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The SLCC Community Writing Center has announced its writing workshops for the month of January, as they continue to educate and motivate local writers. The CWC works with writers of all abilities and backgrounds through coaching, workshops, the DiverseCity Writing Series and Writing Partners.

The first workshop, Community Writing Event, will be on writing for a change including letters to the editor or public officials. The workshop explores the question of whether change in democracy requires civic dialogue. Attendees should come with a concern, so the CWC writing coaches can help them write their letters. The workshop will take place at the SLC Main Library on Jan. 14 from 6–9 p.m. and is free.

Whether it's your first time writing a resume or you just need to make some changes to an existing one, SLCC's second workshop, on Jan. 16 and 23, will help. The workshop will also go over cover letters and how you can make resumes stand out. SLCC invites you to learn the purpose, structure and tools to craft a well-organized resume and cover letter. The workshop will take place at the Sorenson Unity Center and is free.

Based on Michele Norris' The Race Card Project, the final January workshop will explore writers' thoughts, experiences or observations about race. Writers will distill their thoughts into a six-word sentence about race and turn the sentence into a longer piece. The purpose will be to learn to expand writing capabilities. Writers can submit their work to the community anthology to be published in February. The workshop will take place on Jan. 21 from 6–8 p.m. at the SLCC Community Writing Center. The event will be free after registering

The services are open to all Salt Lake residents. For more information on the CWC and the programs they offer, be sure to visit their website.