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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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Spring 2017 Workshops


Register for Them Winter Blues

2-part workshop
January 28th and February 4th (S) 1-3 p.m.

Winter got you down? Join us for this two-part writing workshop, where we will look at the blues form as it appears in music and poetry. We’ll discuss the basics elements that make up the blues and write some blues of our own. Musicians, poets, newbies and anyone else who’s tired of the snow is welcome!

Cost: $15. Registration is required.
Location: CWC, 210 East 400 South #8

Register for Grant-Writing Basics

4-part workshop
Feb. 3, 10, 17, and 24 (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.
Location: CWC, 210 East 400 South #8

1-part workshop
Feb. 4 (S) 10 a.m.- 12 p.m.

Statistics can be scary. At the same time, we are living in an increasingly number driven world where we hear claims using statistics 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. Breakfast will be served.

Cost: Free. No registration is required.
Location: City Library, 4th floor conference room

1-part workshop
Feb. 11 (S) 10 a.m.- 12 p.m.

Social media (like Facebook and Twitter, to name a couple) are now 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. Breakfast will be served.

Cost: Free. No registration is required.
Location: City Library, 4th floor conference room

Register for Still I Rise: The Poetry of Maya Angelou

2-part workshop
February 15 & 22 (W) 6-8 p.m.

Explore the poetry and biography of Maya Angelou and inspire your own writing! Participants will have an opportunity to submit their work to the CWC's Community Voices Website. Presented in partnership with KUED.

Free. Registration required.
Location: CWC, 210 East 400 South #8

1-part event
Feb. 18 (S) 10 a.m.- 12 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 legislative session 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. Breakfast will be served.

Cost: Free. No registration is required. Location:
City Library, 4th floor conference room

Register for Grammarphobia

1-part workshop
March 16 (H), 6-8 p.m.

Confused by commas? Perplexed by parentheses? Don’t let this hold you back from writing your masterpiece! This workshop will address some of the most common grammar questions and offer strategies for recognizing and understanding the “rules” behind them, as well as answering questions that participants bring forth during the session.

Cost: Free. Registration is required.
Location: CWC, 210 East 400 South #8

Register for Revision Ready

1-part workshop
March 23 (H), 6-8 p.m.

“Throw up into your typewriter every morning. Clean up every noon.”--Raymond Chandler

Writing can be a messy process. Bring a piece of writing that is ready for some revising and join us in this workshop to learn tools and techniques for cleaning up any type of writing.

Cost: $10. Registration is required.
Location: CWC, 210 East 400 South #8

Register for Query Letters & Synopsis

1-part workshop
March 30 (H), 6-8 p.m.

Join us for our last installment in the series, where we will look at how to craft a query letter and where the best place to send it to really is!

Cost: $10. Registration is required.
Location: CWC, 210 East 400 South #8

Register for Create a Poetry Zine—Teens

3-part workshop
April 15, 22 & 29 (S), 2-4 p.m.

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.

Cost: Free. Registration is required.
Location: UMOCA, 20 South West Temple

Register for NaPoWriMo: Celebrating National Poetry Month

4-part workshop
April 8, 15, 22, and 29 (S), 1-3 p.m.

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 our work. You can also submit to our annual poetry contest!

Cost: $40. Registration is required.
Location: CWC, 210 East 400 South #8

West Valley Workshops

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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: 8 am - 7 pm; Fr 8 am - 4:30 pm
Enrollment Info: 801-957-4073

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