The Cornell College Center for the Literary Arts celebrates the study, teaching, and creation of writing that explores human experience, communicates insight, embodies inspiration, and transmits value. To that end, it fosters the cultivation of imaginative writing and communication across disciplines.

Van Etten-Lacey House

The center is housed in the Van Etten-Lacey House, a charming building with a long tradition of creative activity, and it supports a variety of programs that bring distinguished visiting writers to campus for courses, workshops, and readings.

Student Organizations

The Van Etten-Lacey House is also home to our two student organizations, the Student Literary Arts Board (SLAB), which organizes literary activities on campus, and the literary and arts journal Open Field. Students interested in joining SLAB as general members should contact the current president:

SLAB Officers, 2021-22

Renee Robinson, President and Treasurer
Christian Bellmore, Vice President and Web Publicist
Taylor Tracy, Print Publicist and Secretary