A street-level view of the Lillian Vernon Writers House, located on 58 West 10th Street in New York City's West Village. The Writers House is home to the Creative Writing Program's graduate faculty, staff, courses, and reading events.
The main front room where students gather to read, write, and talk. On Thursday and Friday evenings, the Creative Writing Program hosts its lively Reading Series events here.
The nineteenth-century home retains many of its original architectural features, such as this beautiful stained-glass skylight.
A view of one of three classrooms at the Writers House.
Mondays through Wednesdays, graduate writing courses convene at the Writers House. The program also hosts informal dinners here for guest authors and graduate students before Emerging Writers readings.
A dedication plaque hangs in the main entrance way. Stairs lead to a second-floor seminar room and faculty offices.
One of three classrooms. This space also serves as a warm reception room for book signings and conversations following evening readings.
A central room, featuring lovely stained-glass transoms, serves alternately as a reception, study, and special events area.
In addition to regular workshops, the Veteran's Workshop was held in this classroom in 2008, as well as two special workshops: a radical revision workshop led by Martha Rhodes, and a collaborative workshop led by Anne Carson.
Students are welcome to the Writer's House to seek out quiet corners to read and write.
The living room's light-filled leaded glass window overlooks West 10th Street.