Looking for the “write” club for you?
Among one of the many clubs at Fond du Lac Tribal & Community College, the Creative Writing Club offers students who may be aspiring authors a chance to have their writing read, encouraged, and constructively criticized by peers and an accomplished English teacher, Darci Schummer.
This club helps challenge students to become the best writers that they can be, gleaning feedback and writing tips from professionals.
The mission of the Creative Writing Club is to provide opportunities to students to write creatively, to participate in campus and area literary events and to submit their writing to contests for publication.
Each meeting club members exchange work and edit, proofread, provide insight, and constructive criticism for each other’s work. Overseen by Darci Schummer, she gives the student authors professional advice and direction for their work, whether it be prose or poems.
This club is also a method of meeting fellow students with similar interests and passions while enjoying each other’s writing and club snacks. For the writers facing writer’s block and looking for inspiration, writing prompts are often given and discussed throughout the meetings.
Participating in the Creative Writing Club gives aspiring students the opportunity of becoming familiar and comfortable with unbiased people reading and editing their work, yet in a friendly atmosphere. This results in guidance, feedback, and advice that aids students in becoming successful writers.
The club occasionally sponsors local authors for guest lectures and to read their work to students, as well as answering any questions students may have.
“The literary journal will be the biggest thing we do this semester,” said Darcy Schummer, English Faculty at Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College. “It will be released during Fine Arts Week on campus, which takes place each year during April.”
The Thunderbird Review is the annual writing and art anthology at Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College, which includes submissions from nearby counties as well as students at Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College.
Each spring semester, members of the Creative Writing Club help choose and edit pieces for the annual Thunderbird Review’s publication.
Club members are also encouraged to anonymously submit their writing or artwork for publication. For some students, The Thunderbird Review provides the opportunity of being published for their first time.
Regular club meeting times will begin in February, with the dates and time being announced on campus. Click here to go to the club’s web page.
For more information about the Creative Writing Club contact Darci Schummer at dschummer*AT*fdltcc.edu.
(Web editor’s note: This campus club profile, Writing Can Be Fun, was written by Aimee Reece, current FDLTCC Student.)

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