Belles Lettres Literary Society

The Belles Lettres Literary Society (est. 1786) is the oldest student organization at the College and one of the oldest literary societies in the country.

Belles Lettres is the parent organization of Dickinson's literary magazine, The Dickinson Review. Staffed entirely by students, TDR features poetry, prose and art from Dickinson students, faculty, and staff.  

Other Belles Lettres activities include readings and workshops, as well as events with visiting writers and editors and the occasional literary field trip. 

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