Student Groups

Undergraduate English Association

The Undergraduate English Association (UEA) is a student organized group which exists to promote and build the literary community on campus. Our services and organized events are open to not only English majors but those with general literary interests. A variety of activities are held throughout the year, including a monthly book club, open mic nights, local volunteer outreach, professor coffee klatches, and themed speaker panels. On occasion we take organized trips, and we also serve as a liaison between students and the English administration.


A student run literary magazine that focuses on creating an inclusive writing community on campus, bringing Creative Writing majors and writing-interested students from any major together in workshops, readings, and other events.

For more information, please email

The Slam Society

The Slam Society is Northwestern University's open forum on performance poetry. The Slam Society follows a "flashmob poetry" philosophy where audiences can manifest wherever there are performers. The Slam Society offers no prizes or rewards for participation in its events but rather hopes that by holding events for amateurs and veterans alike, sponsoring trips to poetry readings in the community, and spreading the appreciation of spoken word the poets among us can perform their original works to welcoming and supportive audiences to develop their talents.

Our events take place across Northwestern's campus. All outdoor readings occur without the use of microphones or any form of amplification. After an open mic portion (sans mic), we hold a slam at each event. Judges are randomly selected and anyone is welcome to compete.

Faculty advisor: Averill Curdy

No Strangers to Fiction

No Strangers to Fiction is Northwestern's peer workshopping group. Find us on Facebook to learn about our meeting times and our creative writing outings.