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Litsoc

Litsoc

The Literary Society is one of the University of Otago's oldest clubs - records date back to the late 1800s. The modern incarnation of this historic club is LitSoc, which has been assembled and ran by a dedicated group of English majors and minors interested in creating, distributing, and discussing literature in and around Otago - as well as contributing to a vibrant and passionate discussion about the role of literature and the Arts in society. The club releases the Scribbler - a annual literary journal that was biannual until 2017 - which contains poetry, short stories, essays, articles, and some art. It is the direct descendant of the Otago University Review - formerly New Zealand's oldest running literary journal. The club meets weekly for writing workshops, and also puts on regular quiz nights, wine and cheese evenings, film screenings, and other similar events. LitSoc is looking at expanding activities in the future. The second semester of 2018 has a range of events upcoming, and the club also promotes local events around Dunedin such as the New Zealand Young Writers' Festival in September, and the Robert Burns Fellowship 60th Anniversary celebration. No no way, shape, or form do you have to be an English student to join LitSoc. We invite students from all disciplines interested in a local discussion around literature to join the club and become an integral part of the UNESCO-recognised Dunedin literary community.