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Writers' Block

Writer's Block

Writer's Block focuses on creative writing, nonfiction, and some academic work. Go to The Emerson Channel website »

Members of the Writers' Block are a close community of new and experienced writers who strive for writing excellence in coursework, workshops, and community events. Open to all students, regardless of major or experience level, the Learning Community comes together in an informal setting to share ideas about writing, to experience the vibrant literary landscape in Boston, and to practice their craft. Students in this Learning Community have a wide range of writing styles and interests, from slam poets to avid zine collectors! Writers’ Block has its own graduate assistant dedicated to coming into the Piano Row Residence Hall to facilitate workshops on a weekly basis.

Writers' Block produces a yearly literary anthology, which is created entirely by students. It also hosts writing-related events and fundraisers to showcase members' talent. Students who choose this Learning Community reside in the Writers' Block residential area (on a space-available basis) and participate in informal writing workshops in the residence hall.

All suites on the 9th floor of the Piano Row Residence Hall are typically assigned to the Writers' Block Learning Community. Should more people apply and be approved than can live on the 9th floor, additional housing for Writers' Block–approved students may also be provided on the 10th floor.

“I wasn't going to apply for Writers' Block because I didn't think I'd be up to par with the other students, but I'm so glad I did. We've created a community full of people who generally care about one another. My Writers' Block friends are super supportive and they push me to be both a better person and writer. I don't know how drastically different my college experience would have been without Writers' Block, but I don't want to imagine that."


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