Join the SLCC Community Writing Center and the Utah Arts Festival for four days packed with fun writing activities for all. From workshops for kids and adults to the Wasatch Iron Pen competition and world-renowned storytellers, there's literally something for everyone. For info about Literary Arts performances on the Big Mouth Stage, see the performance schedule.
Have Your Say!: Gigantic Magnetic Poetry Walls
Everyone can be a poet, especially with gigantic magnetic words! Come and share your words at the CWC's magnetic poetry walls.
Utah Race Card Project: Write Your Six Word Sentence
Think about the words of race, ethnicity, and cultural identity. Distill your thoughts, experiences or observations about race into one sentence of only six words. Add that sentence to the Race Card Wall, and participate in an open civic dialogue.
Wasatch IronPen Literary Marathon & Ultra Marathon
Friday, June 27, 6pm - Saturday, June 28, 6pm
Artists of the written word face off in a 24-hour writing competition. Adult and Youth writers can participate in one of three categories (Fiction, Non-Fiction and Poetry) or can take on the Ultra IronPen challenge and write in all three! Writers of all genres and experience levels can register for the marathon beginning on May 1, 2014, at the SLCC Community Writing Center (located at Library Square) or at www.slcc.edu/cwc.
Get to the SLCC Community Writing Center for submission guidelines and your visual prompt to start writing your 24-hour masterpiece! (If you can't make it to the Community Writing Center, get to www.slcc.edu/cwc for all the information and the visual cue on our website, starting at 6pm.) All submissions are due at the Community Writing Center by 6pm on Saturday, June 28. Paper copies only; no electronic submissions will be accepted.
Wasatch IronPen Winners will read at the Big Mouth Stage at 2pm on Sunday, June 29.
Timpanogos Storytelling Festival
Steffani Raff, Fri, June 27, 1pm, CWC
Sam Payne, Sat, June 28, 1pm, CWC
Celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Timpanogos Storytelling Festival and catch two storytellers, Steffani Raff on Friday at 1pm and Sam Payne on Saturday at 1pm, in the Community Writing Center.
The SLCC Community Writing Center will host more than a dozen workshops for kids and adults, including workshops on how to create your own comic book, how to write about food, and much more!
Mini-Workshop With Guest Writer Paisley Rekdal
Fri, June 27, 4:30pm, CWC
Join Paisley Rekdal to explore place-based memoir writing in her workshop, "This Was Here: A Workshop for Writing Memories of SLC." Writers will be working with photographs and any historical or personal documents they wish to bring and share, and all pieces will be published at Mapping Salt Lake City (www.mappingslc.org).
Also catch Paisley during a reading on the Big Mouth Stage at 5:30pm on Friday, June 27.
Reading and Mini-Workshop with Poet Laureate of Utah Lance Larsen
Reading, Sat, June 28, 4:30pm, CWC
Lance Larsen, poet laureate of Utah, is the author of four poetry collections, most recently Genius Loci (Tampa 2013). His poems and nonfiction appear widely. He has received a number of awards, including a Pushcart Prize and an NEA fellowship. He teaches at BYU.
Workshop, Sat, June 28, 4:30pm, CWC
This interactive workshop for all levels, "Order Out of Chaos: Using Repetition to Structure a Poem," will explore writing pantoums, ghazals, and anaphora with the expert, encouraging guidance of Lance Larsen, Utah's poet laureate.
For info about Literary Arts performances on the Big Mouth Stage, see the performance schedule.