Writer’s Society: ELAC’s new literary outlet on campus

By: Jennifer Rodriguez

The Writer’s Society is a new club that started this semester.

The club is sponsored by English professor Obed Silva and current students from his fall 2016 creative writing class.

One of his former students, and club member, Eva Finlay recalls how this club came about.

“For the class final, we had to go

to, like, a poetry slam and perform pieces we wrote such as plays and stories,” Finlay said. During finals, the creative writing class decided to develop this class into a club.

It is a club where people are able to write pieces and perform them.

It is also meant for anyone who wants to share or listen to pieces of literature.

They open up meetings by talking about upcoming events they are organizing.

One upcoming event is called “Drop the Mic Night,” which will happen May 18 from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. in F5 201.

The event is being planned by the Writing Society along with small contributions from many school clubs helping out with selling tickets, performing at the event, and promoting and displaying their artwork.

Clubs like the Delloro Club and the Puente Club will have a booth set up at the event to promote the services they provide on campus.

The Writing Center is also promoting the event. Clubs such as the Art Club, Poetry Club, and the Speech Team are among other clubs that will participate.

This event is not only for the writers here on campus. It is also an event to show that the East Los Angeles Community can work together.

The club has roughly 25 members and the number is growing. The Writer’s Club meets Tuesdays at 6 p.m. in E3 307.

For more information about the club, contact Silva at (323) 780-5323.

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