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The Writers' Block

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The Writers’ Block mission is to increase the interest in writing, reading, performance, and enjoyment of all types of literature.

The Writers’ Block is a community of writers with a passion for the written word. Whether you are a poet, author, lyricist, or a reader, The Writers' Block students invite you to join them.

The Writers' Block has been on hiatus, but there are plans to restart in fall of 2021. Please email co-advisor Joel Lamore if you are interested in joining.

Typical Activities (club members decide on activities to pursue)

  • Insta-Poetry (poetry written by request on any topic on the spot) including special versions of Insta-Poetry for Christmas (Elf Notes) and Valentine's Day (Love Me Notes) and for Halloween (Fright Write)
  • Write-Ins (write with other writers)
  • Workshops on preparing for Student Poetry Readings and submitting work to the college literary magazine
  • Movie nights: pizza and a writing/writer relevant movie
  • Chalk Walk: writing poems and quotes on sidewalks with chalk
  • Guerrilla Poetry: posting short poems and quotes all around campus on brightly colored sticky notes
  • Impromptu timed writing during meetings
  • Student produced 'zines for Humanities Day and other events
  • Guest speakers
  • On-campus "field trips" to inspirational locations around campus: art gallery, biology "bone room", planetarium, etc.

For more information contact our faculty advisors:

Club Advisor Michael Slusser can be reached at

Club Advisor Joel Lamore can be reached at