Curtin Writers Club is on the search for new committee members to join their growing club. The Annual General Meeting, in which members can have their say in CWC governance and nominate for executive committee roles, will be taking place on Friday 30th September from 4:00pm – 6:00pm at the Curtin Tav.
CWC is a Curtin University club for both writers and writing, and has been running since 2017. They are also the academic club representing the courses of Creative Writing, Professional Writing and Publishing, English and Cultural Studies (formerly known as Literary and Cultural Studies) and Journalism. CWC is a not-for-profit and volunteer-run student organisation who welcome all forms of writing.
CWC is best known for their annual literary publication, Coze Journal. Each journal has a theme that is voted on by CWC members, and features a wide range of diverse works from experimental poetry, non-fiction, and short stories that explores the theme in unique ways. Last year’s Coze Issue 5 was their biggest issue yet, with over 240 pages exploring the theme of life. Editing for this year’s issue of Coze is well underway, with a variety of pieces exploring journeys already part of the final line-up.
Back in 2017, CWC won the Best New Club award and has consistently scored a place in Curtin Student Guild’s annual Club Mega Challenge.
CWC and Coze are great ways for new and aspiring writers to take that first step into the world of writing and publishing. Not only will students get to network with people in the industry through the club and its connections, but many CWC members got the opportunity to publish their first work through Coze. Previous CWC committee members and Coze contributors have also gone on to find further opportunities in the writing scene.
If you’re a current student at Curtin University, CWC’s upcoming AGM is a fantastic opportunity for you to put your hand up and get more involved with a club committee role.
Don’t worry if you feel like you don’t have enough knowledge to take on a committee role! You will be given a detailed handover, and will be guided every step of the way until you settle into your role.
Joining the committee is a great opportunity to:
– Develop your skills and experience in communicating, organisation, teamwork and team management
– Get involved in organising, promoting, and managing events and partnerships with other organisations
– Be part of the production of CWC’s annual literary publication, Coze Journal
– Gain Curtin Extra hours
– Update your resume and LinkedIn
– Make lifelong friends and connections with people involved in the local writing scene
As of now, CWC is searching for students to take on the following positions:
– Vice President
– Social Media Manager
Find out more about CWC’s upcoming Annual General Meeting here.