The Writers House

A Place to Gather at the Writers House

The Writers House is a place where poets, fiction writers, scholars, journalists, graphic novelists and filmmakers can connect with and inspire students, faculty, staff and the wider community.

What We Do

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


We are located in the Academic Innovation Center. Walking/Driving Directions to The Writers House

Contact Us

Emma Duffy-Comparone
Director, Writers House
email | 978-837-5515

Diana Arterian
Assistant Director, Writers House


We’ve welcomed a number of award-winning writers and artists to The Writers House. Watch a selection of our guests read from their works.

Watch Writers House Videos

Get Involved

Four students looking at a laptop working collaboratively together.
Writers’ Circle: A Student-led, Open-genre Writing Workshop
Two students looking at a laptop smiling.
No Shelf Control: A Student-led Book Club
Student hand writing on notebook paper.
Writing for Wellness Group: Writing-based Self-care
Female instructor talking to two students at a table.
Jail Education Project Teaching Assistantship in Creative Writing
Arial view of the Merrimack campus.

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