The English Club at WCU is a student-run organization that focuses on literature and art. They meet Mondays at 7:30 p.m. in Sykes 209. Here they read and discuss short stories, watch films, critique different pieces of literature, and participate in writing prompts. The English Club holds open mic nights in the Sykes ballroom the first Tuesday of every month. They also participate in off-campus events such as visiting the local Lincoln Tea Room and Baldwin’s Book Barn – a five-story bookstore. The club is always open to new students who are interested in the events and meetings that they hold.
The upcoming events of the English Club include an open mic night on Dec. 4 at 9 p.m., and “The Midnight in Paris” dress-up night, also on Dec. 4, in Sykes’ ballrooms from 6-9 p.m. hosted by Alpha Mu Gamma. In February, the English Club is going to Philadelphia’s Walnut Street Theatre to see Oscar Wilde’s “The Ideal Husband.” They are also in the process of writing a proposal for a grant on a trip to Washington, D.C. which would be open to the student body.
The English Club is currently working on a literary magazine titled “Literati.” The magazine is written by WCU students and edited and published by the English Club. The club is accepting any poems, prose, short stories, and artwork from students until April 1. “Literati” is sold on campus in late April until the end of the semester. It is a good opportunity for students to be published and add onto their resumes.
As the semester comes to a close, it is a great time for students to submit the works that they created in their classes.
Students can submit their work, or any questions they may have about the editing and publishing process, to Literati.email@example.com.
If interested, students can attend the meetings, or join the club on Orgsync. The club can also be reached on facebook, facebook.com/groups/wcuEnglish.
Colleen Cummings is a second-year student majoring in English with minors in graphic design and journalism. She can be reached at CC763510@wcupa.edu.