Community Writing Center
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: email@example.com
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.
Where Art Lives: The Utah Arts Festival
“This is the place!” Come visit the CWC and participate in the “Magnetic Poetry” event, one of our many one-hour writing workshops for kids and adults, plus a variety of community readings. Be sure to register for the CWC’s Iron Pen competition (a 24-hour writing marathon) by Friday, June 21st. See the CWC website for a full listing of events during the festival: www.slcc.edu/cwc
June 20 (H) – June 23 (Su), 12:00 - 10:00 p.m. daily
From Hogwarts to Goosebumps: Week-long Speculative Fiction for Kids
Does the idea of a magic wand-waving, starship-flying vampire 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. For kids ages 8-12.
July 8, 9, 10, 11 & 12 (M,T,W,Th,F), 10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Dare To Have Flair! Humor Writing
If you are like many people, the easiest way to make sense of the unknown is with humor. In this two-part workshop, you'll explore ways to write and make light of the best and worst of times. Whether you create a limerick or ironic play, awaken the hr inside you.
July 9 & 16 (T), 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Say It with Style!: Speech Writing with Doug Woodall
Are you looking to entertain? To amuse? To enthrall? To craft that perfect presentation for work? Toastmasters International is a world leader in communication and leadership development. Come let Toastmasters International guru Doug Woodall help you write, refine, and deliver the perfect speech for any occasion.
July 13, 20, & 27 (S), 1:00 - 3:00 p.m.
Stories that Spring to Life: Week-long Pop-Up Books for Kids
Do you love writing that jumps out at you? Do you want to combine storytelling and art? Come craft a story and make it spring to life in three dimensions with your very own pop-up book. For kids ages 7-12.
July 15, 16, 17, 18 & 19 (M,T,W,Th,F), 10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Silver Pen Essay Writing Workshop for Seniors
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. This year’s theme is “What Is Your Passion . . . and Why?”
SLCC Community Writing Center
210 E. 400 S., Suite 8
August 1 and 8 (H), 10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Silver Pen at Midvale Senior Center
350 W. Park St. (7610 S.)
2-part workshopAugust 12 and 19 (M), 10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Be Involved: Volunteer Training for Coaching and Mentoring
Train to be a volunteer at the SLCC Community Writing Center! Learn the tools necessary to be an effective writing assistant - as a Writing Coach, Writing Group Mentor or Workshop Facilitator. If you are interested in becoming a CWC Volunteer, please register for one of the workshops above. (Volunteers need to be available for a six-month commitment to the program.)
1-day training will be held on:
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