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What can you get involved in outside of class when you're an English major at Lindenwood? You've got several options!

Creative Writing Club

Creative Writing Club, Spring 2017

This club meets regularly to plan out and host literary events and readings on campus. The club is here for those students who love to write and want to be around others who feel the same way. Last semester, the club held a workshop to prepare pieces for submission to an undergraduate literary journal in North Carolina. This Spring semester 2017, they are holding another workshop during weekly meetings, Wednesdays, 2-3, in the Writing Center in the library. It is informal and relaxed, open to any and all who love to write.

Faculty Advisor: Alex Balogh, MFA,


Arrow Rock

Arrow Rock is Lindenwood University's student-run literary journal, published annually or biannually. Students can enroll in the course to learn about journal production, from coming up with an issue theme, soliciting for contributors, selecting, editing, and organizing submissions, to designing the layout. Students can also have the opportunity to get their work published in the journal. Arrow Rock is committed to promoting and providing a mature environment for Lindenwood University students to publish quality fiction, creative nonfiction, poetry, plays, and artwork, while showcasing the integrity and individual talents of each writer or artist.

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Faculty Advisor: Susan Edele, MFA,


Sigma Tau Delta

English majors at Lindenwood can become members of the Kappa Beta chapter of Sigma Tau Delta, the international English honor society. Learn more about Sigma Tau Delta here. Membership is through invitation, though individuals can read through these membership requirements and then contact our faculty advisor for consideration.

Faculty Advisor: Melissa Ridley Elmes, PhD, 


Student Writing Awards

Every year, the Department of English offers three writing awards in which students compete for recognition. Winners are announced at the annual Honors Convocation.

Please follow our Facebook page for updates on these competitions!


The Linda L. Ross Creative Writing Award:  Open to students at the sophomore level or above. This award goes to the student who, in the judgment of the English faculty, has submitted the best creative writing that year.  

Kara Neely, 2017 Ross Award Winner

Past Ross Award Winners:

2018: Elizabeth Peterson

2017: Kara Neely (pictured)

2016: Valentina Tablante

2015: Zachary M. Alley

2014: Cole Figus

2013: Cole Figus 


The Howard Barnett Essay Award:  Open to students at the sophomore level or above.  This award goes to the student who, in the judgment of the English faculty, has written the best essay of the year.

Howard Barnett Essay Award Winner Katherine Gierer

Past Barnett Award Winners:

2018: Katherine Gierer (pictured)

2015: Rebecca Ann Spaggiari 

2014: Katelyn Preuss

2013: Lauren Terbrock


The Jean Fields Award:  Open to freshmen students only. This award goes to the freshman who, in the judgment of the English faculty, has produced the best essay OR the best creative writing that year.

Fields Award Winner Alexa Pressley

Past Fields Award Winners:

2018: Alexa Pressley (pictured)

2017: Nate Applebaum

2016: Hao Nguyen

2015: Samantha Glenn 

2014: Lilian Gold 

2013: Emily Adair



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