By: Rachael Carmichael
Come to Ball State University’s Writers’ Community and share you work with others in an encouraging environment. It’s a close-knit club, and the vibe is always positive.
A unique experience
- The Writers’ Community shares various forms and genres, from poetry and parts of novels, to song lyrics and short stories.
- Writers are able to share their work, as well as receiving feedback and advice during group discussions.
- This community is dedicated to listening to other writer’s ideas and works.
- It’s an easy and great way to receive constructive critiques if you want to better your writing through other writers!
The Writers’ Community wants to help others grow in their passion for expressing themselves through writing.
They accept everyone of any level of writing, from more experienced to beginners.
President of the Writers’ Community, Ian Roesler, hopes to expand the community, especially for those who are interested in writing but don’t know what their first steps are.
What can new members expect?
The meetings typically start off with Roesler giving an introduction and important announcements. Afterwards, there is an open floor for people to share their works if they have anything prepared.
Members don’t have to bring anything to share if they aren’t comfortable or aren’t ready.
After each piece is read, there will be a discussion so writers can get important feedback. Sometimes Roesler likes to incorporate other ways to induce creativity, such as: free writing or a fun writing prompt. These ideas happen typically during an evening when many people don’t have anything to share with the group.
Something Roesler is thinking about introducing are evenings where club members provide fun presentations on various literary genres that they’re interested in.
The meetings are held on Monday nights in Robert Bell 284 at 8:00 p.m. and they run for an hour. Everyone is welcome, whether they’re an English major or not. Members can expect a welcome and respectful environment full of enthusiastic and talented writers who love to share their work.
A message from current President, Ian Roesler:
“The Writers’ Community has helped me and others by providing feedback and advice on shared works. Discussions can lead to the formation of new ideas or whenever someone is stuck on something or they need guidance on where to go next in their respective work.”