March 26, 2020. Though we're far apart, doing our bit in the social-distancing cause, we want to continue our community even at a distance. First, we're extending our Spring Writing Contest's deadline. We hope you'll write something Wacky to submit! And check this space for further remote lit events TBA...

March 18, 2020. The University has announced that classes will be conducted online for the remainder of the Spring 2020 semester. All UI events are likewise cancelled. This means that the UI English Society will not meet again this semester. We were so looking forward to our planned events after spring break. We are sad & disappointed that we won't be able to see our lovely members again in person until the fall. To our seniors and emeriti: thank you for your friendship & service to the Society. To our underclassmen: we hope to see you again in safer times— we're looking forward to a great (though hopefully less chaotic) semester in the fall!

Upcoming Events

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The theme for this semester’s English Society Writing contest is Wacky! Wacky is anything that is downright bizarre, pushes the limits, and sizzles with idiosyncrasy. Submissions are due to studorg-english-society@uiowa.edu by March 29.
We are pleased to announce that we are now accepting applications to four English Society officer positions for the 2020-21 academic year.

About the Society

The UI English Society is a literary student organization open to literary-minded undergraduates of all majors and disciplines. While EngSoc's membership is primarily English majors, it is not exclusive. There are no dues and invite we everyone to come to our open events! You can reach us by email at studorg-english-society@uiowa.edu, on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.

Other Opportunities

The UI Chapter of ATI, the English Honors Society, is hosting their first-ever undergrad colloquium! They invite students to give a 20-25 minute presentation on a paper that they have written for an English class, followed by a brief Q&A. Presenters need not be English majors.