Writing Club Begins Its Sixth Year on Campus

Writing Club Begins Its Sixth Year on Campus

Six years ago a club was created on campus with the purpose of showcasing students’ creative writing talent. Most people at Southwestern know this club as The Rough Writers. Over the years, the group has had poetry slams, campus-wide creative writing contests, and other events.

Rough Writer meeting activities vary slightly each week. Generally the group spends about half of the meeting reviewing a member’s manuscript. The other half is spent involved in a writing exercise or game.

The other part of meetings involves club activities, such as designing club T-shirts, Poetry Slams, the annual Creative Writing Contest for cash prizes, and National Novel Writing Month.

Rough Writers started in 2007 when Communication Professor Glen Robinson met with English student Edward Cheever and journalism major Kathy Douglas for the first time. “I had wanted to have a writer’s group on campus for a long time,” says Robinson, sponsor of the Rough Writers. “The key to getting it going was finding students who were as interested in writing stories and poetry as I was.” Robinson feels that the club fits hand-in-glove with his desire to train Christian writers.

Last summer the Rough Writers published their first book, titled The Scribbler’s Pen. It’s a combination of short stories and poetry from club members and contest participants over the past few years.

Tonight will be the first meeting of the 2013-2014 school year. The Rough Writers meet from 5 to 6 p.m. every Thursday in the Student Center. All Southwestern students are invited to attend.

Share this:
Share this page via Email Share this page via Stumble Upon Share this page via Digg this Share this page via Facebook Share this page via Twitter

About author

You might also like

News 0 Comments

Weekend Spiritual Events Announced

Spiritual weekend events include vespers, afterglow, Sabbath school, church, outreach, Contagious Faith concert, and evensong. Starting out at the Keene SDA Church, vespers will begin at 8 p.m. Speakers for

News 0 Comments

Physicist To Speak for Saxon Lecture Series

  This year’s Saxon Lecture Series on the campus of Southwestern Adventist University will begin Saturday, Nov. 16 with physicist Dr. Roy Campbell. His topic for Saturday afternoon’s presentation is

News 0 Comments

High Schoolers Hit Campus for Annual Hoops Classic

January 25-28 marks the 22nd anniversary of Hoops Classic that is hosted at Southwestern Adventist University every year. This year, 48 teams from ten different states will be joining the

1 Comment

  1. Glen Robinson
    August 29, 20:18 Reply
    Correction: Tonight's meeting will be in the Library Classroom at 5 p.m. It's in the back of first floor.

Leave a Reply

Click here to cancel reply.

IMPORTANT! To be able to proceed, you need to solve the following simple math (so we know that you are a human) :-)

What is 12 + 11 ?
Please leave these two fields as-is:

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.