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Literary Clubs

If your interests are in creative writing, journalism, or talking with people about books, Widener has an array of literary art courses and clubs. Students participate in student-run journals, Widener Ink and The Blue Route, the English Club, or the Blue&Gold, Widener students’ online news source.

Additionally, the College of Arts & Sciences brings a notable writer to campus every semester for the creative writing department's Distinguished Writers Series. Past honorees include George Saunders, Don Lee, and Elise Blackwell.

Widener Ink

Every year, students at Widener put together the print literary journal Widener Ink. Publishing each spring, the journal features creative writing and art submitted by the students. Students interested can join the staff of Widener Ink and edit and design the book prior to publication. Read a recent issue.

For more information, contact Widener Ink Advisor Ken Pobo at

The Blue Route

Similar to Widener Ink, The Blue Route is an online literary journal staffed by Widener students. The staff edits work submitted by undergraduate students from across the nation. Those interested can take on many roles, including blogger, editor, and reader.

For more information, contact Blue Route Advisor Michael Cocchiarale at Also, visit the journal's Facebook and Twitter pages.


Blue & Gold: Widener University’s Student Media Site is the leading source of news for students at Widener. Those interested in journalism, videography, or photography can join the staff of the Blue & Gold and present news stories in the arts and entertainment, sports, health and science, and review sections of the site.

For more information, contact Blue & Gold Advisor Sam Starnes at Also, visit the site's Twitter and YouTube pages.

English Club

The English Club at Widener meets every month to set up open-mics and discuss other literary activities. In the past, the club has had literature trivia nights and took a trip to Baldwin’s Book Barn in West Chester. The club also helps run the English blog, Widener English.