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Diving into HHS’s Writing Club

Writing Club allows students to write creatively, something often excluded from general English classes
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(From left to right) Madison Stepnicka, Ava Tallat-Kelpsa and Camryn Jagodzinski reading their writing aloud. Writing Club gives members a space to develop their writing style and their comfort level with sharing their work.

Hudson High School has many clubs and activities to partake in after school. One of the most intriguing, yet occasionally overlooked clubs, is Writing Club.

Writing Club meets each Thursday from 3:00 P.M.-4:00 P.M. after school in room C205. It is not only a great learning experience for students but is also fun and sociable. There are no competitions, no obligations and no prior creative writing experience needed—Writing Club is simply a place for creative writers to write through prompts, share their ideas and improve their skills, and embrace their full imagination.

Here at HHS, there are limited opportunities to write creatively, as English classes often focus on formal writing. Writing Club allows members to express themselves in that way.

Mrs. VonVille, Writing Club’s advisor, gave her stance on the lack of creative writing at Hudson High School. “We have such a deficit in our curriculum for creative writing it makes my heart sad. I, throughout my career here, have tried to push for more creative writing, but English teachers, in general, tend to be literature readers and less creative writers. Most of our training is in how to get kids to read and not so much how to get kids to write, especially creatively.”

Students can learn and grow at Writing Club. Club members can share their stories, allowing fellow writers to understand how they can improve their writing and what it is they can change.

“It’s helped me become, simply, a better writer because we get to write more often, and it’s just really fun,” said the president of Writing Club, Ava Tallat-Kelpsa. Even if one is on edge about joining Writing Club, or feels that they wouldn’t be good at it, it is still a great opportunity to learn and grow with the support of more experienced members. Anyone interested in creative writing and hopes to improve their writing skills would benefit from joining the writing club at HHS.

The Writing Club members from the 2020-2021 school year. (A. Tallat-Kelpsa)

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