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, including The Nest, L.I.F.T., and the Sad Seniors Writing Group, and student publications such as Epilogue, Plume, and Badaboom 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 (, or stop by any time!


September 12
event 9/12/2018

Welcome Back BBQ & Open Mic

Writers House Reading Room

 Kick off the 2018-2019 school year in style with Writers House! Everyone is welcome: first years,...

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Story 5/7/2018

The 2018 Jerome Irving Bank Memorial Short Story Prize

 The 2018 Jerome Irving Bank Memorial Short Story Prize winner is Liam Chan Hodges '19. 

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Story 4/13/2018

Writing the Self: English Professor Reads from New Memoir

On one of the first warm nights of spring, Associate Professor of English Sands Hall delivered a joyful reading at Franklin & Marshall College from her recently released memoir, “Flunk. Start.:...

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Story 4/4/2018

Poets and Playwrights Help Kick Off 17th Emerging Writers...

Since 2002, the Franklin & Marshall College English Department’s marquee event, Emerging Writers Festival (EWF), has helped launch the careers of 85 writers. This year's event is April 4-6 and offers...

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