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 4/11/2022

Emerging Writers Festival Celebrates 20th Anniversary

The 20th annual Emerging Writers Festival takes place April 13 to 15 at F&M. The on-campus event features craft talks and readings from visiting writers. 

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Story 3/16/2022

Bank Prize Winner Jeremy Mauser Reflects on Writing

"I'm inspired by the small, seemingly insignificant moments that can capture real emotion in a narrative," said F&M senior Jeremy Mauser, winner of  this year’s Jerome Irving Bank Memorial Short...

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Story 10/22/2021

Comic Book Unflattens the Norm

“We will study and we will play and we will see that those activities aren’t so different.” At this week’s Common Hour, Eisner-winning comics author Nick Sousanis discussed his doctoral dissertation—...

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Story 10/8/2021

Author Reflects on Anti-Racist Writing Workshop

In the latest campus Common Hour, author Felicia Rose Chavez laid bare the politics of privilege that historically silence writers of color.

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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

October 05
event 10/5/2022

Writers House Community Meeting

633 College Avenue

Join us for our next commune meeting! We will be discussing Writers House  programs and initiatives...

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October 21
event 10/21/2022

Craft Talk on Creative Non-fiction with Sands Hall

633 College Avenue

 In addition to her fiction and play writing, Sands Hall is an accomplished essayist and memoirist...

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October 24
event 10/24/2022

Craft Talk on Writing and Publishing for Children with Sana...

633 College Avenue

 Sana Rafi is a Pakistani American author A Mermaid Girl (2022) and Little Seeds of Promise (2021)....

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