Writer’s Guild is a fun, creative club specifically designed for those students that wish tolet their creative side show. At our fist club meet this past Wednesday, I, the president of Writer’s Guild, was excited to see many new faces as well as a few familiar ones. For our first activity, we asked that the students write a haiku, a three-line poem consisting of only 17 syllables, about whatever they wanted. We did this solely to get a feel for what everyone’s writing style was like. While some were very silly and succeeded in making us laugh, others were very well written and had good use of imagery and actually had real meaning and depth to it. The next activity we gave the students was for them to write a quatrain, a four-line poem. Upon hearing the student’s poems read aloud, I realized how everyone ‘s writing style is unique to them. Some of the poems were very deep and heartfelt, some had a serious, melancholy tone about them, and others were light and fun. Everyone has a different perspective on the world. I found it absolutely fascinating when heard about 9 or 10 people read their poems aloud and not one of them sounded the same. However, all of them had so much description and imagery in their poems that it blew me away. Even though not everyone volunteered to read his or hers aloud, I plan on changing that. I want to teach the kids that having a different perspective, writing style, or mood is actually a good thing! Not everyone will always have a positive attitude and not everyone will always have a pessimistic attitude. Having different ideas will not only be welcomed but encouraged! All of the exciting new perspectives tell me it’s going to be a great year.