The Writers' Forum FAQs
Frequently Asked Questions
What is Writers' Forum?
Writers' Forum is the creative writing club on Clarkston Campus. Forum members are invited to share their original writing (poetry, fiction, non-fiction) with the group who then offer constructive criticism on the work. We sometimes bring in a special guest to speak about a particular aspect of writing.
Who belongs to Writers' Forum?
Writers' Forum membership consists of students, faculty, staff, and individuals from the community interested in writing.
How do I join?
Just come to the meeting--there are no club dues and no formalities.
When and where does Writers' Forum meet?
Writers' Forum meets once each month in the Jim Cherry Learning Resources Center (the Library) on the Clarkston Campus of Georgia Perimeter College. Please view the schedule for details.
Can I just drop in to a meeting or leave early?
Yes, meetings are informal.
Do I have to make a presentation if I come to the
No. Club members may simply enjoy listening to others present their work.
What are the guidelines for making a
Members who wish to present their work bring in about a dozen photocopies so that others may clearly see the manuscript and make constructive comments.
The writer then reads the manuscript aloud; this reading is followed by a critique from the group. If your manuscript is long (such as a novel), limit your excerpt to a few pages that can be conveniently read and discussed at the meeting.
What other activities does Writers' Forum
In addition to our monthly critique groups, Writers' Forum sponsors readings from established poets/writers and hosts a variety of other lectures, panel discussions, and workshops on writing. Writers Forum also sets up Open Mic readings on campus.
What and where is the Writers' Forum Bulletin
Located upstairs in Building E (near the English Department main office, E-2110). The Writers' Forum Bulletin Board lists information about the club as well as local literary events of interest to writers.