Students at Elms and members of the community at large who are interested in writing now have a place to call their own. Located across Fairview Avenue from the Gaylord House, the Blue House at 147 Grape St. provides the resources for students to develop the creative, intellectual, and practical skills for employment while allowing the writing program to grow.
Many students are choosing the writing concentration of the English major because of the distinguished faculty, visiting writers, open microphone sessions, and the opportunity to serve on the staff of Bloom, the student-run literary magazine. In fact, the Bloom staff features students majoring in everything from legal studies to business because they understand the need to write well for their careers.
The Blue House addresses the growing interest in the written word by offering students:
The Blue House held its first poetry reading with visiting writers in October 2015. View the 2015-2016 Visiting Writers Series schedule, which takes place in various venues on campus, including the Blue House, here.
Rick Giordano '18 of Agawam recently finished his year as Elms College's first Blue House Fellow and is proud of what he and Associate Professor of English Daniel Chelotti accomplished.
We are a private Catholic coeducational liberal arts college founded in 1928 by the Sisters of St. Joseph of Springfield, Massachusetts. Elms College is located in Chicopee, Massachusetts, and grants associate's, bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degrees.