Word Order is the creative writing club that has been in existence since 1931 at Colby-Sawyer College. The club is not just for creative and professional writing majors. It’s for anyone who has a passion for the art of writing. Whether it be nonfiction or fiction, you can bring your written piece to Word Order and get the kind of feedback that helps writers grow. The biggest benefit to this club is the ability to work with other writers and experience different styles of writing.
Word Order hosts campus-wide poetry slams and coffeehouses, which are like open mic nights. For meetings, there is a range of different kinds. The club holds workshops, such as world and character building and generic fantasy. Also, there is an annual club cringe night when club members share their old writing from when they first started or didn’t exactly know what true writing was. The poetry slams can also be big hits, when students compete in front of a small panel of professors to see who has the best poetry of the night. Coffeehouses are the true noncompetitive poetry slams that the club hosts. It’s a fun time when people can just relax and read their poetry or even some short stories. Sometimes there are surprise guests, such as Area Coordinator Michael Brown singing, at the coffeehouses.
Word Order isn’t the biggest club on campus, but it is a fun and interesting one. The officers of the club this year are President Payton Edwards ’23, Vice President Julianna DeGray ’24, Treasurer Nick Genovese ’23 and Secretary Abby Walker ’23. The club meets Tuesdays at 7 p.m. in Colgate 304. It is always open to those who want to express their creativity in new and fun ways.