The Writers Guild is a club for students in grades 9-12 who have an interest in
writing. The Guild is moderated by Mr. Todd Benware and meets twice a week after
school to share original stories, poems, and essays. It is also a forum to share
ideas and discuss writing in general in a very non-threatening atmosphere. Some
meetings involve writing exercises. The Guild sponsors CBA's annual Poetry Reading
and Arts Performance, complete with a Slam Poetry Competition. This allows CBA's
writers and musicians an opportunity to share their talents with an audience.
Allison Porzio '04 was the winner of the 2001 Syracuse
Penwomen Poetry Contest. She is shown with Mr. Benware accepting her ribbon and
Joshua Huling '01, a member of the Writer's Guild is shown
here reading at Happy Endings Coffeehouse.
In December, the Writer's Guild made holiday cards for patients
spending their holidays in the VA hospital in Syracuse. This photo is of some
of the Guild members delivering their cards. They are from left to right: Jennie
Huling, Caitlin Gucker-Kanter, Colleen McAllister, the VA Volunteer Coordinator
and CBA teacher Todd Benware.