Category Archives: Club Business

Scribbler Stars!

We’ve got 35 members who already have participation points and are tied up, however SIX members have not wasted any time and surged ahead.

Abigail
Emilee
Eshanie
Grace
Keegan
Sarah

 

Way to go everyone!

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Meeting ReCap

Basic Club Info:

  • Meetings are usually the first and third Thursday of each month from 7-8pm EST.
  • To remain a member of the club, you must attend 1 meeting per month OR post 1 comment on the blog.
  • All activities, exercises, and events are optional. The only requirement is participation.
  • Want to post your writing on the blog or twitter? Submit your work!

 

What’s Next:

Editorial Board Applications

  • If you were a member last year, you are eligible to apply to be on our Editorial Board.
  • Editorial Board members help make decisions about the club and contribute to the blog.
  • Fill out the Application by September 22 to apply.

September Focus – Flash Fiction

  • Watch the recording to learn more about Flash Fiction.
  • Exercise: Write a story 500 words or less. Choose one of the prompts below or choose your own topic.
    • Prompt #1: {Male protagonist}, proceeding about his business and caught in a crowd, is confronted by a strange person, {female protagonist}, who thrusts a mysterious object, {X}, into his hand and, without a word, vanishes.
    • Prompt #2: {Female protagonist} has taken up her quarters in a vacant house
    • Prompt #3: {Male protagonist} believes himself guilty of a crime which he cannot remember having committed.
  • Email me your piece to post it on the blog, include it in Open Mic, or receive feedback.
  • Pieces due by September 27.

Participation Points

  • Members will be awarded points throughout the year based on different options for participating.
  • At the end of the year, the member with the most points will win a prize!
  • Current Participation Opportunities
    • Meeting = 10 points
    • Blog Comment = 5 points
    • Blog Submission = 10 points

Upcoming Meetings

  • September 28, 7-8pm EST – off our normal schedule due to in-service
  • October 5, 7-8pm EST
  • October 19, 7-8pm EST

 

Note: FLVS will be closed through at least Monday, September 11. There may be some delay in responding to messages until we are back up and running from the storm.

First Meeting of the Year!

Harks and alarms! Greetings and Salutations, Scribblers!

Our first meeting of the year is this Thursday, September 7, from 7-8pm EST.

During this meeting we will discuss an overview of the club and what this year has in store for us, applications for our Editorial Board, and get started on some writing exercises.
If you’re not able to join us this week, I will send out information about the meeting.

Please sign in with your first and last name for attendance.

Please let me know if you have any questions. I’m looking forward to writing with you this year!

Coming Up – First Meeting Of the Year!

Our first meeting of the year is coming up on September 7th.
We’ll get started on some writing exercises and talk about the upcoming year.

See you soon!

Club Applications Now Online!

I hope you had a great summer and are ready to start scribbling!

Club Applications are now open and we are ready to get this new year started. Remember that returning members need to submit a new application each year to remain in the club.

CLICK HERE to apply for the 2017-2018 Creative Writing Club.
September Meetings: September 7 & 28 at 7pm EST

Participation Requirement: You must come to at least one meeting OR post two comments on the blog each month to remain a member of the club.

I hope to see you again and that you will have time for the club this year, but understand if you’ve got a lot going on.

 

Scribbler’s Out For Summer!

Have a great summer! The blog will be on break until our return in August. Thank you and enjoy!

Here’s to a great year!

We had a great time celebrating our last meeting of the year last night. Thank you so much for making this such a successful year. Below is the meeting recording.

View the Blackboard Collaborate recording

 

What’s Next:

Club Survey

Recognition

  • Star Scribbler – Cristi McKee – Cristi had the most participation points this year and will receive a book of her choice for all her hard work.
  • Scribbler of the Year – Cheyenne Cintron
  • Editorial Board Member of the Year – Natalie Cross
  • Student of the Year – Rosalind Rohrbaugh

Returning Members

  • Every year, students need to reapply for the clubs. Watch your email in the blog in August and September for information about submitting your new application and our first meetings.

 

Have a great summer!

Last Meeting of the Year!

Harks and alarms, Scribblers! Our last meeting of the year is next Thursday, May 25 at 7pm EST.

During this meeting, we will brainstorm for next year and celebrate the current one with some awards.
If you are a graduating senior or leaving the club, we’d like to celebrate you during our last meeting!

 

  • Send me one or all of the following to include in the meeting.
    • A picture
    • A goodbye message
    • An open mic piece
  • You can read things yourself, or have someone read for you. You can send material even if you aren’t able to come.
  • Email what you’d like to include by May 24.

 

Last Meeting of the Year!

May 25!

During our last meeting we will have a lot of fun celebrating this last year. You’ll have an opportunity to talk about the things you liked and didn’t like, as well as brainstorm what you’re interested in doing next year.

We’ll also say goodbye to our seniors and members who aren’t returning next year. If you are a senior or departing member, we’d love to celebrate you!

  • Send me one or all of the following to include in the meeting.
    • A picture
    • A goodbye message
    • An open mic piece
  • You can read things yourself, or have someone read for you. You can send material even if you aren’t able to come.
  • Email what you’d like to include by May 24.

Book Discussion This Week!

Harks and alarms! Greetings and Salutations, Scribblers!

Our next meeting is this Thursday, May 11, 7-8pm EST.
During this meeting we will have a book discussion about The Book Thief by Marcus Zusak.
Do you have thoughts about the book? Create a powerpoint slide to present! Your slide should be about a specific writing technique that Zusak utilizes that you’d like to highlight.
Slides due by Wednesday, May 10.

If you’re not able to join us this week, I will send out information about the assignment.

Open Mic – This is our last open mic opportunity of the year.
Want to read some of your writing at this week’s meeting or have someone else read it?
Open Mic Requirements:
-You must email your piece by Wednesday, May 10.
-You can submit fiction, poetry, or non-fiction.
-Your piece or excerpt should be 500 words or less.
-Pieces must be school appropriate. Pieces should not be explicitly political, religious, or intimate.
-Pieces will be read on a first come, first served basis as time allows.

Please let me know if you have any questions, and I hope to see you soon!