Tuesday, May 13, 2014

2014 Writing Workshops

The “About Me” People Want to Read: Creating a Marketable Presence
2-part workshop | June 4 & 11 (W), 6-8 p.m.
The face we show to the world truly matters, but in an age where initial contact between you and a potential client, partner, or employer rarely occurs face-to-face, you will also need to create a resume, cover letter, or an “About Me,” that is just as strong as the one you would present in person. Join our CWC workshop to explore having your writing do the talking for you. Cost $20. Registration is required.

Writing for Change: Community Writing Event

Workshop | June 7 (S), 1-4 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 the Utah Pride Festival to learn techniques of writing for change, such as letters to editors and public officials. Come with a concern and stay to write a letter with the help of CWC writing coaches. Cost: Free, but registration is required.

A Second Look: Revising Your Work
Workshop | June 12 (H), 6-8 p.m.
Do you have a first draft of something, but perhaps you don’t know where to begin with the revision? Returning to that work can be daunting. Join the CWC for an interactive workshop on how to edit your work—from the conceptual framework to sentence structure. Please come with specific questions. Cost $10. Registration is required.

Where Art Lives: The Utah Arts Festival
4-part event | June 26 (H)–June 29 (Su), 12–10 p.m. daily
“This is the place!” Come visit the SLCC Community Writing Center 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 5:00 p.m. Friday, June 27th and turn in within 24 hours. See the CWC website for a full listing of events during the festival: www.slcc.edu/cwc Most CWC events are free with admission to the festival.

Choose Your Own Adventure! Week-long Interactive Fiction for Kids
5-part workshop | July 7, 8, 9, 10 & 11 (M,T,W,H,F), 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
“Turn left, turn to pg. 7. Turn right, pg. 18.” Join the CWC to explore different ways of imagining, organizing and creating a Choose-Your-Own-Adventure story. Writing all of the twists and turns of the story can be great fun! Come create a story where the reader gets to choose what happens next. For kids ages 6-12. Cost: $100. Registration is required.

Screenwriting: The Filmmaker’s Guide to Storytelling
2-part workshop | July 2 & 9 (W), 6-8 p.m.
The first step to writing a screenplay is developing a compelling cinematic idea. Join the CWC and screenwriter Stephen Williams to explore the world of visual storytelling. Topics covered will include character development, screenplay format and story structure. All levels are welcome. Cost: $30. Registration is required.

Say It with Style!: Speech Writing with Doug Woodall
3-part workshop | July 12, 19, & 26 (S), 1-3 p.m.
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. Cost $45. Registration is required.

One Act Plays: Week-long Kids’ Writing & Performing Workshop in Partnership with the Grand Theatre Grand Youth
5-part workshop | July 14, 15, 16, 17 & 18 (M,T,W,H,F), 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Have you ever wanted to write a play, then bring it to life on a real stage? Come learn how to write one-act plays at the CWC (July 14, 15, 16), then join us at the Grand Theatre to learn about stage direction, props, and costumes (July 17), and make your finale with a staged reading of your play! (July 18). For kids ages 6-12. Cost: $100. Registration is required.
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. Cost: Free. Registration is required.

2-part workshop
August 5 and 12 (T), 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Silver Pen at Mt. Olympus Senior Center
1635 E. Murray Holladay Road
2-part workshop
August 14 and 21 (H), 1-3 p.m.

*All workshops held at the SLCC Community Writing Center unless otherwise noted.

SLCC Community Writing Center
210 E. 400 S., Suite 8