The Literature Club
Our mission is to engage with the art of the written word both amongst ourselves and
within the greater community. We are open to anyone and everyone who shares a love
for literature and wishes to join in the promotion of reading and writing. Join us
for our regular meetings, for the Halloween Scary Story Night, the Dickens- themed
Christmas Party, and our other events throughout the year.
The Webster Writers’ Coalition
The Webster Writers' Coalition is a space for anyone in the Webster community to share
their creative writing. Our members will work together to read, discuss, and develop
each other's writing, as well as offer an encouraging environment for writers of any
level. The WWC was voted “Best New Club” at Webster University for 2022!
The Student Reading Series
One evening each Fall, we pack Pearson House to celebrate the work and words of some
of our outstanding student writers with readings of their fiction, poetry, and nonfiction.
Get there early — this event is typically standing-room-only.
The Green Fuse
Webster University's literary magazine is student-written, student-edited, and student-produced.
Since 1982, student editors have chosen the best fiction, poetry, drama, nonfiction,
and translations submitted each year by Webster students at the main campus and around
the world. Our students get Practicum Credit for editing The Green Fuse
The Mercury is the English Department's annual publication for faculty-selected papers and honors
theses.Our students receive Practicum Credit for serving as Mercury editorial assistants.
Our Clewell Poetry Library contains poetry collections and anthologies, craft books,
criticism, and poet biographies, and is a gift from former Webster poet David Clewell
to the students of Webster University. The library is located on the second floor
of Pearson House.
Our Lit-Mag Library is located on the basement level of Pearson House, and contains
hundreds of issues of the finest literary journals in America, constantly updated
through gifts from the Webster University English and Creative Writing faculty.
Students may borrow books from either library at any time. Take a book or a journal,
read it, enjoy it, bring it back, get another one.