English Extra Curriculars

Coffee House

The Cardinal Gibbons Coffee House Club was founded during the 2006-2007 school year. Its purpose is to give students a safe, comforting, encouraging atmosphere in which to perform and socialize. The Coffee House club meets 2 or 3 times per semester in the Plant Ops room at Gibbons.

Performers include acoustic musicians, poets, and spoken-word performance artists. While most members of the club perform in some capacity, many students who choose to help in other ways - by helping set-up the room, serve coffee and snacks, and offer encouraging words to the performers. Attendance, participation, and enthusiasm were tremendous during the club's first year.

Ink. Writing Club

Ink. Writing Club is a comfortable environment where students can share their creative writing, get inspired to write, and listen to the recent writing of their fellow Gibbons’ scribblers. Club members write short stories, long fiction and poetry. They create original and fan-fiction, film and stage scripts, graphic novels, and zine-articles.

Ink. holds writer’s workshops, hosts author talks, oversees a “Bios for Senior Citizens” service project before Christmas, and supports writers who create a whole novel during National Novel Writing Month. Most importantly, Ink. writers – write! during every meeting. The club is moderated by Mrs. Herche (nherche@cghsnc.org) and is always on the lookout for writers and active listeners!

Currently, the Ink. Writing Club is holding a workshop series for writers. For more information, go to English Department News.