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
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, firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
Faculty Advisor: Susan Edele, MFA, email@example.com
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, firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
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.
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.
Past Fields Award Winners:
2018: Alexa Pressley (pictured)
2017: Nate Applebaum
2016: Hao Nguyen
2015: Samantha Glenn
2014: Lilian Gold
2013: Emily Adair