About Helicon

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.

Our name
Mount Helicon
was the home of the Muses, the site of their sacred springs, and the foreground to the exploits of figures such as Narcissus and Pegasus.

Poetry Staff

Laura Roth editor
Kate Kowalski
Sophie Rodosky
Ryan Varadi
Tiffany Wu
Rachael Zisk

Prose Staff

Tomer Cherki editor
Nerlande Adolphe
Caroline Chu
Mason McVeigh
Maria Valencia
Lucy Weidner

Arts Staff

Madie Jacobs editor
Alex Muller editor
Erika Barrios
Luke Cimarusti
Margaux MacColl
Nate Tracy-Amoroso

Marketing Staff

Nora Harris editor
Nicole Fallert

Chapin Liaison

Melanie De Vincentiis


Will Engellenner

Managing Editor

Katherine Steiner

Operations Editor

Isabel Hoffman

Faculty Advisor

Elzbieta Foeller-Pituch

Upcoming Events

Winter Launch Open Mike – March 8th 2018 at 7pm at Dittmar Gallery in Norris

Spring Submissions end March 30th – see our Submit page for more information!

Past events

Winter 2018 Issue Pre-Launch – Open Mike at Chapin Residential College

RCB & Helicon Present Artfest 2018

Winter 2017 Issue Launch – Open Mike at Dittmar Gallery