The Literary and Language Committee of Etcetera organises events that centre around literature and language. A crucial part of the events are the Book Clubs, where fun discussions about the text and author are held which is also a great opportunity to meet and interact with other students. Other fun examples are Language and Literature Game Nights, Books that will save your life (if you’re interested in hearing what your professors are reading), and Poetry Nights. As LLACE, you will also have opportunities to host workshops with the help of UvA professors; last year, LLACE hosted an essay writing workshop and a creative writing workshop that allowed students to learn but also interact with professors in a little bit of a different setting than the traditional classroom.
Become a committee member!
Are you interested in becoming a member of LLACE to help create fun and exciting events for Etcetera members?
As a member of LLACE, you participate in a committee meeting once a week to discuss and organise future events, which you will then host. You are expected to work in a team, come up with new ideas for events, and actively participate in organising events and participating in them. Being on a committee will build your team-building skills, as well as it is a great way to meet new people and get to know other English students. It is an extremely beneficial experience, as you will also develop skills in communication, creativity, and taking on a certain responsibility in organising events.
There are several positions available:
Chair: As the chair of a committee you are in charge of running the meetings and making sure every member is on track with their tasks. You are in charge of writing the agenda and sharing it with your committee members so everyone can prepare accordingly.
Secretary: The secretary handles the committee’s email and is responsible for contacting partners for collaborations. You are also in charge of taking notes during the meetings, to keep track of everything that is discussed and future tasks that need to be completed.
Promotional Manager: You will be in charge of the social media presence of your committee. This includes writing promotions for your events, as well as a review of the event. For posting this, you will be in touch with Etcetera’s Commissary of External Affairs, who will then post your promotion and reviews to our social media. It will also be your job to take pictures during the events to be published with your review.
Treasurer: The treasurer is handling the finances of the committee for which a fixed budget will be provided. This will be particularly important towards the end of the year when you’ll be organising a big event.
Current LLACE Members:
Chair – Casper van Soestbergen: Hi everyone, my name is Casper and I’m really looking forward to meeting y’all, so if you see me somewhere don’t be hesitant to start a conversation about romcoms, because I’ve probably seen them all.
Secretary & Treasurer – Eva Struc: Hey guys, my name is Eva!! I’m really looking forward to working with LLACE this year. Even though I have a low social battery I would love to listen to you and talk about confusion we call living, so don’t be afraid to come chat with me :))
Social Media Manager – Yana Chausheva: Hi! I’m Yana and I am absolutely and unapologetically obsessed with Donna Tartt (my three copies of “The Secret History” can prove that.) I also vibe with anything dark and Tim Burton-ish, really, so if you ever feel like talking about murder mysteries while sipping hot chocolate, come to me!