Editorial Board

The editorial board serves as officers for the creative writing club.
Board Member Duties:

-Help make decisions about the club
-Edit student pieces
-Provide prompts for the blog each month
-Write an essay for the blog each month

2017-2018 Board Members

Kaitlynn Farmer

Hello all! I’m excited to be working for everyone as a member of the Editorial Board this year. I’m seventeen, and a senior at FLVS. I’m a pretty open and friendly person, so all of you can talk to me any time.

I’ve been writing since as long as I can remember, and it’s always been fueled by my passion for reading. At this point, I can’t imagine my life without writing and storytelling. It’s what drives my dream of becoming and editor when I’m older.

Kayle Gatusso

Hi! I’m Kayle, I’m a, homeschooled, high school senior with FLVS. This is my second year with CWC and I couldn’t be happier to be a part of this club.  Being homeschooled leaves me with lots of time for activities, so among being a member of other FLVS clubs, I like to read, write, draw, and waste hours on Instagram or scrolling through blogs on Tumblr. As far as writing goes, I have always loved to write. The moment I knew that writing was a part of me, was when I was selected for a young authors conference when I was in the 4th grade. Since then, I have filled journals and notebooks with the collections of words that are always in my head. Writing to me is an escape, it brings to so many places in your mind and you build lives of characters to live your dreams or fantasies. Writing is a part of who I am, and always will be.

Kayle

Mary-Kelly Reimel

Howdy! My name is Mary-Kelly Reimel and I am 16 years old (sophomore). This is my second year in the Creative Writing Club as well as FLVS. I deeply enjoy writing, but some of my other hobbies include singing, acting, and surfing. I have been writing stories since I was a little kid, and have always had a fascination with turning imaginary worlds into words. I write to create connections that effect people; connections that tug on the heart strings and put the mind to work. I am ecstatic to share my ideas about writing with the club, and hope that my passion is shared with every word.

Mary-Kelly

Grace Robbins

Writing has been an interest and passion of mine since I was seven years old, and I am so happy to be part of a wonderful community of young writers who continue to enrich and encourage one another each year. I am an FLVS senior, and a member of  the Creative Writing club since 2014. This is my third year as an Editorial Board member, something I will cherish as I move on to college. I am also a member of Latin club, NEHS, and Student Ambassadors.

I love studying the classics (and hope to major in it!), and playing guitar.My favorite writer is C.S. Lewis, and I aspire to one day achieve the same intellectual level that Lewis conveys in his works. Writing will always hold a special place in my heart, for it has encouraged me to express myself in ways I wouldn’t be able to  otherwise. I continue to grow as a writer every year, and can’t wait to see how I grow this club year. Happy writing! 

Grace

Emilee Stokes

Hello, I’m Emilee, I’m 16 and going through my junior year of high school. I love animals and would definitely love a career path working with them in some way. I have one dog, a little Chihuahua x jack Russel who I love to death. I’ve been reading and writing stories for what feels like forever, as long as I can remember and was able to really. The most amazing thing about writing for me and why I do it, is the ability to escape from reality and get lost in a world so different from mine that I can create. It’s kind of hard to explain, but I love the fact that I can craft something with purpose out of all these situations, characters and worlds in my mind that would otherwise just stay there.

Emilee

Club Sponsor

Mrs. Emery

I have been writing and swallowing books since I was little. I am happy to share my passion with members of the club. I teach AP Lit/Lang with FLVS and live with my husband and our dog Gilbert.

Mrs. Emery

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  1. How do you become an editorial board member?

    • Hey Vincenzo,
      We have 5 positions available. Members apply at the beginning of the year. Also, you must be a member of the club for the school year before the current year.

  2. CWC has the coolest board, y’know? 😀

  3. So, like, this is my first year being in CWC, but I want to be a member. So, do I just have to wait until the beginning of next year in order to apply for a position? Or, what? Also, what exactly do Board Members do? What makes them any different that Regular Members? What are they involved in, and how are they important? Thanks!

  4. Nevermind.. I read the duties at he top of the page, lol! I get it now… So, like, I’m not a member so I couldn’t submit a Writing Prompt, basically? Oh, and, can I be a Board Member next year?

  5. To apply for the position of a board member (if I decide I want to next year) what are the requirements? Do we have to be a certain age? Do we have to have published something? And how exactly do we apply for a position? Do we send in stories or something? Or do we just email you? Sorry, for the questions, just curious! 😀

  6. Congratulation Cheyenne & Natalie! I’m glad you guys will be our leaders! 🙂

  7. Mine needs to go up there! 😛

  8. Yes!! Grace is up there!! Whoo-hoo! *fist bump* 😉

  9. Rosalind that’s cool that you were born in DC and moved to Florida when you were two! I was born in Maryland(right next to DC) and moved to Florida when I was about one or two (:

  10. Emily Forehand

    So EXCITED for my first year in CWC! Let’s make 2017-18 a good one 🙂

  11. I was wondering if there was a guideline page so I would know what is appropriate or what is not appropriate for school

    • Hey Emma, good question!
      Unfortunately it’s hard to quantify. A good rule of thumb is to imagine yourself reading the story out loud to a school assembly with students, teachers, and administrators. Would it be appropriate for that kind of setting? But, I’m always happy to look at a piece and we can work on it and talk about it together. It’s very individual.

  12. Natalia-Michelle Fournier

    Hi I’m coming back it the class. I can make it to the live sessions too.

  13. Hi, I’m new and I was just wondering. When it says Blog Submissions but be 1000 words or less, is that a true statement. Because I see literature works out here both other students that are over SIX THOUSAND words!

    • Blog submissions should be 1,000 words or less. The stories you see that may be longer are our Short Story Workshop participants. As a reward for participating in a rigorous workshop, they get to post the full version of their story.

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