Writer: Sean Wesen, '22
This week, I had the distinct pleasure of interviewing Meggi Blazeska. Meggi was raised in Skopje, North Macedonia. Currently, she is the External Secretary for the Rutgers Creative Writing club. She is majoring in Economics, minoring in Creative Writing and Entrepreneurship, and will graduate in 2022. We talked about her history with writing, thoughts on the club, publishing opportunities, and much more.
Q: How long has writing been a part of your life?
A: I've always loved to read. I was one of those kids who would sit in the corner and read rather than play with everyone else. I now know I'm not the only one like that, but I thought that was very weird at the time. I loved to read, but I never considered myself a writer. Then I went to high school and my friend recommended this website, Wattpad, where random people would publish their works and people could leave comments on it. I loved the concept, and decided I wanted to give it a shot. And so I started writing stories in my first year of high school, and ever since I've just stuck with writing.
Q: What would people be surprised to find out about you?
A: Well, I'm into astrology and I've been trying to incorporate that into my writing more, which has been difficult because I haven't found the right connection yet. I would love to write a novella that incorporates astrology into it's story telling.
Q: What draws you to astrology?
A: I got into it in high school, and it helped me to understand people on a deeper level. I don't really have any friends who are as interested as I am, but I like to read posts about astrology on twitter. I use it to make connections with others and to help me understand people or things that happen to the people around me.
Q: As a member of the e-board for the Creative Writing club, how you would describe the Rutgers Creative Writing club?
A: Definitely chaotic, but in a very good way. It's a very fun place to be. We focus on the writing of course, but we also focus on friendships and activities that help us to connect better with other members. Even if we're writing in different genres, we're all writers, so the club is not just about writing, but also about about people. I started attending in November 2019, and that was one of the first times I came out of my shell. I was very socially anxious so it really helped me make new friends. It also helped me get more inspiration to write because I had been lacking that inspiration to write again.
Q: This might be tough, but what would you say is the best part about club?
A: Oof, that is a tough one. If I had to choose it would probably be the workshop because every time someone shares something, it is my favorite piece that I've ever read every single time. We have so many amazing writers in club and everyone who chooses to share or chooses to listen and read, is an amazing writer. That's really why I love workshop the most.
Q: What might people be surprised to learn about club?
A: There are a lot of clubs at Rutgers, and many of them are just "club, club events, club activities, go home." But Creative Writing club isn't just about the club itself, but also about going out, making plans with other people to write together, or even just hang out. It's about the connections made along the way.
Q: What publishing opportunities do you guys offer?
A: Through club you can have your piece workshopped, then you can submit it to our blog ( and have your submission published online. We also accept any other writing you do during club, including activities. There are other opportunities that are not hosted by the club, but we can help guide students towards some, including the Writers House Review, an online literary journal supported by the Writers House and the English department. There is also the Rutgers Review which is an arts and culture publication. We recently received a request from the literary magazine The Anthologist who are looking for writing, art, and photography submissions for their next issue.
Q: If a student decided they wanted to join club right now, where would you point them to?
A: Firstly, the Get Involved page for sure. You can also reach us at all our social media channels (Instagram) and
Facebook, and especially our Discord page. You should also reach out to us so we can add you to our newsletter. Since we are doing a hybrid model, checking the newsletter is a great way to know whether our next meeting is in person or online. It is also a good way to keep up with the locations of our in person meetings since they tend to change from week to week. Meetings are Thursdays from 9-11 PM.
Q: You don't have to have attended previous meetings to join?
A: Right, you can come to our literal next meeting and we'll be happy to have you.
Q: Is there anything I didn't ask that you wanted to talk about?