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Latest edition of CLAM displays students’ creative side despite production scare

Throughout Matthew Bowden’s Creative Writing class, students have been working on the Coppell Literary Art Magazine. The CLAM, after several mishaps, has been made successfully and is now on sale for $10.

Claire Clements, Staff Writer

May 24, 2018

Upon close inspection of the Coppell Literary Art Magazine, despite white pages, a plethora of colors in photos and colors is expressed in artistic poems and photos.   After five months of hard work, AP English lV teacher Matthew Bowden’s creative writing class celebrated its magazine with...

Annual book festival features internationally-acclaimed Clare, attracts Texas readers

The panel Villains & Vagabonds at the North Texas Teen Book Festival on Saturday at the Irving Convention Center featured authors Holly Black, Michelle Hodkin, Claire Legrand, E. Lockhart and Sabaa Tahir. The featured writers discussed villains’ motivations and anti heroes.

Pramika Kadari, Staff Writer

April 24, 2018

IRVING - With Cassandra Clare, author of the internationally-celebrated The Mortal Instruments series, attending the North Texas Teen Book Festival (NTTBF) this year, the attendee turnout was bound to be high.   The festival took place at the Irving Convention Center on Saturday included pan...

Writers gain opportunity to get feedback for work in creative writing club

Coppell High School junior Ahilesh Vasudaven and Marcus Munshi review over Ahilesh’s story before submitting to Coppell Literary and Art Magazine during creative club. The Coppell High School Creative Writing Club meets every Tuesday afternoon in C231.

Sofia Guerrero, Staff Writer

February 8, 2018

The room is quiet as students take turns reading aloud from their laptops or iPads. They are reading their short stories. After the student has finished reading, others give positive comments and suggestions.   Opportunities such as this are made possible through the Creative Writing Club at Coppell...

The hour has come: Hyndman publishes first novel

Young adult author Aimee Hyndman, Coppell High School graduate, addresses Matthew Bowden’s creative writing class on Aug. 26  about her upcoming book release on Sept. 7. Hyndman’s novel Hour Of Mischief was first drafted in her senior year.  Photo by Alexandra Dalton.

September 8, 2015

By Gabby Sahm Staff Writer @gabbysahm   A lot has changed since Aimee Hyndman graduated from Coppell High School in 2013. Now a junior at Coe College in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, she is about have her biggest dream come true.   She is having her first novel published.  ...

CLAM to return with artistic student-led publication

Creative writing teacher Matt Bowden teaches his fifth period class. All of Bowden's creative writing students are required to submit a work to the CLAM (Coppell Literary Arts Magazine) as part of their curriculum. The CLAM is currently taking submissions for the 2015 year.

January 29, 2015

By Shruthika Pochampally Staff Writer Every year, the CLAM (Coppell Literary Arts Magazine) produces a professional magazine produced by the students and for the students. With the help of GT/AP English IV and Creative Writing teacher Matt Bowden, writing students are given the opportunity to...

C.L.A.M. still accepting submissions

January 25, 2013

By Elizabeth Sims Staff Writer The Coppell Literary and Arts Magazine (C.L.A.M.) is still accepting original art, photo, poetry and prose for publication. Both students and staff members are welcome to submit their works. Submissions can be emailed to Matt Bowden at [email protected] with y...

Aspiring authors display their work on Wattpad

November 11, 2011

By Christina Burke Staff Writer Whether it’s a passion or a childhood dream, writing a book takes a creative, devoted person. Wattpad is a website created for new writers who wish to gain feedback on their work. It is available in many different formats, and according to the website, it is the m...

CGA annual creative writing competition

October 19, 2011

Tolu Salako Staff Writer CGA (Coppell Gifted Assosciation) is hosting their fourth annual creating writing competition. This opportunity is open for writers in grades 3-12 to CISD students. The deadline for writing pieces is on December 1, 2011 by noon. There are three writing entries that...

The C.L.A.M. is now available for pre-order

April 26, 2011

Kelly Stewart Staff Writer The CLAM is coming, the CLAM is coming! The CHS Coppell Literary Arts Magazine (CLAM) is now available for preorder this week for the low price of $12. The Creative Writing II class has been working hard all semester to bring you the collection of poetry, prose and pictures,...

Young Writers Award lets students spread their wings

September 30, 2010

Kelly Stewart Staff Writer The students of Coppell High School who love to write can now enter their work in the Bennington Young Writers Competition, which is hosted by Bennington College to encourage high school students to write. Students can submit their art into one of three categories; ...

The C.L.A.M. impresses from morning to night

May 10, 2010

by Ashley Attanucci Staff Writer It was first conceived in 1993 as Digambara, implying “standing naked”, then transformed into the Chrysalis, the transformation from caterpillar to butterfly. Finally, it evolved into the simple and catchy name we know today - Coppell Literary Arts Magazine, or...

C.L.A.M. pre-sales begin now

March 3, 2010

By Rebecca Fowler Staff Writer The Coppell Literary Arts Magazine, or the C.L.A.M., is the annual short story, prose, poetry and photography magazine produced by Coppell High School students and sold in the spring. All submissions have been received, and the magazine will be available after Spring Break.  However, pre-sales begin now. The C.L.A.M. is $12 if ordered before March 15 and $15 if purchased after. Contact Mr. Bowden...