Writing Workshops

We offer a range of writing workshops here at the Community Writing Center where you can 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 emailing us at 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 not to attend may call to cancel up to one week prior to the workshop; after this time payments are non-refundable.

Register for Workshops

Note: If you have any issues or problems registering online for one of our workshops, please contact us at 801-957-2192 or cwc@slcc.edu for assistance.


Summer 2019 Workshops

Travel Writing

2-part workshop
May 15 & 22 (Wednesday), 6-8 pm

Adventure awaits! Join us on a journey exploring the elements and types of travel writing. During this workshop, we will work together to craft engaging pieces of writing about our adventures, both close to home and far-flung. All types of adventurers and writers are welcome.

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

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Creative Writing Basics

3-part workshop
May 28, June 4 & 11 (Tuesday), 6-8 pm

Join the CWC in this workshop on the basics of creative writing. We’ll break down some pop culture sources in order to discover how good stories are made. If you have a story that you’re already working on, great. If not, we hope to inspire one. Come ready to discuss basic structures of story and do some writing of your own.

Cost: $30. Registration is required.
Location: CWC, 210 East 400 South #8

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Grammarphobia

July 9 (Tuesday), 6-8 pm

Confused by commas? Perplexed by parentheses? Bring your questions about writing and grammar to the Grammarphobia workshop! The workshop will address some of the most common grammar questions and offer strategies for recognizing and understanding the “rules” behind them.

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

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Writing for Change: Flash Fiction with a Message

2-part workshop
July 11 & 18 (Thursday), 6-8 pm

Flash Fiction’s incredibly fast storytelling blends narrative depth with poetic imagery in 1,500 words or less. Quite a lot of flash fiction writing delivers deep cultural, personal, and political meanings. We'll learn to distill imagery, characterization, theme, point of view, and tone into just a few pages or paragraphs to craft very, very short stories with important messages about the human condition.

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

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Poesía indígena

16 de julio (Martes), 6-8 p.m.

Aprenderemos las poesía de Nezahuacóyotl y del legado que nos dejo Humberto Ak'abal con su poes ía Maya

Cost: Gratuito. Registro obligatorio.
Dirección: CWC, 210 East 400 South #8

Poesía indígena


Screenwriting

2-part workshop
July 13 & 20 (Sat), 1-3 pm

The first step to writing a screenplay is developing a compelling cinematic idea. Join the CWC and screenwriter Tami Anderson to explore the world of visual storytelling. Topics covered will include character development, screenplay format and story structure. All levels welcome.

Cost: $30. Registration is required.
Location: CWC, 210 East 400 South #8

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Revision Toolbox

July 31 (Wednesday), 6-8 pm

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

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Exploring Writing and Book Forms

2-Part Workshop
August 6 & 13 (Tuesday), 6-8 pm

Let’s play with the possibilities of writing paired with book making. In this 2-part workshop, we’ll explore how the meaning of a piece of writing can be deepened by its physical form. We’ll play with new ways of presenting texts, learn how to make a number of simple but exciting book forms, and workshop your writing.

Cost: $30. Registration is required.
Location: CWC, 210 East 400 South #8

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Writing for Children

2-Part Workshop
August 8 & 15 (Thursday), 6-8 pm

Craft tales for the children in your life and learn techniques for engaging young readers. We’ll explore a variety of genres as well as strategies for connecting with a young audience. This workshop will focus on writing techniques rather than the publishing process.

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

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