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Get Involved at the Writers House

Writers’ Circle

Our Writers’ Circle is a student-led, open-genre writing workshop. Whether you’re a poetry buff, a fiction writer, or an avid journaler, there’s a place at the table for you. We begin with prompt-based freewriting for 20-30 minutes, and then students are free to share their work, while giving and receiving constructive feedback. Come with an open notebook and an open mind—all else is optional. For more information, please email Sean Brenner.

No Shelf Control

No Shelf Control is a student-led book club focused on great books from every genre and time period. We meet bi-weekly and discuss chapters of our voted-on books. Join us if you enjoy reading, want to read more, or would like to meet a great new group of people who love the written word! For more information, please email Sean Brenner.

Slam Poetry

The Slam Poetry Team is a weekly meeting group that allows poets and writers to take their creations to the spoken-word stage. This group is currently non-competitive, which allows aspiring poets to begin at the absolute basic level of slam within a welcoming and engaging environment. Join at any point in the semester! For more information, please email Liza Santerre.

Jail Education Project Teaching Assistantship in Creative Writing

The Jail Education Project Teaching Assistantship in Creative Writing is an experiential learning opportunity for students interested in working with incarcerated students in our community. Teaching Assistantships will work with professor Emma Duffy-Comparone’s creative writing classes at the Essex or Middlesex County jails. Typical duties include: attending class, staffing the computer lab, offering students one-on-one writing help, running writing workshops, and editing the end-of-semester anthology of student work. For more information, email Emma Duffy-Comparone.