Helicon Literary & Arts Magazine was the brainchild of three students in Mary Kinzie’s 1979 poetry sequence. Lisa Getter, Christina Calvit, and Michael Steele wanted to provide Northwestern with a regularly published literary magazine that could showcase the artistic work of the student body. Helicon began in and is affliated with Chapin, the Humanities Residential College, and is funded by the Office of Residential Academic Initiatives. The first issue appeared in the spring of 1980.
Helicon’s 40th anniversary will arrive in spring 2020. Pictured above is Lisa Getter, co-founder of Helicon, who sat down for an interview with Helicon in honor of its 40th anniversary.
Listen to co-founder Lisa Getter tell the story of Helicon’s creation and her life post-graduation as a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist:
Rachael Zisk editor
Grace Gay editor
Margaux MacColl editor
Stay tuned for Helicon events in the fall!
Helicon & RCB present Artfest 2019
Interview with Lisa Getter Winter 2019
Spring Issue 2019 Launch and Open Mic
Evanston Literary Festival Book Fair Spring 2019
Spring 2018 Launch – Open Mic at Bookends and Beginnings
Spring 2018 Event – Humans of Helicon at Chapin Residential College
Winter 2018 Issue Launch – Open Mic at Dittmar Gallery
Winter 2018 Issue Pre-Launch – Open Mic at Chapin Residential College
RCB & Helicon Present Artfest 2018
Winter 2017 Issue Launch – Open Mic at Dittmar Gallery