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30 Poems in 30 days competition

Announcing the Community Writing Center's Annual 30 Poems in 30 Days Writing Competition! Write 30 poems based on daily prompts throughout the month of April. Winners will have a chapbook of their original poems produced by the CWC. 

Registration required by April 30. Recommended fee is $5, but this can be waived at registration.

On April 1, 2021 at 10 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 prompt will be posted. Participants must meaningfully incorporate each prompt into the corresponding poem. Contestants must submit their poems via Submittable or in person at the CWC by May 8, 2021 at 3 p.m. Please see our full rules and regulations.

Register for 30 poems in 30 days 

14th Annual Wasatch IronPen Writing Competition

Welcome to the 14th annual Wasatch IronPen Writing Marathon, in which artists of the written word face off in a 24-hour writing competition! Winners will receive a gift card to the King’s English bookstore.

Participants must register by Friday, July 17, 2020 @6:00 p.m. Participants can register online for free. 

On Friday, June 17, 2020 at 6:00 p.m., a prompt will be posted on the CWC’s Facebook (@CommunityWritingCenter) and Instagram (@slcc_cwc) feeds. Participants must meaningfully incorporate the prompt into their submission.  After receiving the prompt, writers will have exactly 24 hours to write.

Submissions are due via Submittable by July 18, 2020 @6:00 p.m.

Please see our full rules and regulations

Register for IronPen Writing Competition

Working to Meet Diverse Community Needs Results in Building a Strong Community

"Salt Lake Community College ’s Community Writing Center, located in Library Square, has been helping writers of all abilities for 17 years. The CWC provides many services to anyone in the community looking for assistance with whatever writing project they are working on, whether that is a new resume, a grant or a short story. Anyone from any walk of life can find writing support within one of the many programs that theCWC sponsors. One demographic in particular, refugees, has found success with those programs."

Read the rest of the article in SLUG Magazine.

Mike Brown Takes a Slam Poetry Workshop at the CWC

fall 2017 newsletter first page

"For this month’s Literary Issue of SLUG Magazine, my Editor sent me on special assignment to learn about slam poetry. Prior to learning of this beloved spoken-word art form, the only slams I was familiar with was slam-dancing, slam dunks, the Grand Slam breakfast combo at Denny’s, and the classic early-’90s hit Slam by the hardcore rap group Onyx, which goes: 'SLAM! Da, duh, duh! Da, duh, duh! LET THE BOYS BE BOYS!' An underrated hit for sure."

Read the rest of the article in SLUG Magazine.

SLCC's writing program boasts success

SALT LAKE CITY — A few years ago, John Wilkes ended up the last place he expected to be — in a homeless shelter.

“That was just a product of a lot of heavy drinking, losing a job and being told by my partner to get out of his house and I had nowhere to go,” he said.

He was staying at the Road Home shelter when he wandered across the street to a then-new storefront program begun by Salt Lake Community College English associate professor Tiffany Rousculp.

Read the rest of this inspiring story on KSL to see how writing can make a difference in a person’s life.