The Writers House

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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 Dan Roussel.

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 Meg Smith.

Writing for Wellness Group

Do you want to be more creative or get unblocked? Are you looking for ways to de-stress, take better care of yourself, and be more mindful? Structured around Julia Cameron’s The Artist’s Way, the Writing for Wellness Group is a chance to discover your inner artist through journaling and reflective writing activities. This group is an inclusive safe space to discuss challenges of mental health and to learn writing-based self-care and coping strategies. Drop-ins welcome! For more information, please email Ryan Brooks.

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.