2018 Wasatch IronPen Writing Marathon

ironpen fists with pencilsRegistration is now open for the 12th annual Wasatch IronPen Writing Marathon, in which artists of the written word face off in a 24-hour writing competition. Adult and Youth writers of all experience levels can participate in one of three genres (Fiction, Non-fiction or Poetry) or can take on the IronPen Ultra and write in all three! 

During the Utah Arts Festival on Friday, June 22nd, 2018 at 5:30 pm, a visual image writing prompt will be presented at the Community Writing Center and posted on the CWC’s Facebook (@CommunityWritingCenter) and Instagram (@slcc_cwc) feeds.

For more information, read the IronPen Competition Rules and Guidelines.

Register for IronPen Writing competition

 Featured Workshop

Wild: Writing about Nature and the Environment

2-part workshop
June 9 & 16 (Sat), 1-3 p.m.

In this workshop, writers will be guided through what it takes to write for and about nature and the environment.

Cost: $20. Registration is required.
Location: CWC, 210 East 400 South #8

Register for WILD: WRiting about Nature

New Location for King's English DWS Writing Group

The King's English DWS writing group will now be meeting at the SLCC South City campus in a meeting room inside the campus library. The meeting time will remain the same. 

SLCC South Campus (inside the campus library)
Library Meeting Space 1-022C
1575 S. State Street, Salt Lake City
2nd and 4th Wednesdays at 7 - 8:30 p.m.

Link to Campus Map


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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