Goucher Writers Club
The Goucher Writers Club is the Kratz Center for Creative Writing’s student group. The club was initiated under a different name in 2002 by Goucher creative writing student Hannah Leatherbury, who earned an Innovation Grant from the President’s Office of Goucher College to start the club. The current club leader is Zachery Woodcock.
The Writers Club engages in the following activities:
1) The group frequently hosts biweekly or weekly “write-nights” and “think-nights,” which are student-run discussions of creative writing, editing, or professional issues.
2) The group curates small events or master classes related to craft, editing, publishing, and professional issues.
3) The group visits conferences and festivals related to creative writing.
4) The group organizes student readings at local retirement homes, middle schools, and high schools.
5) The group volunteers with local nonprofits like Wide Angle Youth Media to spread the “good news” about the vocation of creative writing to youth.
6) Festive Friday evening open mics that bring Goucher writers into contact with the Baltimore writing community.
Eleanor Kratz Denoon (1915 - 2010)
The founding donor of the Kratz Center for Creative Writing was Eleanor Kratz Denoon, class of 1936. She was a tireless champion of literature, a lifelong advocate for peace, and a beloved alumna of Goucher College.