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The Writers House

Upcoming Events

Upcoming Events

  • Feb. 27: John Kaag
    John Kaag reads from his critically acclaimed new book, American Philosophy: A Love Story.
  • March 7: Open Mic
    Read a poem or a story, sing a song, show a film clip, tell a joke, share something you’ve made. All welcome. 6 pm.
  • March 23: Jill McCorkle
    Jill McCorkle, the acclaimed author of Life After Life, Going Away Shoes, and eight other novels and story collections, will be our spring Writer-in-Residence. 4 pmThis programming made possible through generous support from the Andrea ’79 and Ken Robertson Writers House Innovation Fund.

  • March 28: Rohina Malik
    Rohina Malik is a critically acclaimed Chicago playwright and performance artist. She will perform her one-woman play, Unveiled, which, explores racism, hate crimes, love, language, and the Islamic faith. Please note that this event will take place in Cascia Hall at 5:30 pm.

  • March 29: Azara Santiago Rivera
    Azara Santiago Rivera is a professor and director of the Mental Health Counseling Program at Merrimack College. She will discuss her latest research regarding counseling and diversity. 4 pm.
  • April 4: Tyehimba Jess
    Tyehimba Jess’s first book of poetry, leadbelly, was a National Poetry Series Award winner. He will read from his new collection, Olio. 4 pm.
  • April 19: Robert Orsi
    Robert Orsi will discuss his most recent book, History and Presence. 4 pm.