The WCC Poetry Club welcomes any Washtenaw Community College (WCC) student, faculty member, staff member, or alumnus who is interested in poetry or creative writing.
The WCC Poetry Club is now a web space primarily. It features the following:
- Weekly Reading: Links to poems or other items of interest to poets and writers.
- Weekly Prompt: A writing prompt that might trigger some interesting new writing.
- Workshop: A blog-like homepage that will feature a poem or piece of short prose (by a Poetry Club member or by WCC students, faculty, staff, or alumni) that people can comment on. In other words, it will be a kind of online writers’ workshop. (Tom Zimmerman will approve all comments before they appear on the site.)
- We do plan to continue to publish chapbook anthologies and host open-mic readings.
If you’re a WCC student, faculty member, staff member, or alumnus who would like to have a poem or piece of short (500 words or less) prose you have written workshopped on our site, email the work to Tom Zimmerman, firstname.lastname@example.org , and he will post it on the site as time and space allow. Any WCC student, faculty member, staff member, or alumnus may then comment on the work.
If you’re interested in commenting on work submitted to the Workshop, we ask that your comments focus on the positive aspects of the work and offer gentle suggestions for improvement. Our goal for the workshop is to encourage writers and readers alike to bring out their best.
Tom Zimmerman will approve all comments before they appear.
A Brief History
The WCC Poetry Club began around 2006, with WCC English instructor and Writing Center director Tom Zimmerman, Writing Center tutors Zach Baker and Mike Moriarty, and WCC student Joey Sims.
The club met regularly (usually every Friday that classes were in session) for more than 10 years, through the Winter 2017 Semester. During this time, we hosted more than 25 open-mic readings (some with featured guests), both on and off campus; and we published 19 chapbook anthologies, 10 of which are accessible in digital format from this site.
If you are interested in poetry, you will find us helpful and supportive.