The English House

Welcome to the English House

At Merrimack College, our English department takes residence in a private house located at 25 Rock Ridge Road. Here, students can attend English classes, stop by to chat with English faculty, make tea and take a book to a quiet corner, or even host a community dinner.

In the evenings, drop in for club meetings such as the Writers Circle, No-Shelf Control Book Club, Open Mic Nights, or work with the editorial staff on the Merrimack Review.

Read, write, create, and connect: here at The English House, your home away from home.

Weekly Schedule for Spring 2023

Outdoor students walking near grass


4-6 p.m.: Study Hours

6-7 p.m.: No-Shelf Control Book Club (meets every other week)

Students sitting together


4-6 p.m.: Study Hours

6-7 p.m.: Writers Circle

Students studying together outside


4-6 p.m.: Study Hours

No-Shelf Control Book Club

Calling all book lovers! The No Shelf-Control Book Club meets every other week to chat and discuss a chosen book over tea and cookies. For more information, contact Liza Santerre at

The Merrimack Review

Gain editorial experience working on the staff at the Merrimack Review, the college-wide literary journal. For more information, contact faculty advisor, Emma Duffy-Comparone at

Sigma Tau Delta

Students eligible to become members of the Sigma Tau Delta English Honors Society have the exciting opportunity to present their research and creative work at the annual Sigma Tau Delta convention. For more information, contact Faculty Advisor Ellen McWhorter at

Writers Circle

Come with an open notebook and an open mind. All else is optional. The Writers Circle is an informal, open-genre weekly workshop that meets once a week. Students have the opportunity to write in a supportive community and share their work for feedback. Drop-ins are encouraged. For more information, contact Matt Muldoon at

Jail Education English Teaching Assistantship

Help English faculty teaching college courses in a jail or pre-release center. Teaching Assistants staff the computer labs, offer one-on-one writing support, and facilitate peer review sessions and writing workshops with incarcerated students.

For more information, contact Jail Education Project Co-Director Emma Duffy-Comparone at