Festival-goer by Day, Writer by Night | The Daily Feed

Friday, June 24, 2011

Festival-goer by Day, Writer by Night

Posted By on June 24, 2011, 7:29 AM

  • Pin It
    Favorite
The clock is ticking toward the last chance for writers to prove their mettle at the 2011 Utah Arts Festival.---

The Community Writing Center (Library Square, 210 E. 400 South, Suite 8, 801-957-2192, SLCC.edu/CWC) hosts the Wasatch Iron Pen Literary Marathon this weekend for writers of all levels. Registered participants will have 24 hours to turn out an original conglomeration of words that would hopefully make Hemingway smile, or cause Pulitzer to bestow them with awards.

The deadline for registration is 5:55 p.m., Friday, June 24 and it can be done online, in person or by calling the center. The fee is $10 per genre—fiction, nonfiction or poetry—or $30 for the Ultra Marathon, which includes all three.

Writers will be given a visual prompt at 6 p.m. Friday, either online or at the center, and then set forth with a flurry of keyboard taps to burn the midnight oil until the Saturday deadline. Then the judges persevere late into Saturday evening, judging the works without any knowledge of the author. A winner and an honorable mention will be awarded for each category—youth and adult judged separately—and the winners are encouraged to read their works at the festival’s Big Mouth Stage on Sunday starting at 2 p.m.

So, do you have what it takes to hold the Iron Pen? For more information, registration and a list of other activities throughout the weekend, visit the center’s Website.

And, for the sake of full disclosure, I will be entering into the nonfiction category, and will be reporting on my experience next Monday.

Tags: ,

On Topic...

More by Austen Diamond

Latest in The Daily Feed

  • Ella Mendoza

    Chatting with one of the guests for the Grid Zine Fest on April 8.
    • Mar 26, 2017
  • Trunk Flunk

    Holladay residents 'appalled' over removal of historic trees.
    • Mar 24, 2017
  • Local Releases: Visiting From Tennessee

    Brand new music from Truman Brothers, Sea Of Evenings, Constellations and more.
    • Mar 24, 2017
  • More »

Comments

Subscribe to this thread:

Add a comment

‚Äč

© 2017 Salt Lake City Weekly

Website powered by Foundation