Word for Word
Word for Word is the Kratz Center for Creative Writing’s Student Group. Sometimes called “The Writers Forum,” Word for Word is presently headed by Noah Klein.
Noah Klein is a junior English major with a concentration in Literature and Secondary Education. He hails from New Rochelle, New York. His primary focus is self-discovery and community engagement through poetry. He is interested in building new and innovative ways for poetry and fiction to reach grassroots audiences. He hopes that through Word for Word that he can spread knowledge, understanding, passion, and experimentation through creative writing to youth in particular.
Word for Word engages in the following activities :
1) The group frequently hosts biweekly or weekly “write-nights,” which are student-run critical feedback sessions.
2) The group curates student-and-faculty led events related to craft, editing, publishing, and professional issues.
3) The group visits conferences and festivals related to writing.
4) The group organizes student readings at local middle schools and high schools.
5) The group volunteers with local nonprofits like Wide Angle Media to spread the “good news” about the vocation of creative writing to youth.
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.