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The Writers House

The Writers House is dedicated to
creative writing, reading, and thinking.

We’re a place where poets, fiction writers, scholars, journalists, graphic novelists and filmmakers can connect with and inspire students, faculty, staff, and the wider community.

Think open mics, poetry slams, staged readings, Pulitzer-Prize-winning authors, emerging writers, a student-run literary journal, internships, pizza, space to hang out and write and read and wrestle with ideas.

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Upcoming Events

  • February 3: Tolle Lege Reception
    McQuade Library is very proud to present the 12th Annual Tolle Lege Reception.
    Please join us at the Writers House to honor members of our Merrimack community who have contributed to the Tolle Lege collection in the past academic year. 4 pm.
  • February 25: Coffeehouse
    Come to an Open Mic night at the Writers House: all are invited to bring a poem, song, film clip–or just come and applaud your friends. 4 pm.
  • March 19: Andrea Cohen & Danielle Jones-Pruett
    Poets Andrea Cohen and Danielle Jones-Pruett will share their recent work with the Merrimack community. 4 pm.
  • March 26: Charles Simic
    Charles Simic is an essayist, translator, and Pulitzer Prize-winning poet. He will join us in the Writers House to read and discuss his latest work. 4 pm.
  • March 31: Alice Fulton
    Award-winning author Alice Fulton will join us to read and discuss her work. 4 pm.
  • April 7: Gerald Stern & Anne Marie Marcari
    Gerald Stern reads from his new collection, Divine Nothingness, with Anne Marie Marcari, whose latest poetry collection is Red Deer. 4 pm.
  • April 14: Gail Caldwell
    Pulitzer Prize winner Gail Caldwell will be our spring Writer in Residence, made possible through generous support from the Andrea ’79 and Ken Robertson Writers House Innovation Fund. 4 pm.
  • April 21: Richard Wolff
    Richard Wolff will join us to read from his latest book, Taboo Broken: New Critical Writing About Capitalism. 4 pm.