Friday, August 28, 2009

I hope you all realize how lucky you are

Hello Everybody,

I know there are many new volunteers at the CWC, but those of you who have been around a while may remember working with me last year before I moved away. I still think about the writing center regularly and miss it. I was always so inspired by the volunteers that gave so much to others, the writers who worked to express themselves, and the writing center staff—always open to new ideas that might improve the center.

Now I am living in Indiana and am sorry to report that after a two month long search I have still not found a community of writers as alive and exciting as the one you have at the CWC. There are businesses that offer writing help, but they are expensive and impersonal. The one community writing program that used to be here is gone, and both the college and the university writing centers only offer help to students.

Things are not hopeless. There is a community here, and people who write. In time I may be able to organize something.

I just hope that all of you realize how rare the CWC is, and how wonderful.

Keep up the good work!

-Chanel Earl

1 comment:

John Wilkes said...


Thanks for that reminder. I've been kind of grumbly lately regarding writing. It's been frustrating over the years to not make a living at it.
Still I trudge on because I am a writer. It's what I do best and enjoy most.

SLCC Community Writing Center made me realize that. The staff, volunteers, and other writers help remind me every day. Maybe not directly, but through their dedication and support.

I feel very lucky indeed.

John Wilkes
CWC Volunteer