Writing Club Photo

Photo courtesy of Dr. Monica Flores.

While Penumbra has been around since 1989, their writing club is a fairly new project that had just kicked off this year. 

Jarred White is the co-editor in chief, writing club manager, archive director and press lead for Penumbra. White explained that the writing club was started so that it can work as an important step forward for those interested in professional publishing.

“The writing club started to offer professional services to people who maybe aren’t quite up to the publishing level YET, but are interested in doing it,” White said. 

He went on to say that the Writing Club can be a great resource and outlet for individuals who may need a little bit of guidance.

“The best way to improve your writing is to read and write a little bit each day, even if it’s only 200 words written a day or 5 pages of a novel read. Any little bit can help build your experience,” White added.

Another great resource available to students that can aid in improving writing skills is the Writing Center at the Stan State Learning Commons. The writing center provides weekly, one-time, and next-day tutoring sessions. 

The writing club meets every other week and plans on continuing the club into the spring 2022 semester. The next writing club meeting is not yet scheduled, but you can keep up to date with Penumbra’s future plans on their social media pages:





If you are interested in attending any of the writing club meetings, you can do so by following these three steps:

  1. Take a look at the dates and times (all times are PT) of the writing club sessions on the Penumbra website and decide how many and which ones you’d like to attend.

  2. Visit the Warrior Food Pantry's webpage and donate $5 for each session you are looking to attend. You can donate all at once if you know you’d like to attend multiple or all sessions. You also have the option to donate for each session individually as you decide to attend.

  3. Email your donation receipt along with which sessions you are planning to attend to penumbra@csustan.edu.

“We decided to partner with the Warrior Food Pantry because of the strain that the pandemic was putting on families, particularly in regards to when the lockdown was keeping people out of work,” White explained.

White went on to say that because the writing club is a non-profit, they wanted to make sure that any and all money they made through charity events and book launches goes to the Warrior Food Pantry. 

“We wanted to make sure that any funds that we made went to supporting the surrounding community,” White added.

For more information on Penumbra, head to their official website: www.penumbraonline.org.

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