Writers House is both an actual house and an idea. It was conceived with the intention of embracing all forms of writing, offering a place not only for campus writers to come together, but also reaching out to a larger, more regional writing community. Our goal is to give a voice to writers, to bring them together, to create networks, to foster conversation and encourage collaboration, and to support diverse, inclusive writing communities.
CWRU’s Writing Resource Center, housed in Bellflower Hall, has long served students engaged in academic writing through workshops and tutoring. It’s our intention to build on this foundation: to redesign our notion of writing within the university; to include other genres such as poetry, fiction, science writing, creative nonfiction, hypertext; to make writing at once more visible and more diverse; to address writing as both artifact and craft. Thanks in large part to a generous endowment gift from T. Dixon Long, former Dean of Western Reserve University and Professor Emeritus of Political Science, the Writing Resource Center and Writers House have a home in historic Bellflower Hall. We invite students, faculty, staff, and community to take part as both writers and readers in our inventive programming, workshops, and social events.