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National Poetry Writing Month Workshop

Saturdays, April 7, 14, 21 & 28, 1-3 p.m.
4-part workshop 

April is National Poetry Month! Join the CWC for a workshop series celebrating poetry in all its glory! We’ll explore various genres of poetry, learn to compose poems, and practice revising and sharing our work. We also encourage you to submit to our 30 Poems in 30 Days contest – winners will have a chapbook of their original work published by the CWC.

Cost: $40. Registration is required.
Location: CWC, 210 E 400 S Ste. 8, Salt Lake City

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30 Poems in 30 Days

National Poetry Month Annual Writing Competition

Write 30 poems based on daily prompts throughout the month of April. Competition winners will have a chapbook of their original poems produced by the CWC. Starting April 1, 2018 at 10:00 a.m., the first of the 30 writing prompts will be posted on the CWC’s Facebook (@CommunityWritingCenter) and Instagram (@slcc_cwc) accounts. Each morning, a new writing prompt will be posted. All 30 poems based on the prompts must be included in participants' final submissions. Registration begins March 1, 2018 and ends April 30, 2018. 

A Facebook or Instagram account is not required to participate. To see the writing prompts without logging into an account, see our web-based Instagram page.

See competition rules and more information here.

Register for 30 Poems in 30 Days

New Hours for Riverton Authors in Training

The Authors in Training DWS group, at the County Library | Riverton, is changing up their meeting dates and times. The meetings will be held in the County Library | Riverton Meeting Room.

  • February: second and fourth Wednesday at 7-8:30 p.m.
  • March: first and third Wednesday at 7-8:30 p.m.
  • April and on: second and fourth Wednesday at 7-8:30 p.m.

The Letter Box Project

The Letter Box Project is an opportunity for you to practice the art of letter writing and to share your experiences and ideas with your community. Selected letters will be distributed in a vending machine housed at the Main City Library. Letters can be written in any language. Letters should be 150-300 words (either typed or submitted on one hand-written page) and should fit into one of the following categories:


  • Letter to a Child
  • Letter to an Old Friend
  • Love Letter
  • Dear Stranger
  • Letter to Future Self/ Selves
  • Letter to an Inanimate Object
  • Letter to ... (you decide!)

Need a little inspiration? See sample letters 1 and sample letters 2.

Submit your original letters and visit the Main City Library to check out the vending machine once it goes live!


The SLCC Community Writing Center (CWC) supports, motivates and educates people of all abilities and educational backgrounds who want to use writing for practical needs, civic engagement and personal expression. In addition to an open space available for writing, we provide opportunities to enhance writing abilities through such programs as Writing Coaching , Writing Workshops, the DiverseCity Writing Series, Salt Lake Teens Write, and Community Writing Partners. Recipient of the 2012 Mayors Artist Award and the 2012 League of Innovations Award. Click here for a brief history of the CWC. These programs are open to all Salt Lake area residents.

Note: If you are an SLCC Student working on an academic assignment, please visit the Student Writing Center.

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