By Carter Santini ’15
A group of 10 students meet in club moderator Ms. Jessie Mason’s room every Friday after school to live the “Write Life.”
Write Life is a club made for students to have an open space to share and create their written works.
The club started informally last year, first meeting as Brophy’s Creative Writing Club and becoming an official club this year.
“My hope for the club is to have the members establish themselves as writers,” said club President Edward Nolan ’15.
Nolan was one of the founders of the club last year. He said he helped start it over a shared love of writing fiction.
The club sticks to an organization of one president and two nontraditional assistants, reflecting the group’s fun, laid-back attitude.
AJ Brown ’15 is one of those assistants as well as an author in the club.
“It’s a really open environment, I’ve always had ideas for movies, stories or whatever, but this is my first chance to really put something out there,” Brown said.
Brown is currently working on a “Pokémon” based fan fiction short story. Other members are working on novels, poems and even play writing.
Ms. Mason helped start the club in order to further explore her love of language with students who already built a community in her room.
“They’ve given me some of their stuff to critique and I’ve given them some of mine. With enough back and forth of that we just decided to make it official,” Ms. Mason said.
Ms. Mason said she has been a writer since high school and holds a second masters in English with an emphasis on creative writing.
The club is structured similarly to college creative writing courses by giving the students a standard workshop group. A student will read a segment of their work then submit the rest, over the next week the task for the rest of the group is to read and critique it.
Ms. Mason said she plans to push the members of the group to submit to different contests both on campus and off.