It’s none of their business that you have to learn to write. Let them think you were born that way.” – Ernest Hemingway

MC-Ink is Maritzburg College’s creative writing society. The name hints at the word-play loved by the members – our combined passions of writing, reading, conversing and learning are given a creative and dynamic space in which to grow. The group has expanded since inception and now has over two dozen members.

MC-Ink work is being recognised throughout our community. Our poems have appeared in the bi-weekly bulletin, and each week our members recite their poetry in assembly!

MC-Ink meetings serve to provide inspiration and guided development to offer creative learners the opportunity to improve their writing while having fun. We are always on the lookout for relevant competitions and help the boys with their submissions.

We have attended both Poetry Africa and Time of the Writer where our writers are not only exposed to literary professionals, but also have the opportunity to attend writing workshops and open mike sessions.

Our dream for MC Ink is to develop it further. So far a small but committed group has been working towards this goal. New writers are always welcome, and in MC Ink, there is no such thing as writer’s block or a bad idea!