The English Literature Society (ELS) is a student-run group that aims to connect Carleton students with literary interests to each other and to the greater Ottawa community through various events on and off campus. Organizing and promoting mixers, reading series, open mics, workshops, fundraisers, contests, and calls for submissions, the ELS is your source for all things literary. ELS events are free admission and open to all students, and are a great way to meet peers and English Department faculty alike in informal, social settings.

If you would like to find out about ELS events and other literary and cultural events in and around Ottawa, send an email with “subscribe” in the subject line to:, follow us on Facebook for regular updates, or check out the ELS website’s calendar.

Please email for more information on current ELS events.

Some Literary Links