Sterling Allen Brown English Society (SABES)

The Sterling Allen Brown English Society (SABES) is an officially recognized on-campus organization whose goal is to build community among English students and lovers of literature and related fields.

It does so by creating opportunities for extracurricular enrichment, with events including open mics, film screenings with panel discussions, and book talks, as well as workshops by English professors and other faculty, lectures, and social activities such as an English-themed game night. 

SABES also undertakes volunteer and service activities, and it produces an online newsletter entitled Sterling Notes. Events hosted by SABES vary based on membership input and desire, and past events have included group attendance of a play, hosting a recognized poet, having a book drive, holding a book club, and sponsoring a writing contest for middle school students. 

Membership and offices in the Society are open to students from across the university, and all are welcome to SABES events.


Contact Dr. Yasmin DeGout, the faculty advisor of SABES, at

You can also visit the Sterling Notes Blog or follow them on Twitter: @HUsabes