UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN River Falls

UWRF Literary Society

The UWRF Literary Society


"I have never let my schooling interfere with my education."
  --Mark Twainlink, US humorist, novelist, short story author, & wit (1835-1910)

"I was working on the proof of one of my poems all the morning, and took out a comma. In the afternoon I put it back again."
  --Oscar Wildelink, Irish dramatist, novelist, & poet (1854-1900)


Literary Society's focus is to provide a release from academic stress and pressures through activities, bring together students who have similar interests, provide moral support, and learn about opportunities in the English field. And we are always ready to have a good time.


Members typically meet to set up activities twice a month in the South Hall, 2nd floor study lounge at 5pm on Thursdays. At other times, members can be found studying, engaging in deep conversation, or sleeping on the sofas in the student lounge. Literary Society members often leave messages on the lounge chalkboard for fellow students; many Literary Society members joke that they live in the lounge more than at their homes.

Activities include:

  • Attending the Guthrie Theater
  • Pizza and movie nights
  • Field trips to regional areas of interest
  • Parties involving food and heavy or light conversation
  • Cook-outs at the park and the beach
  • Literary lunches
  • Promoting English-related campus activities

Though our name may suggest that we sit around spouting Shakespearean sonnets and lines of great literary worth, we do not. Our daily routine is saturated with literature, so we choose not to add any more to it in a social scene...  Though, there is nothing stopping anyone from doing so!