The English Department sponsors many lectures and creative writing readings. For details see the department calendar.
The following activities are specifically aimed at English majors.
Sigma Tau Delta
The English honor society requires that students be in the top 35% of their class (a 3.6 GPA) and have taken at least four English courses with a 3.4 average or better.
Each year the department awards prizes for critical writing, fiction writing, and poetry.
The Juggler, Notre Dame's oldest literary magazine, welcomes submissions from all students.
Re:Visions provides another outlet for creative writing by Notre Dame students.
The Notre Dame Literary Festival
Formerly the Sophomore Literary Festival, the Notre Dame Literary Festival welcomes prestigious authors to campus and gives current students a chance to read from their original work.
Notre Dame Shakespeare Festival
The acclaimed Notre Dame Shakespeare Festival annually stages one of the bard's plays and surrounds this event with related dramatic activities all timed for the opening of the academic year.