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What’s Next:

Group Short Story

  • This will be a fast paced, challenging, and fun exercise! The story will be written by everyone participating, 500 words at a time. One person will start and send their part to me. I will send the story to the next person. They will add their 500 words, and send it back to me. And so on. Read our story from last year: The Wind Whisperer
  • Language and subject matter must be school appropriate. You will be dropped from the story if you submit work that is inappropriate. If you have a question about whether something is inappropriate, it probably is. You can introduce new elements, but what you write should not come out from left field from what has been established. You need to keep the story consistent. Your section will not be added to the story if it is too crazy.
  • The turn around time will be 24 hours. For example if you are tapped to write your section on Monday, you need to send me your 500 words by Tuesday.
  • Each participant will write 500 words at a time.
  • The story will start February 16.
  • Email Mrs. Emery by February 16 to participate.

Service Project

  • The Creative Writing Club will be organizing a service project this year.
  • Our project will run in March and April.
  • Three Options
    • Collect books to donate to a library, school, or organization.
    • Volunteer to read to someone at a school, library, nursing home, or organization.
    • Volunteer to tutor someone in English, reading, or writing.
  • There is a google form to submit when you have donated books or read to someone.
  • Send in pictures of the books you’re donating or of you reading! (Only send in pictures if you’re ok with sharing them on the blog and in meetings. You do not have to be in the picture.)

Shakespeare Festival

  • The Fine Arts Club hosts the Shakespeare Festival each year. This year it will be April 23-27.
  • The Fine Arts club and the Creative Writing club will be collaborating for the Shakespeare Festival this year! While the rest of FAC will have their own part in the planning, the CWC would be helping out with making scripts and lyrics. The lyrics will be derived from the script of the plays that we will be performing. At a certain point in the script, a song will be sung by a chosen singer. The lyrics of the song will continue but not mirror the remaining script lines. The lyrics can also be placed at any time in the script that the Activity Assistants see fit. Activity Assistants? That’s you guys! (And some of the FAC members who also want to help). The CWC (the Activity Assistants) would basically be getting everything ready for the actors and singers.
  • If you are interested, use this is the link to the FAC website where you will see a Shakespeare Festival post, and an Activity Assistants post. There, you will find more information on what the Creative Writing Club is going to be doing!
  • Reach out to Mary-Kelly if you have any questions:
  • Activity Assistants will receive 20 participation points.
  • Activity Assistants Sign Up:

Virge Literary Magazine

  • Now Accepting Submissions for the Spring 2018 Edition!
  • The theme for this edition is “Dreams” and submissions should adhere to this theme as you perceive it. The following types of submissions will be accepted until February 28, 2018for this edition.
    • Original artwork including paintings, drawings, and sketches
    • Black & white or color photographs
    • Fiction
    • Non-fiction
    • Poetry

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 = 20 points
    • Blog Comment = 5 points
    • Blog Submission = 10 points
    • Group Short Story = 15 points
    • Shakespeare Festival Activity Assistant = 20 points
    • Shakespeare Fest Planning Committee = 50 points

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.

Upcoming Meetings

  • March 8, 7-8pm EST
  • March 15, 7-8pm EST


February 15 Meeting Recording:

View the Blackboard Collaborate recording

NOTE: All activities are optional. The only requirement for the club is participation (attending a meeting or posting a comment on the blog). You can watch the meeting recording for more information and discussion.

  1. So i must submit my short story to you through email?

  2. There is a short story that I am working on but it has some holiday stuff in it. The holiday short story month is over but can I still send it in? It will probably be longer that 500 words.

    • I will post it if you email it to me, but any post for the blog needs to be 500 words or less. You can send an excerpt if you want.

  3. okay, I might send you an excerpt

  4. So… I’ve read everything about the workshop through these posts and through the one above, and I am still slightly lost… only slightly! I was wondering what it means when it says, “Space is limited. Members will be accepted into the workshop based on a story.” Space is limited? Like, what space? And also, we can be accepted, but all we have to do is submit an original story? So, like, you’re not voted in based on writing skills or keeping the readers attention, or spelling errors, etc.? I also realized that you said more information will be given about it by the beginning of January, but you also said, “I wanted to give you a heads up to give you time to get your submission together if you’re interested.” So, I assume that means that were on some sort of time limit, as well. Just wondering a few things… thanks so much, Mrs. Emery!

  5. Hi, I’m unable to make some meetings and was told I need to post on the blog. Do I post replys to other students’ works only? and for this is it okay we I post a poem every few days because my schedule is too hectic to sit down and write everyday?

    • Hey Holly,
      You can reply to student’s work or write to one of the writing prompts. You can post a comment about anything. For NaPoWriMo, you can post your poems whenever during the month, it doesn’t have to be everyday. If it’s day 10, and you want to post to Day 1, you can do that.

  6. I am having a bit of trouble balancing everything at once since I seem to like to spend way too long on a single assignment in school, but I am so excited for everything that I can’t sit still.

  7. Hey guys! I look forward to meeting with you all soon! – Anna

  8. I’m going to work on the Flash Fiction shirt story today 🙂 Thanks for giving us prompts!

  9. Excited to get started on the prompt!

  10. Can’t wait for the meeting tonight 🙂

  11. Im so glad we’re discussing The Hobbit. I love Tolkien’s work.

  12. Me too Hailey! I just got it from the library a few days ago, and haven’t had time to start, but it sounds like a very good book! After, I really want to read the Lord of The Rings, to continue. Can’t wait for the meeting in 3 days! 😁

  13. Sebastian Williams

    Hi @Mrs. Emery! I received your e-mail. Sorry, it wasn’t so much being busy, than forgetting. The alarms start to go off cycle after a few times. I just finished fixing them.

  14. I have a question, how do you participate in the short story workshop? It sounds like a really fun event, and I would love to participate and learn more about writing short stories! (Which I LOVE to write!) Thank you!

  15. Kaitlyn Collins

    Hi there! So I was accepted on January 19th, the day of your most recent meeting, but I unfortunately did not see the email until January 20th and thus had absolutely no idea that there was a meeting. Will this count against me in participation? Thank you so much and I can’t wait to get started!

    • Hey Kaitlyn, Not at all! You’ll get started from here. Let me know if you have any questions. I’m looking forward to writing with you.

  16. When will the Shakespeare festival meetings be? 🙂

  17. Gosh, the tutoring sounds very fun! Also, videos are not allowed right? Thank you!

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