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David Clewell Memorial Event
4/12/2022 @ 5:30 PM CDT
Interdisciplinary Science Building-160 

8274 Big Bend Blvd St. Louis, MO 63119

The video is available at the bottom of the page.

Join us as we celebrate the life and work of David Clewell, longtime Webster faculty member and former Poet Laureate of Missouri. During his 35-year career at Webster University, David founded the Creative Writing Program, served as Missouri Poet Laureate, and taught generations of students with wisdom, devotion, and grace. Join us as we celebrate his life and work.

Support the David Clewell Visiting Writers Series

The Webster University Visiting Writers Series, founded by longtime poetry professor David Clewell in 1986, brings nationally and internationally renowned poets, fiction writers, and essayists to campus for readings each semester. Among our past visitors are Poets Laureate, National Book Award winners, Pulitzer Prize winners, Story Prize winners, and Booker Prize winners like Billy Collins, Philip Levine, Elizabeth McCracken, Naomi Shihab Nye, Lucia Perillo, George Saunders, and C.K. Williams.

The series will be renamed the David Clewell Visiting Writers Series at Webster University, in honor of our beloved teacher, friend, and colleague, who died in 2020. Your gift will ensure the growth of the series as we bring the next generations of writers to meet with our students and community here at the Webster Groves campus.

David in his office

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