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.
September 17: Jorie Graham
Jorie Graham is the author of numerous collections of poetry, including Place, Sea Change, Never, Swarm, and The Dream of the Unified Field: Selected Poems 1974-1994, which won the 1996 Pulitzer Prize for Poetry.
October 2: Henry Petroski
Henry Petroski is the Aleksander S. Vesic Professor of Civil Engineering at Duke University and the author of many books, including, most recently, To Forgive Design: Understanding Failure. He will read and talk about his work. 4 pm.
October 7: Nick Flynn
Nick Flynn has worked as a ship’s captain, an electrician, and as a case-worker with homeless adults. He is a poet, playwright, and has published three memoirs. His most recent book, The Reenactments, chronicles his experience during the making of Being Flynn, a film based on his acclaimed 2004 memoir and starring Robert De Niro.
October 15: Andrew Senchak
Andrew Senchak will speak about 9/11 and the financial crisis. Senchak is head of investment banking at Keefe, Bruyette & Woods Inc. and serves as a director of WeatherWise USA, Inc., as well as the National September 11 Memorial & Museum at the World Trade Center Foundation, Inc. He is also a member of the board of trustees of the World Trade Center Memorial Foundation. 4 pm.
Nov. 12-14: Adrian Nicole LeBlanc
Journalist Adrian Nicole LeBlanc received a MacArthur Award for her best-selling book, Random Family, a riveting insider’s narrative of love, drugs, trouble, and coming of age in the Bronx. She will be our fall Writer-in-Residence, November 12-14. Event schedule and times TBA.