JJC’s LIT(erature) Club, advised by Tonetta Jones, is more than just a traditional book club. With meetings every Thursday from 1-2 p.m. in the Office of Student Activities (OSA), the club is constantly active with community projects, read-outs and many other events happening on campus.
Jacob Bell, third year student and co-leader of the LIT Club, stated that many seem to think of the club as just a book club, but there are different aspects to it. All forms of literature are involved when it comes to a read-out; a discussion about a specific universal theme.
“You bring a piece of literature that you enjoy, whether it be music, poetry, a news article or a novel and you read it to the group,” sophomore and co-leader Kyla Egizio said. “I love this because this gives everyone a chance to say, ‘wow, I read this thing and it blew my mind…let me share it with all of you.’”
Two out of the four meetings a month are for read-outs while the other two meetings are to discuss plans for upcoming events the club is involved in, including their one community service project per semester.
“We still have to vote on our project,” Bell said. “We’re currently between Fosterpalooza and Giftmart, which are both really great.”
Aside from community service projects, the LIT Club participates in campus events with other JJC clubs. Past events they have been involved in were the trunk-or-treat event and the JJC Wellness Fair to raise awareness for intellectual health.
Bell states, “The LIT Club is here to spread the love of knowledge to other people. Nobody reads too much anymore with technology, but this club motivated me to enjoy school while working towards my own personal development and growth.”
For more information stop by the OSA office, check out the club’s Instagram page or contact Jones.
Submitted and written by McKenzie Berghuis, a student at JJC.