Monday, July 27, 2015

What would you write about this photo?


Photo from SLCC Community Writing Center website

That was the question posed to the contestants in the 2015 Wasatch Iron Pen Literary Marathon, a 24-hour writing competition, held last month through SLCC Community Writing Center.

This year, all of the stories featured, in some way, the driving of the golden spike at Promontory Point in 1869. For example, Bill Pierce wrote his story from the perspective of the "man in the white suit." Sarah Rose wrote from the viewpoint of the unknown, unnamed, and unimportant people who were the backbone of this endeavor. 

And, guess what?

Sarah Rose, mentor of our Friday writing group,
won first place in the Adult Non-Fiction category. 

Hip, hip, Hooray!

Congratulations, Sarah!

Do you like to write, too?

Join one of our SLCC Community Writing Center groups. Either 1st and 3rd Thursdays (5:00-7:30 PM) of each month or 1st and 3rd Fridays (3:00-5:30 PM) of each month. Our two groups are open to the public. Both of our groups meet at Literacy Action Center, 3595 S Main Street, Salt Lake City UT.

In our writing groups, you write, share, and critique your own writing as you learn from yourself and other group members. Our mentors and group members help you grow and polish your stories. We also include an educational piece at each group meeting. And, here’s the best part. You can publish your stories each year in sine cera (Click here to read the 2014 issue of sine cera) and share your stories at public reading events. Way cool! (Click here for a list of the six other groups.

Join us! No experience needed. 

Just a desire to tell a story.

Your place at the table is waiting for you.

PS Literacy Action Center needs two more writing mentors.

Contact SLCC Community Writing Center 

to volunteer as a writing mentor

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