Would you like the chance to improve on your literary skills? The Parallels Writing Club provides students an environment where they can write creatively and critique each otherai??i??s work, as well.
In meetings, students are able to present their pieces to other members, who will offer them suggestions.
The writing club consists of weekly meetings every Wednesday from 2:30 to 4:00 in Ms. Griswoldai??i??s room C-125. Attendance is always encouraged, but is is not mandatory. The next upcoming meeting will be Wednesday October 4.
ai???I joined because I enjoy writing and saw it as a way to push myself to write more,ai??? said senior Jesse Boies, who participated last year, too. ai???It helped me develop my skill by allowing me to see many different writing styles by helping me learn how to think outside the box when considering how something should be written.ai???
Senior Katie Wheeler, the clubai??i??s president, explains the philosophy behind the club.
ai???The main goal of Parallels is to make everyone feel comfortable with what they write and to have them try to put a voice to their writing and have it be heard. I feel the members get the advice they need from other writers with different styles than them to further their writings,ai??? explained Wheeler. ai???They can dip into different styles of writing,ai??? she added.
Throughout the school year, the club accepts poetry, essays, short stories, chapters of novels, artwork, photography, and screenplays submitted by students. Ai??The accepted pieces will be published in Parallels, SHSai??i??s only literary magazine. Students may submit their work to [email protected]
ai???As a member of the club, you edit everything people submit and choose content and layout design of the magazine,ai??? said adviser Ms. Shari Griswold.