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 We Love 

Story 2/15/2021

Emerging Writers Festival Goes Virtual

The Emerging Writers Festival will feature online craft talks and readings from Feb. 18 to March 5. Learn more about featured writers and the virtual format. 

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Story 2/4/2021

Mira Jacob: Reading and Q&A

On Feb. 3, Philadelphia Alumni Writers House hosted a virtual Q&A with Mira Jacob, author of "Good Talk." Wise, funny, intimate, and incredibly timely, "Good Talk" is a graphic memoir in which Jacob...

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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. 

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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. 

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Browse more stories from the Philadelphia Alumni Writers House.

Follow Us!

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

What's Happening Now

March 03
event 3/3/2021

Emerging Writers Festiva Reading with T Kira Madden and...

Virtual Event

READING featuring Tiana Clark and Vanessa Angelica Villarreal Join from a PC, Mac, iPad,...

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March 04
event 3/4/2021

Emerging Writers Festival Craft Talk with Meghan O'Gieblyn

Virtual Event

Craft Talk with Meghan O'Gieblyn Join Zoom Meeting https://fandm.zoom.us/j/96183345007...

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March 05
event 3/5/2021

Emerging Writers Festival Craft talk with T Kira Madden

Virtual Event

Craft Talk with T Kira Madden Join Zoom Meeting https://fandm.zoom.us/j/96817210038...

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