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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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Fall 2016 - September Workshops

210 East 400 South, Ste. 8

1-part workshop
September 8 (Th), 6-8 p.m.

If this is your first time writing a resume, then this workshop is for you! This workshop will introduce the idea of a resume and the do’s and don’ts of resume writing. Come learn the purpose, structure and tools to craft a well-organized resume. One-on-one coaching sessions will also be available during the week.

Cost: Free. No registration is required.

1-part workshop
September 24 (Sa), 1-3 p.m.

If this is your first time writing a resume, then this workshop is for you! This workshop will introduce the idea of a resume and the do’s and don’ts of resume writing. Come learn the purpose, structure and tools to craft a well-organized resume. One-on-one coaching sessions will also be available during the week.

Cost: Free. No registration is required.

2-part workshop
September 15 & 22 (Th), 6-8 p.m.

Twine is a new form of online interactive storytelling. Readers are dropped right into stories and take part in the action! In this workshop, we will create our own “twine,” weaving technology and storytelling together for a virtual experience that is somewhere between “Choose-Your-Own-Ending” and video games. No coding experience necessary! Bring your laptop or borrow one of ours!

Cost: $20. Registration is required.

5-part workshop
Sept. 2, 9, 16, 23, and 30 (F), 10 a.m.-12 p.m.

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 the SLCC Community Writing Center for an interactive workshop on the basics of grant writing.

Cost: $100. Registration is required.

1-part event
October 27 (H), 6-8:00 p.m. Urban Arts Gallery, 137 S. Rio Grande Street

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.

Cost: Free. No registration is required.

2-part workshop
November 9 & 16 (W) 6-8 p.m.

Join the SLCC Community Writing Center for a free workshop where we’ll create digital stories relating to disability and accessibility. The workshop will explore the creation of short 3-act stories as well as the use of digital tools such as iMovie to tell a compelling story. Participants will create a short movie that contributes to the conversation on accessibility and living with disability. Bring some images and ideas to use while telling your story.

Cost: Free. No registration is required.

4-part workshop
November 5, 12, 19 & 26 (Sa), 1-3 p.m.

November is National Novel Writing Month! Join us for this fly-by-the-seat-of-your-pants approach to novel writing. We’ll explore techniques for writing 50,000 words in 30 days and attempt to end the month with a finished product. Don’t worry about mistakes; that’s part of the process. Coaching sessions will also be available during the week.

Cost: $40. Registration is required.

1-part workshop
December 10 (S) 11-3 p.m.

Are you looking for a small yet meaningful gift for a friend, loved one or family member this holiday season? Forget the shopping! Get creative! This year, create a small book or chapbook at our very own Publication Center.

Cost: $20. All materials will be provided. Registration is required.

This workshop will be held at the Publication Center at SLCC’s Redwood Campus.

The SLCC Publication Center is located at 4600 S. Redwood Rd. Instruction & Administration Bldg., Room 137 Taylorsville, UT 84123

Writing for Change: Election 2016

This election season, join us in a four-part workshop series on Writing for Change. We’d love for you to join us in all four but you can come to as many as you would like.

1-part workshop
September 29 (TH), 6-8 p.m.

Statistics can be scary. At the same time, we are living in an increasingly number driven world where we hear statistical claims in our news, social media, and from our politicians. How do you sort the good from the bad? How do you write using statistics in both an accurate and accessible way to others in order to invoke social change? This workshop will help you answer these questions and more.

Cost: Free. No registration is required.

1-part workshop
October 6 (TH), 6-8 p.m.

Social media (like Facebook and Twitter, to name a couple) is one of the most common means to spread ideas and information in our world. While social media offers great tools for exchanging ideas and opinions, it can also create conflict and problems. In this workshop, you will learn how to best structure your social media posts to engage and persuade in a positive and productive way. Bring an internet capable device or use one of ours so we can create posts during the workshop.

Cost: Free. No registration is required.

1-part event
October 13 (TH), 6-8 p.m.

This election season, our speechwriting workshop will focus on how to create enthralling and effective speeches for the purpose of persuading others and invoking social change. Let Toastmasters International guru Doug Woodall help you write, refine, and deliver the perfect speech.

Cost: Free. No registration is required.

1-part workshop
October 20 (TH), 6-8 p.m.

Does change in democracy require civic dialogue? If so, where is it and who gets to talk? OR write? Join the CWC during this election season to learn techniques of writing for change through letters to editors and public officials. Come with a concern and stay to write a letter with the help of CWC writing coaches.

Cost: Free. No registration is required.

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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