During this month’s PTO meeting, MSP’s Writing Club presented writing samples to demonstrate what they have learned in the creative writing craft. Writing Club members, including Alice M., Sadie P., DJ R., Maya S., and Lindsay S., presented examples of their poetry, reflecting their new mastery of haiku and lyric poem structure. Inspirations for their presentations ranged from popular dystopian themes in young adult literature to experimentation with sounds and rhyme as used by the famous author Dr. Seuss. As an alumnus of Writing Club, Kaitlyn S. also presented a unique lyric poem dedicated to the struggles with depression faced by her close friends—a poem that contained a message of hope to which many PTO members responded personally.
It must be noted that all Writing Club members give up one hour weekly for an after-school creative writing class that is CCSS-aligned and prepares them for more advanced writing by exposing the rules of writing in a tangible way. The Writing Club allows for self-expression paired with an exploration of deeper writing tasks that cannot be completed within the traditional classroom. The Writing Club exists solely because of the dedication of its members, and the members, as well Mrs. Aube, are honored the PTO chose to recognize them at this month’s meeting.
Be looking for Writing Club’s yearly anthology of works titled “The UnNamed,” to be released May 2015.