and utilize blogging tools. 2-part workshop May 19 & 26 (Th), 6-8 p.m. Cost: $20. Registration is required. Cal 801-957-2192 or register online

West Valley Center Workshops.

SLCC Community Writing Center at the SLCC
West Valley Center
3460 South 5600 West
West Valley City, UT
801-957-2135

All workshops held at the West Valley Center, Room 125. From 2:00 - 4:00 PM

Does change in democracy require civic dialogue? If so, where is it and who gets to talk? OR write? Join the WVC, libraries, and guests to learn techniques of writing for change, such as letters to editors and public officials. Come with a concern and stay to write a letter with the help of WVC writing coaches. Cost: Free *There will be FREE PIZZA for the first workshop in the spring!

No matter what grade you are in, it is never too early (or too late) to start on college scholarship essays. Join the WVC as we explore what it takes to make your application essay stand out. Participants may bring an essay in progress or begin one in the workshop. Cost: Free

April is National Poetry Month! Join the CWC in celebrating poetry in workshop. We’ll explore various genres of poetry, learn to compose poems, and practice writing, revising and sharing your work. You can also submit to our annual poetry contest! Cost: Free

You have great Ideas to start writing a story but you are unsure of where it is going or if it’ll be ‘long’ enough to make it into a novel? No Problem, lets make a short story out of scribbled idas from postits. We will effectively work on the theme structure, symbolism and character development. Cost: Free

Whether this is your first time writing a resume or you already have one that needs tweaking, this workshop can help you build an efficient resume that represents you. To accompany your resume, you’ll need a cover letter that highlights your strengths and makes you stand out. Come learn the purpose, structure and tools to craft a wellorganized resume and cover letter. Cost: Free

Salt Lake Community College

4600 South Redwood Road Salt Lake City, UT 84123
801-957-7522
Student Services hours: M-Th: 7 am - 7 pm; Fr 7 am - 4:30 pm
Enrollment Info: 801-957-4073

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