Located in the heart of downtown Salt Lake City, Salt Lake Community College sponsors one of many resources to their students and the community.
The Community Writing Center, or CWC, has been a key to many students looking to enhance their academic writing. The staff find great meaning in coaching students and the community with their writing.
“I find that the community engagement brings us all types of different viewpoints and experiences,” says Arthur Packard, a writing coach and youth project coordinator at the CWC.
CWC workshops range from creative writing to grant writing and everything in between. Several of these resources bring free education to those who want to advance in their careers, classes, and everyday writing.
The workshops are held both on-site and off-site, giving anyone easy access to their services.
Those who are passionate about teaching and writing can volunteer at the CWC. Volunteers can mentor series of writing groups as well as facilitate writing workshops throughout the Salt Lake Valley.
The CWC develops workshops fitted to those who want to find new ways to advance their writing. Project coordinator Zach Frederick says the CWC is a community-based learning experience.
“Workshops are designed from feedback from those who have attended past workshops,” Frederick adds.
The CWC also host an open-mic event, Everybody Writes, on Sept. 30. They encourage all who write, to come and share, listen and enjoy other writers’ projects.
For more information, call or visit the CWC at 210 E. 400 S. in Salt Lake City. Its hours are 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Fridays.