A new club, dubbed Bookaholics Anonymous, has emerged on Rocky Mountain College’s campus. According to Kelsey Henscheid, president of the club, “This English club was created for people who have a passion for the written word.”
This club welcomes students of all backgrounds, interests, and majors as it “hopes to expand the student and faculty’s appreciation for the stories we read and write,” said Henscheid. In order to do so, Bookaholics Anonymous will be sponsoring a reading series that invites local authors to the RMC campus to read and discuss their own works as well as “answer questions about how to write, how they got published, how to get an agent, and so much more.”
Currently, there are five authors who have been invited to share their work at Rocky. On Oct. 16 at 7:00 p.m., fiction author Craig Lancaster and Ashley Warren, a fiction and poetry author, will be presenting in Morledge-Kimball room 119. On Nov. 13 at 7:00 p.m., performance poet Dave Caserio, musician Parker Brown, and our very own academic vice president Steve Germic will also present their works in MK 119.
There will be a second reading series at the end of the semester, which allows for RMC students to share their writing with the rest of the campus. Henscheid stated, “Anyone can share anything; prose, poems, short-stories, etc. These series, as well as the club, are open to anyone who is interested in the creation of worlds; whether you be writing that world or reading it. The english club provides a place for people to aid in the development of stories where anything can happen.”
Henscheid invites you to “Come share your world with us!” Bookaholics Anonymous meets every second and fourth Tuesday of the month at 4:30 p.m. in MK 219. And she notes that, “You don’t have to be majoring in English, all you need is the ability to enjoy a story.”