Student Groups

photo collage of pwc members and their bulletin board

logo of the poet and writers coalition

The Poets and Writers Coalition is an organization created to support the artistic community at San Jose State and the outlying Bay Area public. We strive to support any artistic avenues as a community of writers from all backgrounds who come together and write! We welcome all majors and levels of experience. We do casual group prompts, larger events such as Murder Mystery Night, and the Legacy of Poetry festival. For more information, check us out on Facebook, Instagram, or Discord.

Club officers

  • President: Rebecca Lee
  • Vice President: Jackie Friedland
  • Treasurer: Kadence Walker
  • Development Coordinator: Wesley Hovatter
  • Membership Coordinator: Emily Tang
  • Events Coordinator: Jordan Ramirez

Meeting information

The Poets and Writers Coalition meets on weekly on Mondays from 5 - 6 pm via Zoom.


  • New members welcome! Please fill out the membership survey to register.
  • The Poets and Writers Coalition is looking for new club officers. If you are interested in applying for one of the following positions, please fill out the membership survey form. 
    • Outreach coordinator: Create and maintain relations with other clubs, colleges, and community arts organizations
    • Workshop coordinator: Work alongside president to plan weekly writing activities
    • IT/video coordinator: Managing club Zoom and other live and recorded digital video platforms such as YouTube, Vimeo, etc.
    • Social media/website manager and graphic designer
  • Next Meeting: Monday, October 19th with Rita Chang-Eppig. Rita will be speaking about writing as a second career path at 4:30 pm. 

Rita Chang-Eppig Flyer

  • Annual Murder Mystery Event: The event will take place on Monday, October 26 from 5-7 pm. Members and non-members are welcome with RSVP, so please spread the word! 

Murder Mystery Event Flyer

  • Speaker event: Dr. Kate Simonian will speak about writing practicalities on Monday, November 2, at 4:30 pm.

Kate Simonian Flyer


The Young Professional & Technical Writing Offensive (TYPO)

TYPO is a student-run organization where SJSU students can connect to professionals and organizations in the professional and technical writing field, get involved in projects, gain experience, and adavance portfolio work.

Club Officers:

  • President: Jackie Mendoza
  • Vice President: Chantel Silveira
  • Public Relations Officer: Skye Sawhney
  • Secretary and Outreach: Sabrina Lim


  • Speaker Event: Jackie Vasquez, Senior Technical Writer at Google, will speak with TYPO members on October 29 at 3 pm. Join at to learn about what it's like to work in the technical writing field!

Jackie Vasquez Flyer


Graduate Resource & Academic Developement for English Studies (GRADES)

GRADES is a student organization that provides professional development workshops for M.A. and M.F.A English students. For more information, follow GRADES on Instagram.

Club Officers

  • President: Amber Sylva
  • Vice President: Alayna Mills
  • Treasurer and Secretary: Alexis Rocha
  • Media Coordinator: Monica Lopez


  • English graduate students will be notified of upcoming events via email

Diasporic Peoples Writing Collective (DPWC)

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The Diasporic Peoples Writing Collective (DPWC) is an activist student, alumni, academic, and ally project building platform for BIPOC + underrepresented literary artists and multidisciplinary creatives.