Students Build Their Own Books With W.R.I.T.E. Poetry


This past Thursday (April 6), W.R.I.T.E. Poetry hosted a Twisted Thursday Build-a-Book event to share with students their message about creativity and finding an outlet for ideas and ability. This event allowed for anyone to create a book in which they could express themselves.

The event was brought together by Alyssa Dearborn, the historian for W.R.I.T.E.

“When we think of creativity, we think of all creative aspects,” said Dearborn. “We’re not just about poetry, we’re about creativity in general. Writing, crafting and art.”

Dearborn further explained that the club wanted to combine all of this into one event for Twisted Thursday. “We figured the best way to bring literature and art together would be making our own notebooks,” she said.

The mini books were separated into different components and assembled by students D.I.Y. style. The books themselves were pages of paper sewn together, with students choosing the colors of the covers out of card stock. Next, the students chose from a array of fabric to create the book binding. Finally, it was a free for all of creative genius and fun as the students got to choose between using different glitters, stickers, and pipe cleaners to make their notebooks unique among all the others.

Though small in size, the notebooks were meant to be that way. Small personal journeys that the owner could write in and be able to express themselves in pen and paper whenever they wished. The promoting expression through different outlets was the goal of W.R.I.T.E. that night.

President Sierrah Smalls said that W.R.I.T.E. wanted to help the students with some creative freedom. “We want to give back to UNH, so we can share our craft with the student community,” she said.

Some students also mentioned what it was about the event that intrigued them into coming. One commented that they “saw the email and thought ‘this is cool,’ I’ll check it out,” adding that they wanted to get more involved with campus activities. Another mentioned that they wanted to spend time with a friend and interact with others.