Utah Original Writing Competition
2013 Utah Original Writing Competition
Since 1958 the annual Utah Original Writing Competition has honored Utah writers with public recognition and cash prizes. Numerous awardees selected by our nationally recognized literary jurors have continued on to significant statewide and national acclaim, bringing recognition and prestige to our state. The awards are funded in part by the Utah State Legislature and the National Endowment for the Arts.
Deadline: June 28, 2013 @ 5:00 PM
Visit http://artsandmuseums.utah.gov/callforentries/?p=488 for more details.
Community Writing Center in Orem
The Community Writing Center
Interested in improving your writing skills? Learn how to write effective resumes, cover letters, scholarship essays, school writing assignments, family histories, and more. The Community Writing Center at the Orem Public Library provides FREE writing resources for people of all ages from the Utah Valley community.
Funded through a grant from the Center for Engaged Learning at Utah Valley University (UVU), the Community Writing Center will offer personalized coaching sessions, providing focus and direction on written content, proofreading, and writing techniques. Group workshops will run approximately 45 minutes and will include presentations, demonstrations, and practice of specific writing principles. These workshops will be instructed by UVU’s writing coaches and faculty members. Topic suggestions and special interests are welcomed.
Reception and Ribbon Cutting: February 10, 11:00 am – 12:00 noon
Orem City Council Chambers / 56 North State Street, Orem, Utah
Public Open House: February 10, 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Community Writing Center, housed in the Orem Public Library, South Wing Basement
Spring hours for one-on-one sessions begin Monday, February 13, 2012:
Monday — 2 pm to 7 pm
Tuesday — 2 pm to 7 pm
Thursday — 2 pm to 7 pm
Friday — 12 noon to 4 pm
Closed Sundays and holidays.
Appointments preferred. Walk-ins welcome.
*Hours are subject to change.
Who can use the Community Writing Center @ Orem Public Library?
- Anyone interested in improving his or her writing skills at any level or stage of writing.
What do I need to bring with me to the Community Writing Center?
- Bring a copy of your writing, your questions and/or concerns, the assignment sheet (as appropriate), and the desire to become a better writer.
What kind of writing projects can I get help with?
- School writing assignments, job resumes and cover letters, scholarship or college entrance essays, your personal or family history, and more.
Do I have to bring a completed draft?
- We help patrons at any stage of the writing process—brainstorming, drafting, revising, final editing, etc.
Do I have to be enrolled at UVU or in an English class to get help at the Community Writing Center?
- No! We help patrons working on assignments in any subject and encourage patrons to produce high-quality work for anything they are writing.
For more information, please call the UVU Writing Center at 801-863-8936, or visit http://www.uvu.edu/owl/infor/about.html
2013 CARE Granting Round Now Open
City of Orem CARE Granting Program
In November 2005, voters in Orem approved a 1/10th of 1% local sales and use tax for the purpose of enhancing recreation and cultural arts in the City of Orem. With this funding, the Cultural Arts and Recreation Enrichment (CARE) Grant Program was created. CARE Grants are available in three categories: Mini Grants ($4,999 or less to a nonprofit organization), Major Grants ($5,000 or more to a nonprofit organization), and Facilities Grants (available for government facilities).
The 2013 CARE Granting round is now open. Applications are due by 5 p.m. on Monday, March 18, 2013.
Optional workshops for applicants will be held on Tuesday, February 12 at 2 p.m. and Wednesday, February 13 at 5 p.m. All workshops will be held in Room 104 of the Orem City Center.
For more information, please visit http://www.orem.org/index.php/arts/care-grants or contact
or (801) 229-7115.