What is the PCW Writers’ Collective?
Perhaps this question is best answered by our first student editor, Elia Ribeiro, who graduated last year. This excerpt is taken from her foreword in the inaugural Writers’ Collective publication, Mélange.
“The Writers’ Collective meetings are not the same as an average English or Literature class; they are not compulsory… and they are not boring (although this is a common misconception of English/Literature classes as well!).
Why then, would a group of approximately twenty students every two weeks devote their lunchtime to go to these meetings? The answer is that we like to write. Like to, not have to. The PCW Writers’ Collective is a flexible forum where we, as peers from all year levels read, enjoy, discuss and offer constructive criticism of each others work. The variety and quality of the poetry and short stories is, quite honestly, surprising although welcomingly so, coming from the ‘age-challenged’ authors that contribute. The meetings are an opportunity for students to share and indulge in writing, get criticism, ideas and inspiration and let creativity flow.”
Read samples of our work.
The Light Bearer: Student newspaper. April 2011
Moniales R Nobius: Student newspaper. September 2011
Treasure & Operation Super Light Aeroplane: These two books were both written and illustrated in a day, by teams from the Writers' Collective. September 2011