Our Community Calendar is a resource we offer to all qualified nonprofits. Community Calendar events are highlighted live, on-air throughout the day on KCPW. Featured events are chosen at random. You will also find all current Community Calendar events listed here at kcpw.org.

PLEASE NOTE: Our Community Calendar now also has a physical home. Following the criteria listed below, bring professional materials (no handwritten signs please) promoting your event to the KCPW studios at 210 East 400 South, Suite 10. We’ll happily hang them in our window for all Library Square traffic to see.

To submit an event to the Community Calendar, the event must meet the following criteria:

  • The event must take place in Utah.
  • The organization promoting the event  must be a qualified 501 (c) (3) charity or political subdivision.
  • The event cannot promote a religious organization or individual.

If your event meets these criteria, click “Post Your Event” below. Include your contact information in case we have any questions. Otherwise, your event may not get published.

KCPW would like to encourage you to make the most of your post by adding a featured image and links to your organization.  Utilize the provided field boxes (i.e. location, ticket information) to display information as accurately and quickly as possible.  Please do not submit duplicate postings for the same event.

Please submit requests at least 10-14 days before your event – event listings read  on-air are chosen at random, at least two weeks prior to the event.

If you are posting a class or workshop that requires registration, list just the first instance in the date and time, and include the details for subsequent classes in the description.


Linda Bierds and Davis McCombs Read at Guest Writers Series @ Finch Lane Gallery
Feb 23 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Linda Bierds and Davis McCombs Read at Guest Writers Series @ Finch Lane Gallery | Salt Lake City | Utah | United States

Linda Bierds’ ninth book of poetry, Roget’s Illusion, was published in 2014 and longlisted for the National Book Award. Her poems have appeared in numerous magazines and anthologies, including The Atlantic, The New Yorker, The Smithsonian, Poetry, and The Best American Poetry. In addition to being awarded a MacArthur Foundation fellowship, Bierds has received the PEN/West Poetry Prize, the Washington State Governor’s Writers Award, the Consuelo Ford Award from the Poetry Society of America, four Pushcart Prizes, the Virginia Quarterly Review’s Emily Clark Balch Poetry Prize, and fellowships from the Artist Trust Foundation of Washington, the Ingram Merrill Foundation, the Guggenheim Memorial Foundation, the Rockefeller Foundation, and twice from the National Endowment for the Arts.

Davis McCombs is the author of two previous collections of poetry. His first book, Ultima Thule, was chosen by W. S. Merwin as the winner of the 1999 Yale Series of Younger Poets. Named “the finest Yale selection in years” by Publishers Weekly, it was selected as one of five finalists for the National Book Critics Circle Award.

Make the Case for Caring Essay Contest (High School) @ Online Submissions
Mar 1 all-day
Make the Case for Caring Essay Contest (High School) @ Online Submissions

The Make the Case for Caring Essay Contest is a forum for thoughtful high school thinkers to share their analysis on a different international development topic each year.

This contest asks students to build a creative, persuasive argument for engagement in a country like Mali — far from students’ homes and daily concerns. National winners of this essay contest receive cash awards and recognition.

This year’s essay topic: Why should an average person in the United States invest in educating children in a far-off country like Mali…what is in it for us?

All students enrolled in grades 9-12 in U.S. public, private, and home schools within the United States are eligible. The essay must be 300-500 words. Additional rules apply — see official rules at http://www.malirisingfdn.org/essay.

Essays may be submitted beginning January 1, 2017 via email only to essay@malirisingfdn.org. Deadline for submissions is midnight on March 31, 2017.

Lightspark Media Summit @ University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law
Mar 3 @ 8:00 am – 7:30 pm
Lightspark Media Summit @ University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law |  |  |

Join fellow digital artists, musicians, directors, producers, actors, business people, students and attorneys for this day-long symposium to explore emerging trends in the film, TV and music industries. Designed to maximize both learning and networking, the Summit is an engaging blend of presentations, interactive panel discussions, performances, live demonstrations, and an unforgettable lunchtime keynote. The day is also infused with the Stewards of Story theme, guiding conversations about what taking responsibility for ethical storytelling means today. See more at, http://www.law.utah.edu/event/lightspark-media-summit/

An Evening with Sandra Cisneros @ Rose Wagner Performing Arts Center
Apr 25 @ 7:30 pm
An Evening with Sandra Cisneros @ Rose Wagner Performing Arts Center | Salt Lake City | Utah | United States

The Tanner Humanities Center at the University of Utah presents “An Evening with Sandra Cisneros” hosted by KUER’s Doug Fabrizio, producer and host of RadioWest, at Rose Wagner Performing Arts Center, April 25 at 7:30 p.m. The event is open to the public but tickets are required. Tickets available Monday, Feb. 13, 10 a.m. at ArtSaltLake.org or 801-355-ARTS (2787). Limit is two per person.

Cisneros will discuss the Chicana literary movement, her writing and the influence of her heritage on her work. She will read excerpts from her books, including her recent memoir “A House of My Own: Stories From My Life.”

“Sandra writes not simply of the Latino experience,” said Bob Goldberg, director of the Tanner Center. “Her words reach to people of all communities and remind us of the human spirit that binds us together.”

Cisneros’ visit is in conjunction with the Tanner Humanities Center’s 2017 Artist in Residence program.

About Sandra Cisneros
Sandra Cisneros is a poet, short story writer, novelist and essayist whose work explores the lives of the working-class. Her numerous awards include NEA fellowships in both poetry and fiction, the Texas Medal of the Arts, a MacArthur Fellowship, several honorary doctorates and book awards nationally and internationally and most recently Chicago’s Fifth Star Award, the PEN Center USA Literary Award and the National Medal of the Arts, awarded to her by President Obama in 2016. “The House on Mango Street” has sold over five million copies, been translated into more than twenty languages and is required reading in elementary, high school and universities across the nation.