Members of the Writers House community report in on recent events!
 

Lydia Shaw '22 on Bridget McNulty '05

On March 25, 2019, Franklin & Marshall alumna Bridget McNulty visited the Philadelphia Alumni Writers House to give her talk "13 Ways You Can Use Your Creative Writing Degree." Hailing from Cape Town, South Africa, McNulty describes herself as “a writer, a speaker, a content strategist, and a mom.” She has published two books: Strange Nervous...

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Jonny Teklit '21 on Bank Prize Judge Carolyn Ferrell

As part of the 2019 Bank Prize reading, on February 27th 2019 Carolyn Ferrell, author of short story collection Don’t Erase Me, led a craft talk at the Writer’s House titled “Against Perfection.” Inspired by a class that she is preparing to teach next year at Sarah Lawrence, Ferrell spoke at length about the pitfalls of being both a writer and...

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Allison Klei '21 on Erin Dorney & Tyler Barton

On the evening of January 31st, 2019, writers Erin Dorney and Tyler Barton returned home to Lancaster, PA to read pieces from their recently published respective works: I Am Not Famous Anymore: Poems After Shia Labeouf and The Quiet Part Loud. With many friends in the audience, the married couple discussed writing, recited poems and stories, and...

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Jo Bear '21 on 2018 Lapine Poetry Fellow Cade Leebron

"There is a ferocity to Cade Leebron’s writing. Something so beautiful in its honesty, in its brutality. There is no shying away from the muddled mess of truths in all their inglorious glory."

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Samantha Friedlander '20 on Hausman Lecturer Eileen Myles

On October 1, 2018, the Writer’s House and F&M welcomed Hausman Lecturer and celebrated poet and author, Eileen Myles. Myles is the author of more than 20 books, including several collections of poetry...

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Kimberly Brandolisio '20 on Marie Lamba

On March 29, Writers House welcomed Marie Lamba, author of three young adult novels, What I Meant..., Over My Head, and Drawn, as well as the upcoming picture book Green, Green. She is also an agent at the Jennifer De Chiara Literary Agency in New York City...

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Alex Faccibene '16 on Layne Amerikaner '07

On Monday, March 20th, Brooks College House and Writers House welcomed back Brooksian and F&M alumna Layne Amerikaner ‘07 for a talk. Speaking to a number of Lancaster community members and F&M students - including many Writing Center tutors - Amerikaner discussed the power of op-eds to ”galvanize a movement”...

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Kylie Logan '18 on Dana Amendola '82

Leave it to F&M to bring back one of its most successful alums to talk about how life after college doesn’t get easier, it just gets far more challenging in the most exciting way. . .  

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Lydia Storey '17 on Meagan Brothers

"Weird Girl and What’s His Name" answers the call for real substance and emotion at a pivotal era in history . . .   

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Bridget Johnston '18 on Meghan Kenny

On Monday, March 1, the Writers House introduced F&M students and faculty to Meghan Kenny, a brilliant local fiction writer.  

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Jason Mitchell-Boyask '16 on Jennifer Danielson '95

“What constitutes content?” At Above Average, content or stories can take many forms, and Danielson’s job is to help creators see and realize these many possibilities.

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