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Contact

  • College of Arts & Sciences

    • Humanities Division
    • Kapelski Learning Center, Room 302
    • tel: 610-499-4341
  • Janine Utell

    • Associate Professor and Chair of English
    • Kapelski Room 331
    • tel: 610-499-4527
    • jmutell@widener.edu

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Clubs & Organizations, English and Creative Writing

Program Highlight

reading during the flash mic

English Club Flash Mic

Students from the English Club share poetry and music during a lunchtime flash mic.

Upcoming Event

English and creative writer Autumn Heisler speaks at FUSE 2014 at Bennington College (Bennington, VT)

FUSE 2015 at Widener University

FUSE 2015, the fourth annual conference of The Forum for Undergraduate Student Editors , will be held at Widener University from November 5-7. Highlights include speakers from the professional publishing world, student and faculty presentations, a journal showcase, and an open mic. Submit a proposal and register for the conference now .

Getting involved couldn’t be easier for English and creative writing majors at Widener. For example, students develop real-world editorial experience by working for a variety of university publications. This kind of “learning-by-doing” atmosphere allows Widener students to develop workplace leadership skills that stay with them beyond their four years of college.

Below are a few English and creative writing clubs and organizations offered to students at Widener.

English Club

The English Club is all about the appreciation and celebration of English, creative writing, and literature. It provides an outlet for students to help their peers with writing and literature studies and also showcases the arts scene on campus and in the Philadelphia area by sponsoring open mics, game nights, and other English-related social events.

Widener Ink

Widener Ink, a literary journal published each spring, takes student submissions of fiction, poetry, nonfiction, drama, and art. Additionally, working on the journal's staff gives students hands-on experience in editing and publishing. Read a recent issue.

Blue & Gold

While the Blue & Gold isn’t your traditional newspaper, it is the hub for student news and media at Widener. The website upholds the goals and standards of a traditional media outlet, but in a new way that embraces the digital age.

Lone Brick Theatre Company

The Lone Brick Theatre Company is new to Widener's campus. All students, faculty, and staff are encouraged to join in this up-and-coming theater company. Check out some pictures from a recent performance.