SLCC’s Community Writing Center to Feature Iron Pens and Magnetic Poems During 2013 Utah Arts Fest on June 20-23

The Salt Lake Community College Community Writing Center (CWC) will feature two interactive and innovative experiences during the 2013 Utah Arts Festival (UAF).

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“These activities really help remind the public that writing is included, welcome and widely appreciated as an art form."

(PRWEB) June 20, 2013

SLCC’s Community Writing Center to feature Iron Pens and Magnetic Poems during 2013 Utah Arts Fest on June 20-23.

The Salt Lake Community College Community Writing Center (CWC) will feature two interactive and innovative experiences during the 2013 Utah Arts Festival (UAF).

The Iron Pen competition is a 24-hour writing contest based on a common subject (or prompt) that will be introduced to the contestants simultaneously. Contestants will then have exactly 24 hours to write a story, essay or poem that incorporates the prompt. Festival attendees will also be invited to construct poetry using large ‘refrigerator poem’ magnets s on large metal panels on the front of the CWC.

“Art Festivals don’t often include writing and poetry in their programming,” said Andrea Malouf. Director, SLCC Community Writing Center “These activities really help remind the public that writing is included, welcome and widely appreciated as an art form. The UAF is the perfect place and time to make that point.”

The SLCC Community Writing Center is located at 210 East and 400 South, Salt Lake City, Utah. CWC activities are free with admission to the festival.

About the SLCC Community Writing Center: The SLCC Community Writing Center (CWC) supports, motivates and educates people of all abilities and educational backgrounds who want to use writing for practical needs, civic engagement and personal expression. In addition to an open space available for writing, it provides opportunities to enhance writing abilities through such programs as Writing Coaching, Writing Workshops, the DiverseCity Writing Series and Writing Partners. These services are open to all Salt Lake area residents. For more information on the CWC and its programs, go to http://www.slcc.edu/cwc, or contact Andrea Malouf or Elisa Stone at (801) 957-2192.

About the College: Salt Lake Community College is an accredited, student-focused, urban college meeting the diverse needs of the Salt Lake community. Home to more than 62,000 students each year, the College is the largest supplier of workforce development programs in the State of Utah. The College is the sole provider of applied technology courses in the Salt Lake area, with 13 sites, an eCampus, and nearly 1,000 continuing education sites located throughout the Salt Lake valley. Personal attention from an excellent faculty is paramount at the College, which maintains a student-to-teacher ratio of less than 20 to 1.


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