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August – October 2013

Aug
12
Mon
Silver Pen Essay Writing Workshop for Seniors @ SLCC Community Writing Center
Aug 12 @ 10:30 am – Aug 19 @ 12:30 pm
Silver Pen Essay Writing Workshop for Seniors @ SLCC Community Writing Center

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. This year’s theme is “What Is Your Passion . . . and Why?”

Silver Pen at Midvale Senior Center
350 W. Park St. (7610 S.)
2-part workshop
August 12 and 19 (M), 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Aug
29
Thu
Poet LILLIAN YVONNE-BERTRAM & University of Utah Creative Writing GRADUATE STUDENTS READING @ Finch Lane Gallery-Art Barn
Aug 29 @ 7:00 pm
Poet LILLIAN YVONNE-BERTRAM & University of Utah Creative Writing GRADUATE STUDENTS READING @ Finch Lane Gallery-Art Barn

Lillian-Yvonne Bertram’s first book, But a Storm is Blowing From Paradise, was selected by Claudia Rankine as the 2010 Benjamin Saltman Award winner and published by Red Hen Press in 2012 and is a 2013 poetry nominee for the Hurston/Wright Foundation Legacy Award for outstanding works of literature published by African Americans. Her second book, a slice from the cake made of air, is forthcoming from Red Hen Press. She is one-sixth of the poetry collective, Line Assembly. She has been in residence at the Vermont Studio Center, the Montana Artist’s Refuge, and is the recipient of a United States Embassy grant to be in residence at the Ventspils Writers & Translators House in Ventspils, Latvia, in 2014. The 2009-2011 Gaius Charles Bolin Fellow at Williams College, her poetry and prose has received numerous awards and has appeared widely. She is currently pursuing her PhD in Literature & Creative Writing at the University of Utah.

Sep
3
Tue
Get User-Friendly! Writing for Web Accessibility @ SLCC Community Writing Center
Sep 3 – Sep 10 all-day
Get User-Friendly! Writing for Web Accessibility @ SLCC Community Writing Center

People with disabilities comprise more than 10% of the U.S. population. Web content is inaccessible for many of these individuals, preventing them from connecting with ideas, products and communities. SLCC Associate Professor Melissa Helquist will provide tips and tools for writing accessible web content in this workshop intended for non-profits, businesses, or individuals seeking to improve web accessibility. Cost: $20. Registration is required.

Sep
19
Thu
Prose writers Stacy Levine and Lydia Millet at the Finch Lane Gallery @ The Finch Lane Gallery, Art Barn
Sep 19 @ 7:00 pm
Prose writers Stacy Levine and Lydia Millet at the Finch Lane Gallery @ The Finch Lane Gallery, Art Barn

The readings begin at 7:00 p.m. followed by a reception for the authors. A lunchtime conversation is scheduled the next day at the Art Barn from noon to 1:00 p.m. all events are free and open to the public. For more information, call 801.596.5000

Sep
21
Sat
Animate Your Words! Comic Book Creation @ SLCC Community Writing Center
Sep 21 @ 1:00 pm – Sep 28 @ 3:00 pm
Animate Your Words! Comic Book Creation @ SLCC Community Writing Center

Marvel, DC, now CWC! Be a part of our league as we work to storyboard epic adventures. This interactive workshop will give participants a step-by-step look at comic book creation and their own self-made comic book. Cost: $30. Registration is required.
2-part workshop
September 21 and 28 (S), 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Cost: $30
Registration is required. To register call 801-957-2192

Sep
26
Thu
Sena Jeter Naslund Author Talk at the UMFA @ Utah Museum of Fine Arts
Sep 26 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Sena Jeter Naslund Author Talk at the UMFA @ Utah Museum of Fine Arts

New York Times bestselling author Sena Jeter Naslund will give a talk at the Utah Museum of Fine Arts as part of the Utah Humanities Book Festival. Naslund’s latest novel, The Fountain of St. James Court; or, Portrait of the Artist as an Old Woman, explores the transformative power of art, history, and love in the lives of creative women; at the center of the book is the story of renowned nineteenth-century portraitist Élisabeth Vigée-Le Brun, a survivor of the French Revolution and Marie Antoinette’s favorite painter. The UMFA has two Vigée-Le Brun paintings in its permanent collection, which will be on temporary, special display together after the 7pm talk.

Oct
3
Thu
Oh, What a Character!: Writing Character Development @ SLCC Community Writing Center
Oct 3 all-day
Oh, What a Character!: Writing Character Development @ SLCC Community Writing Center

Whether you’re writing fiction, nonfiction, or even poetry, it’s the people in the piece who make it so compelling. Come create empathy with your reader by developing relatable characters. Join the CWC and learn how to write dynamic characters, include multiple characters in a story, and describe characters in action and dialogue. Cost: $30. Registration is required.
2-part workshop
October 3 and 10 (Th), 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Cost: $30
Registration is required. To register call 801-957-2192

Oct
5
Sat
College-Bound: Writing Scholarship Essays @ SLCC Community Writing Center
Oct 5 all-day
College-Bound: Writing Scholarship Essays @ SLCC Community Writing Center

No matter what grade you are in, it is never too early (or too late) to start on college scholarship essays. Join the CWC as we explore what it takes to make your application essay stand out. Participants may bring an essay in progress or begin one in the workshop. Cost: $20. Registration is required.

2-part workshop
October 5 & 12 (S), 1-3 p.m.
Cost: $20
Registration is required. To register call 801-957-2192

Oct
7
Mon
CityScapes: Poetry Workshop with Sandy Anderson @ Sorenson Unity Center
Oct 7 @ 4:00 pm – Oct 17 @ 5:30 pm
CityScapes: Poetry Workshop with Sandy Anderson @ Sorenson Unity Center

Do you have words inside you want to let out? We will be writing about life in Salt Lake City. You can attend one or all sessions.

Monday and Thursdays Oct. 7 – Oct. 17
Age: Middle School through high school
Class Size: 12

Sandy Anderson has been published in Weber Studies, Eclectica, Stickman Review, Sugarhouse Review, Harpur Palate, Forge, and Ellipsis. Ghost Planet Press published her book At the Edge in White Robes in 1978, and her chapbook Jeanne Was Once a Player of Pianos, is available through Limberlost Press. Her poetry is included in the anthologies: New Poets of the American West, edited by Lowell Jaeger and Great and Peculiar Beauty edited by Terry Tempest Williams and Thomas Lyon. Her awards include the Salt Lake City Mayor’s Award in Literature in 1997, the Writers at Work Writing Advocate Award in 1995, and a listing as one of the Catalyst Magazine 100 in 2013. She has been involved in the literary community since the 1960s, and is the founder of City Art: the longest-running reading series in Utah. She has been artist in residence at several local high schools and given workshops to many different groups, including veterans and the disabled. She recently edited and published her fourth anthology of work by those with disabilities. She lives in Salt Lake City with her husband, two dogs and five guinea pigs.

Oct
12
Sat
Writers @ Work Re-Boot Camp with Joel Long @ Pierre Lassonde House, University of Utah,
Oct 12 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Writers @ Work Re-Boot Camp with Joel Long @ Pierre Lassonde House, University of Utah,

Are you ready to kick-start your creative process this Fall? If so, join us for Grabbing the Wild Goat with Joel Long, author of Knowing Time by Light, Winged Insects, which won the White Pine Press Poetry Prize, and a chapbook, Chopin’s Preludes.