Welcome to Writers House

All are welcome to visit, listen, contribute, or just stay a while.

Tucked within the arts quadrant on the campus of Franklin & Marshall College, the Writers House is an actual house complete with comfy couches, a kitchen, and a fireplace. We serve as a literary performance space for the college community; a podium for hundreds of world-class and emerging authors; an incubator for student-run publications and programs; a classroom for writing-related courses; and a hub for creative innovation on campus.

Whether you’re a writer, a reader, or a performer, there are an infinite number of ways to get involved with Writers House. There are plenty of writing workshops and club meetings, and student publications such as Epilogue, Fem&M, and boy-band are always looking for editors and contributors.

For more information on all things Writers House, or to just get added to our email list, contact Jo Underhill (junderhi@fandm.edu), or stop by any time!


Writers House Virtual Thanksgiving

Writers House  Virtual Thanksgiving Invitaion
Writers We Love 

Jericho Brown

Former Emerging Writer from the 2010 Emerging Writers Festival and 2020 Pulitzer Prize winning poet Jericho Brown visited the Writers House virtually over True Blue Weekend. Click below for an article about his poetry reading and workshop, 

Jericho Brown at F&M

Sandra Cisneros

Sandra Cisneros is a poet, short story writer, novelist and essayist who is probably best known for her classic, coming-of-age novel, The House on Mango Street. She visited F&M as the 2019 Mueller Fellow and sent a message for the class of 2020.  

Click for more

Spring 2020: Virtual Programs!

Welcome to the Writers House Social Distance Salon!

In an effort to convene and support F&M's writing and reading community in virtual space, every Wednesday between March 25 and May 6 we will post a brief performance by a member of the Writers House community.

Some of these events will be video-recorded, and others will be interactive. Some of the readers will be well known to you, and others will be strangers you'll want to make into friends. We encourage you to send questions and comments.

You can find all of these videos collected on our Facebook and Instagram accounts!


Every Tuesday and Thursday from  March 24th until May 7th (and beyond?!), members of the Writers House Community will be taking over our Instagram!  

Tune in every week to follow along with students, alumni, faculty, and staff. If you're interested in taking over, email House Coordinator Alex Faccibene at afaccibe@fandm.edu

Writers House has teamed up  with F&M Communications to write a collaborative story! 

Each Thursday, the F&M Instagram posts a prompt in their stories, and we need YOU to contribute the next line. You can reply directly to the post or send them a message with your suggestion.

Follow along every week!

Story 11/12/2020

Why Writing 10 Failed Poems is Best Thing to Happen to You

A decade after visiting Franklin & Marshall College, poet Jericho Brown returned with a Pulitzer Prize and invaluable wisdom about giving your poetry a second chance. 

Read More
Story 11/12/2020

Irish Poet Discusses Lessons Learned in Conflict Resolution

It was poignant that Pádraig Ó Tuama spoke at Franklin & Marshall College’s Common Hour on Nov. 11, a day that has honored the men and women who fought and died in war since 1918. 

Read More
Writers House Social Distance Salon
Story 4/30/2020

Writers House Series Hosts Jonathan Groff

Actor Jonathan Groff fielded student questions about Hamilton, Frozen and pursuing your passion. Watch his Q&A and learn about his favorite spots near campus.  

Read More