Literature Society

Welcome to the ANU Literature Society (LitSoc)!

Been a while since you read a book? Want to rant to someone about a book? Do you spend too much money on books? 

Do you like to write creatively for fun? Have you got a draft novel saved somewhere on a hard drive? Does the idea of being a lonely, struggling writer riding solo not really appeal to you? 

OR, have you just signed up for an English, Screen or Drama Studies course at the ANU? Are you a veteran in this discipline, staring at the empty tutorial room, wondering where to find your peers? 

We are an ANUSA affiliated society working to build a comfortable community of ANU literature lovers. While are are technically the English/Drama/Screen Studies discipline society, we welcome everyone, especially folks who may not have the chance to fit any English studies into their degree, but kinda wish they could. 

These are just some of the things we do:

  • Monthly Book Club! The juiciest, most entertaining book club on campus, guaranteed.
  • Other social reading such as reading by the lake, trips to bookstores and writers' festivals or just coffee/tea and chit chats about books. 
  • Social writing events like Write Nights and Drafternoons, collaborations with Woroni, Harry Hartog and plenty of other amazing groups. 
  • An annual writing project for writers to develop their skills and gain experience editing and compiling long written pieces as a group.
  • Updates on local reading and writing opportunities, such as events or call-outs for authors.
  • Literary-themed cocktail parties and boozy picnics!
  • Second-hand book swaps and sales.
  • Fostering stronger connections between staff, students and future employers in this discipline. 

We don't have anything planned right now but check back soon!




We acknowledge the Ngunnawal and Ngambri people as the Traditional Custodians of the land on which ANUSA operates.
We recognise the continuing connection to lands, waters, and communities of all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.
We pay our respect to Elders, past and present, and commit to standing with our first nations people.

Contact ANUSA (02) 6125 2444