Welcome to the Official Site of the Writers' Guild!
"The Penn Is Mightier than the Sword"
"One day I will find the right words, and they will be simple. " -Jack Kerouac
About The Guild
The Writers’ Guild is a group of young authors working together to improve their writing and promote the idea of writing. We do writing-based activities at our meetings in order to improve different aspects of our writing, from characters to world-building. We have many features here on our website to help Guild members and members-to-be. Our private members-only site features a database where members can upload and share their work for feedback if they so choose.
"Either write something worth reading, or do something worth writing." -Benjamin Franklin
The Writers' Guild currently meets at Penn High School after school and is open to all students who attend the school.
First & Third Friday of Every Month, 3:3o-4:30
Next Meeting: September 6th
"Writing is an exploration. You start from nothing, and learn as you go." -E. L. Doctorow
The Writers' Guild was founded by Drason Chow and Daniel Dautel as a small group for sharing book files. The idea of a club wasn't considered at first. But with creative writing growing in popularity at Penn, they eventually decided to form a group of writers called the Writers' Guild. Since then, the Guild has grown to become what it is today: a full-fledged guild of young authors sharing writing and their knowledge of it. In mid-2018, Daniel, Drason, and founding members Brian Yu, Evan Smith, and Griffin Peters graduated from Penn. Leadership of the Guild was then transferred to Dominique Fleming and Liam Morris, the apprentices of Daniel and Drason. After Dominique graduated in 2019, Vance Hieb took her place as one of the Guild Heads.
"There are three rules for writing a novel. Unfortunately, no one knows what they are."
-W. Somerset Maugham
The Writers' Guild is present throughout our community. In addition to hosting meetings, we share information on upcoming writing contests and similar events with our membership. Our members have participated in multiple writing conferences and some have even submitted to writing competitions outside of the Guild. We encourage members to submit their writing to Spectrum as well.
"Writing is not necessarily something to be ashamed of, but do it in private and wash your hands afterwards." -Robert A. Heinlein