The Writer’s Block, located at 156 High Street, is a small residential community for both first year and upperclass students interested in writing, whatever the form, and living with other writers. New for the fall 2014 semester, residents will have the opportunity to enjoy Wesleyan’s writing events, and host their own discussions about working with faculty and writing fellows. The programming opportunities are endless and hope to include student readings, open mics, book swaps, tutorials, reading circles and guest lectures, many linked to the University’s Distinguished Writers series. New writers will be linked to more experienced ones, and to a network of Wesleyan authors, editors and publishers, both on and off campus.
Writer's Block boasts 2 lounges, a kitchen, a laundry facility and a convenient eating option with the restaurant WesWings housed on the ground floor. The majority of the rooms are singles and some rooms have balconies.
Housing built before 1978 may contain lead-based paint. Lead from paint, paint chips, and dust can pose health hazards if not taken care of properly. Lead exposure is especially harmful to young children and pregnant women. Before renting pre-1978 housing, landlords must disclose the presence of known lead-based paint and lead-based paint hazards in the dwelling. Tenants must also receive a Federally approved pamphlet on lead poisoning prevention. The pamphlet may be viewed at: http://www.hud.gov/offices/lead/library/enforcement/pyf_eng.pdf. The University recognizes that any housing built prior to 1978 may contain lead-based paint and/or lead-based paint hazards. By accepting your housing contract, you are affirming that you have reviewed the pamphlet Protect Your Family from Lead In Your Home.
All Wesleyan housing was built before 1978 with the exception of the following: Bennet Hall, Fauver Apartments, 19 Fountain Avenue, 20 Fountain Avenue, 25 Fountain Avenue, 231 Pine Street, and 14 Warren Street.