Hiram College's English Department is housed in historic Bonney Castle, a nineteenth-century inn that has been renovated to include a multimedia-equipped seminar room, a small library, a fully-equipped kitchen, and departmental offices. Bonney Castle is also home to the Hiram Poetry Review. Its lovely gardens provide a peaceful spot for outdoor class meetings or study time. Throughout the year, the English Department hosts dinners, poetry readings, professional workshops, and other events on the Bonney Castle grounds and in the cozy Bonney Castle parlor.
The Queen Anne style Writing House was built in the 1890s and originally used as a boarding house. It houses the Hiram College Writing Center, classrooms, faculty offices, and a kitchen. Classes and readings are regularly scheduled in the Writing House, and the porch and backyard garden are always available to Hiram College students.