Literary Arts Workshops

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.

Have Your Say!: Gigantic Magnetic Poetry Walls

Daily, SLCC Community Writing Center

Everyone can be a poet, especially with gigantic magnetic words! Share your words at the CWC’s magnetic poetry walls.

Comic Book Workshops

Daily at 2PM, SLCC Community Writing Center

Join award-winning authors Paul Guinan and Anina Bennett for a series of interactive performances and workshops at the SLCC Community Writing Center.

10th Anniversary Wasatch Iron Pen Literary Marathon and Ultra Marathon

Fri, June 24-Sat, June 25

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 Iron Pen challenge and write in all three! Writers of all genres and experience levels can register for the marathon beginning on May 1, 2016, at the SLCC Community Writing Center (located at Library Square) or at After receiving the visual prompt, writers will have exactly one day to write. For more information, call us at 801-957-2192.

  • Visual Prompt Given, Fri, June 24, 5PM, SLCC Community Writing Center on Library Square
  • Submissions Due, Sat, June 25, 5PM, SLCC Community Writing Center on Library Square
  • Readings by Iron Pen Winners, Sun, June 26, 12PM, Big Mouth Stage

Writing Workshop with Performance Poet Matt Hart

Sat, June 25, 1PM, SLCC Community Writing Center

Writing the Unfathomable: A Talk on the Poetic Sublime

A fathom is a unit of measure (roughly six feet), which is typically used to measure the depth of a body of water. To fathom something is to understand its nature and limits. The unfathomable, then, is something too deep to measure, incapable of being fully comprehended. Unfathomable writing—poetry—activates and deploys the immeasurable depths of meaning, via word etymology, association, allusion and music. Matt will reference versions of the historical and contemporary Sublime, as a way of talking about the unfathomable and consider strategies for exploring our own immeasurable depths.