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WKU English Club

The WKU English Club is a student-run organization open to new members and new ideas. You don't even have to be an English major to join, only share our passion for literature, writing, and the humanities.


Every other Monday at 4:30 in the student lounge (CH 124). (updated spring 2017)

Off campus readings to be announced


  • Weekly meetings to discuss activities, share ideas, and socialize

  • Used Book Sales

  • "Open-Mic" Readings

  • Workshops and discussions of student writing


book sale


Goldenrod is the English Club's annual poetry festival in which students submit up to five poems for consideration. After submissions are turned in, the English Club will narrow the poems down to ten finalists. The poems will then be submitted to a guest poet for final judging. The guest poet provides all ten finalists with a workshop and focuses specifically on their submitted works.


Maggie Woodward was the 2017 guest poet.

The 2017 Golden Rod Winners were:

  • 1st place: Natalie Rickman
  • 2nd place: Emily Houston
  • 3rd place: Heather Borders


Gary McDowell was the 2016 guest poet.

The 2016 Goldenrod Winners were:

  • 1st place: Josh Arend
  • 2nd place: Taylor Reyes
  • 3rd place: Bridget Yates


Saeed Jones was the 2015 guest poet, who was present via Skype. 

The 2015 Goldenrod Winners were:

  • 1st place: Derek Ellis
  • 2nd place: Jared Johnson
  • 3rd place: Isiah Fish

Matt Hart was the 2014 guest poet for the tenth anniversary of Goldenrod.

The 2014 Goldenrod winners were:

  • 1st place: Ashley Coulter
  • 2nd place: Kate Warren-Westbrook
  • 3rd place: Richard Heyne


Nickole Brown was the 2013 guest poet.

The 2013 Goldenrod winners were:

  • 1st place: Tracy Jo Ingram
  • 2nd place: Maggie Woodward
  • 3rd place: Elizabeth Gatten

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 Last Modified 7/19/18