The Falcon | Volume 83, Issue 52
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By BREYANNA WILSON, News Writer
Published: May 2, 2012
A new club called The Inklings recently started at Seattle Pacific. It is a club for people who love English and books.
“It’s a society for the literary-inclined,” said sophomore Charis Tobias, president of The Inklings.
The club was formed to build a community of English lovers and to let them know that there are others who share their interests.
“We would like to be a place for English majors and non-English majors … just to make friends with each other and interact,” said sophomore Danielle Myers, a member of The Inklings.
But The Inklings is not a stereotypical book club.
“It’s more like people who like books get together and watch movies based on books, and we talk about books we like and talk about books we don’t like,” Myers said.
However, by the next academic year, the club would like to have its meetings include more discussions around specific books that members read.
Tobias described the club as having a British literature angle. At meetings, The Inklings occasionally plays shows featured on BBC.
The club plans to hold movie nights about once a month. It had a special event Saturday in Weter.
The night was dedicated to the Sherlock and Doctor Who TV series. Members watched episodes of both series with homemade treats for everyone.
While in a few other club meetings, they have done the same thing, Saturday marked their first official movie night since forming the club.
The club just started this quarter, and its meeting times vary from week to week in addition to its larger movie events.
The Inklings does not have a set time in place for its meetings, but it does have a weekly time for people to get help with homework.
“We call it ‘the reading hour,’” Tobias said.
Reading hours are from 3 to 4 p.m. and alternate weekly between Thursday and Friday in the library.
The club is open to anyone, including people outside of the SPU community, but has consisted mostly of sophomores and freshmen so far.
The club officers said they are hoping to get more juniors and seniors to attend.
Right now, the club’s events usually host between 10 and 20 people.
For junior Chloe Palka, the vice president of The Inklings, the approximately 20 people who attended the club’s last movie event is a strong start.
“I’m really happy with the turnout,” she said.