Get involved with some of the many clubs that are tied to SMC's English Department!
Whether as a writer or a reader, you can find a literary community here at SMC that
best serves or inspires you.
SMC English Club
The purpose of this Associated Students (A.S.) club is to foster a love of literature among passionate students across all majors at Santa
Monica College. We collaborate with members to select works from various forms and mediums of literature
and discuss their impact. We hope to create a fun and inspiring space for students to connect with each other
over their love of literature.
Established in 2001, the SMC Writers Club aims to grow and promote exceptional and creative writing talent at Santa Monica College.
Our poets, essayists, journalists and more, are on a journey, some as current students
and others as alumni, to evolve the tradition of literature and culture. We hope that our participation as part of this club will create a unique community
of talent, mentors, publishers, game changers, visionaries and artists.
This year, the SMC Writers Club presents the Dreams Come True International Writing
Competition. The competition includes One Dreams Come True Award in Literature, One
Dreams Come True Award in Innovation to recognize an exceptional submission, and up
to three Dreams Come True Young Awards which will be presented to three exceptional
primary or secondary school student writers. Winning entries will be published by
the SMC Writers Club in a book or magazine, and one copy of the publication with the
award-winning submissions will be presented to every awardee or published writer.
The deadline for submission is Sept. 30th. For more information on submissions, view
the Dreams Come True International Writing Competition Guidelines.