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Creative Writing Society


Who we are

 

The King’s College Creative Writing Society provides a home for the university's writers, offering support, feedback, inspiration and companionship. Here are some of the things we do:

 

Weekly Meetings

We meet twice a week: once to share our writing for group feedback and advice (the Reading Meeting), and once to hang out and write together with prompts and games (the Writing Meeting). No matter what your level of skill in writing, everyone is welcome! Our meetings serve as a friendly, non-judgemental forum in which to develop your abilities - whether you're already an experienced novelist, or you've never written so much as a single short story, please do come along! All you need is an interest in writing, and a desire to hone it.

 

Meeting times for 2018/19 Term 1:

Reading Meetings - Tuesday 6pm

Writing Meetings - Thursday 6pm

 

Socials

We also organize social events throughout the year - film screenings, games nights and pub trips, and potentially some more special things like author talks. As well as helping our members improve as writers, we work hard to provide friendship within the group, through the weekly meetings as well as the social events - if you're new to the university, and want to meet some fellow creative types, you need only turn up and join in.

 

Publications

We offer the opportunity for our members to become published authors in our yearly publication. Over the last few years we have published two books: a collaborative thriller novel titled Fostering Guilt (http://amzn.eu/d/5tXlHhL) and Night’s Dew, an anthology of writing on the theme of dreams (http://amzn.eu/d/2dnXuDg). Our third book is in the making, and will be published at the start of the 2018/19 academic year. This year, we will also be sharing our favourite members' work online (with their permission, of course ;)) in the monthly spotlight section of our website.

 

Editing

If you have any work you wish to polish--whether you are aiming for a competition or a shot at publication or you simply want some personal feedback and advice--you can send your work in to our society editor, who will help you make your writing the best it can be.

 

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Our weekly email newsletters are the font of all knowledge, so if you want to hear all the details, including event plans and top secret meeting locations, click here and hit 'send' and we'll add you to the email list, and all the knowledge shall be yours. :)

If you're feeling technical, read our constitution for more information about what we do, and follow us on Facebook for current updates.

Or, if you're ready to sign up, purchasing membership for the year will allow you to attend all the meetings, use the editing service, contribute to our publications, and get the occasional cheeky subsidized social. As a side effect, it will also help us to not be bankrupt! Yay for financial stability!

 

Meet the committee:

 

                 

Hi all, I’m Holly, this year’s president. I’m a third year philosophy student, massive philosophy nerd, quiet person, lover of lavish prose, poetry and children’s books. I’ll be running the weekly critique meetings, and generally making sure the society keeps ticking over behind the scenes. I can usually be found on Strand Campus, so if you see me wandering around, please do stop me and say hello. :) Writing-wise, I mostly write poetry these days, mostly when I have something to think about. This society has been a source of support, creative release, friendship, inspiration and learning to me, and I hope it will be all of those things to you too.

Hey guys! I am your treasurer Lea and here to handle our finances. Besides being quite good with money, I am also a voracious reader and passionate writer. Writing is my favourite way of expression and a form of art that allows me to channel my creativity. Furthermore I love the magical feeling of opening a good book and being absorbed by the story within, whether it's a story written by a famous author or by you.

Hola! I’m Mari, a 2nd year History student and the society’s Social Sec. I’m essentially in charge of having all of you get to know each other and have a good time—from writing-related activities to your basic night out at the pub. My writing usually consists of short stories and the occasional poem, alongside numerous attempts at longer form writing that are never really completed. If you’re looking for someone to share your ideas with, don't hesitate and hit me up! I’m very excited to see what you got.

Hello everyone! I’m Hetti, your Editor, ready to assist in all your writing and editing needs. Writing helps me unwind; losing myself in the creation of a good story brings as much enjoyment as reading them. It’s a way to express yourself, no matter how long you’ve been doing it—my job is to help you along the way. I’ll be running the writing meetings throughout the year, and I edit the annual anthology. The society also runs an editing service outside of meetings, for which I’ll also be on hand. Any writing issues you might have, you’ve come to the right place!

Hi, I'm Corwin. They call me The Curator, but I don't know why. I'm not sure how I ended up on this page. Apparently I publish anthologies? And curate the spotlight section on the website? And run a Discord server? I don't know. I woke up here and it was pitch black, and there was this voice telling me what to do. It calls itself The Arbiter. I don't know what it wants from me. Are these wires attached to my fingers?

 

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