A look Into SSU’s Creative Writing Club


Erin Rice, Staff Reporter

One of the best parts of college is joining new clubs and meeting people interested in the same things you are. College gives you a unique opportunity to build relationships with these people. Since the fall of 2022, Shawnee State University has offered a Creative Writing Club. In this club, anyone interested in creative writing is welcome.

The Creative Writing Club meets every second and fourth Thursday of the month at 3:30 p.m. in Massie Hall, room 109. Each meeting focuses on a different type of writing, and members are encouraged (though never required) to bring their work to read. After sharing work and feedback, the group will have some writing prompts to encourage writers to write in the style they are focusing on at that meeting. 

The club president, Jason Roberts, said of the club:

“The Creative Writing Club is a place for like-minded people to come together and discuss all things writing. Our goal is to get a creative outlet on campus for students. It’s a place for both inexperienced and experienced writers; all are welcome.” 

The club is an excellent way for writers to dip their toes in different forms of writing. While it may seem daunting to try a new style, the club allows you to do so while surrounded by a support system. It’s also a great way to network with other writers on campus or to gain writing skills.

One club member, Chandler-Ryan McClurg, stated:

“I love being able to listen to other writers at Shawnee share their work. It’s inspiring, and I always find myself thinking of ways to incorporate the techniques and literary devices I’ve seen others use. It’s also really helpful to have a group of writers to share my work with and gain feedback. I think it’s such a necessary club, and it pushes me to think outside the box with our prompts and exercises, and better informs me as a writer and a reader.” 

Anyone interested at all is encouraged to come to a meeting. You may find your new favorite club.