Pen-to-Paper Club creates opportunities for writers



Pen-to-Paper club allows students to express themselves through creative writing

Pen-to-Paper Club is a great place for students who want to express themselves through writing. Brian Keathley is the sponsor of the Pen-to-Paper Club, and he encourages other students who are interested in creative writing to join the club. The students in the club write responses, discuss topics, and review other students’ writing pieces. Along with writing and discussions, the club also is involved in other extracurricular activities.

“We write creative responses to different writing prompts and we share writing and give feedback to each other,” Keathley said. “We participate in some extracurricular arts and writing events, like our Spring Poetry reading and Empty Bowls, and students should join if they want to be part of an inclusive, supportive, and fun writing community.”

Senior Briauna Hayes, president of Pen-to-Paper Club, helps to plan and organize the activities the club does each week. Also, anyone who is interested in writing is able to join the club at any time, regardless of how much experience you have with writing.

“As president, I help plan the weeks ahead, discuss our prompts, help plan our involvement and anything such as that,” Hayes said. “The club is open to anyone curious about writing and everyone is always welcomed, even if you aren’t a writer.”

Senior Adriana Fonseca is another member of the Pen-to-Paper Club and enjoys many of the topics discussed as well as the interaction with other students that are in the club.

“It’s an open environment and very welcoming, it’s a judgment-free space where you can express yourself and your creative styles,” Fonseca said. “We always laugh and tend to write about or talk about philosophical topics, plus there are snacks.”

The Pen-to-Paper Club meets on Thursdays in D202 after school. For more information or to join the club, visit Mr. Keathely in room D202.