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.
Spring 2020 Schedule of Events
Friday, February 14th
“A Little Million Doors: Poetry, Art, and the Sciences of Body and Mind (An Interdisciplinary Discussion).” Featured panelist: Chad Sweeney. Guilford Parlor. 3:15 to 4:15 p.m. (an English colloquium co-sponsored by Writers House).
Friday, February 21st
A Poetry Reading by Jeff Gundy. Mandel 108. 3:15 to 4:15 p.m. (an English colloquium co-sponsored by Writers House).
Fall 2019 Schedule of Events
Tuesday, November 5th
“Pulling from the Headlines: Poetry Written After Media,” a Roundtable Discussion featuring visiting poets Marcelo Hernandez Castillo and Javier Zamora, journalist James Sheeler, and Dr. Damaris Puñales-Alpízar. Guilford Parlor. 5:30 p.m.-6:45 p.m.
Friday, November 8th
A Poetry Reading by Xavier Zamora and Marcelo Hernandez Castilo. Senior Classroom, Tinkham Veale University Center. 3:15 to 4:15 p.m.
Saturday, November 16th
November Nonfiction Conference with Lawrence Lanahan, Judah Leblang, Sarah Lohman, and Charlotte Morgan. Clark Hall. 11:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (Literary Cleveland event co-sponsored by Writers House) https://www.litcleveland.org/classes-workshops/november-nonfiction-conference
Sunday, November 17th
Black Women Writing Cleveland. Ali Black, Charlotte Morgan, Michelle Smith, and Mary Weems. South Euclid-Lyndhurst Branch / William N. Skirball Writers’ Center / 1876 South Green Road / South Euclid, OH 44121. 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. https://english.case.edu/black-women-writing-cleveland/
Friday, November 22nd
“Playful Revision,” a Workshop with Michelle Koski and Brita Thielen. Bellflower Hall, Room 101. 12:45 to 2:00.