In 2007, Danielle DiGiacomo Ganek '85 came to the Writers House to read from her debut novel, Lulu Meets God and Doubts Him. Shortly after her visit, Ganek endowed the Writers House in support of student-driven projects. The Danielle DiGiacomo Ganek '85 Student Initiatives Fund is available to all Franklin & Marshall students who want to implement a reading- or writing-related project through the Writers House.
Each semester student volunteers from the Writers House don colorful hats, rabbit ears, ballerina skirts and other costumes to read children's classics, like the Cat in the Hat and Angelina Ballerina, to the littlest Fummers at the College Hill Children's Center. The Writers House makes a donation on behalf of the student readers.
To sign up for the fall 2009 children's Read-A-Thon,
please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Costumes, books, and satisfaction provided.