Readers’ and Writers ‘Clubwas functioning independently since its inception, but later both combined into a single club for the convenience of students. The great British Essayist Francis Bacon’s quotation, “Reading Maketh a full man, Conference a ready Man and Writing an Exact man” has taken as this club’s motto.AtSt. ThomasCollege, webelieve that all students of the college deserve a curriculum which encourages both extensive reading and creative writing.
II.Aims of Readers & Writers Club
To promote the concept of reading for pleasure and also creative writing of our students through the activities of this club.
To encourage Extensive reading and exposure to wide range of books,to every student’s educational achievement.
To foster a love of reading among students and also encourage students to share their reading experience and make recommendations to each other.
To make all its members not only Good Readers but also CreativeWriters.
III. Objectives of Readers and Writers Club
(i) Aid its members in the creation of original works and publish it.
(ii) Discuss and critique works of all kinds;
(iii) Form a community of mutual support and creative endeavours
(iv) Conduct Creative Writing Workshops for its members
Major Programmes Conducted by the Club
Readers’ Day Celebration;2. Book Review Competition for Students; 3. Poetry Reading by the Students; 4. Book publication by the Club Members; 5.Creative Workshops for students; and 6. Extension Lectures.
Office-bearers of Readers’and Writers’ Club(2019-20)
Teacher Coordinators: Dr.Viju M.J and Dr.Syam Sudhakar (Department of English)
Student Organisors: Mr.Jeswin Jose (President); Ms.Rachel Berkuman (Vice President)