Writers House is open to readers and writers of all stripes and departments. Being a member means that you are a part of anything and everything we do! You can attend events, join committees, go to parties, volunteer, or just lurk on our email list looking for publication opportunities.
Are you a current member of the Franklin & Marshall community – a student, staff member, faculty member, or alum – with a passion for reading and writing? Then join Writers House! The Writers House Community is a close-knit, far-flung group of writers and readers, and everyone in the F&M community is welcome. To get involved with one of our many programs and projects, or to just to get added to our email list, email Assistant Director Jo Underhill (firstname.lastname@example.org) to start receiving news right away!
Founded in 2003-2004, the Writers House community has established a number of beloved traditions over the years. These include Writers House Thanksgiving, the White Elephant, and our newest celebration, the Pi/es of March Party starting in 2018.
Welcome Back/End of Year Barbecues
It's important to kick off and end the year in style, and that's what we do with twice-annual parties full of open mics, raffles, readings, and plenty of food and fun.
Murder Mystery Parties
It's Writers House's spookiest tradition! In 2017, we began hosting an annual Halloween Murder Mystery full of fabulous costumes and enigmatic plots. Some have even been written by students!
Writers House Thanksgiving
Writers House Thanksgiving is the social event of the holiday season: a massive, potluck feast, with everything from turkey to tofurkey, from zucchini bread to soda bread, and anything else you can think of!
White Elephant Party
Anything is possible at the White Elephany Party. You might go home with a corn-husk duck, a giant ceramic cupcake, or an angel wearing an eyepatch: your trash could be someone else's treasure.
The Pi/es of March
In 2018, Writers House held its first ever Pi/es of March Party, a celebration of pi, pie, March birthdays and anniversaries, the Ides of March, and all round foods. This bash features pi-kus, a pi recitation contest, and plenty of pies!
The Philadelphia Alumni Writers House welcomes, inspires, feeds, teaches, shares, loves. Among pens, computers, dirty dishes, and good food, more than a community is evoked. It is here where the imagination has no limits and dreams meet reality. We believe that academic and artistic endeavors are fundamentally connected to everyday life. All are welcome to visit, listen, contribute, or just stay a while.