David Clewell Visiting Writers Series

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David Clewell conceived the Visiting Writers Series back in 1987, over the years bringing more than 50 writers to Webster University to share their work and expertise with creative writing students.

Named in his memory, the David Clewell Visiting Writers Series continues to provide Webster students the invaluable experience of hearing public readings by nationally and internationally renowned writers, poets, playwrights and other literary luminaries, including recipients of prestigious accolades such as the Pulitzer Prize, National Book Award, Booker Prize and U.S. Poets Laureate. Not only do they give a public reading of their work, but they engage students through one-on-one mentoring – further enriching students’ experiences. 

The Impact You’ll Make

Donations of any amount are deeply appreciated as they contribute to our efforts of bringing prolific writers to our Webster Groves campus with little or no cost to them, including speakers’ fees, travel & accommodations and meals.

Thank you for your consideration of furthering David Clewell’s legacy. Your gift will ensure that we can continue providing this meaningful opportunity that both creatively inspires and teaches students valuable professional skills.

Learn more and watch recent readings from the David Clewell Visiting Writers Series here.

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