What is happening in The Room?

Reading, MA—Join The Room to Write on Monday, September 17th, 6:30pm - 8:30pm at Whitelam Books located at 610 Main Street, Reading MA for a free and casual meet and greet open to writers and illustrators at all levels and from all genres. Get to know other local writers and illustrators as well as gathering some insight into how to collaborate with a local independent bookstore over a cup of tea or coffee and some sweet treats. 

Bring your business cards to share and a few bucks to spend if you’d like to buy a locally written book from a locally run bookstore.  If you have published a book or assembled an art portfolio please feel welcome to bring it along to introduce your work to the group. 

This Meet & Greet is sponsored by The Room to Write and located in space being generously provided by Whitelam Books with thanks to local artist Ned Connors for the accompanying image. 

Visit the Whitelam Books facebook event listing HERE.

Contact Colleen Getty at or (781)621-8056 with questions or to let us know you will attend. 


Past Events from The Room?

Writers and Illustrators Meet & Greet: Click the link to the left to see photos and follow-up from meet & greets held on: 

  • June 18, 2018 at Lucius Beebe Memorial Library in Wakefield
  • March 19, 2018 at Boys & Girls Club of Wakefield
  • December 18, 2017 at Harrington's Pub
  • September 18, 2017 at the Albion Cultural Exchange
  • June 5, 2017 at Wakefield Community Access Television Studios
  • April 3, 2017 at The Savings Bank's Community Room  
  • February 20, 2017 at the Boys & Girls Club of Wakefield's Teen Room

Write After Dinner Series: Click the link to the left to see photos and follow-up from events held on:

  • April 21, 2017 - Writing the Music for The Wishing Hour with Singer-Songwriter Lisa Bastoni 
  • October 21, 2016 - Writing Seriously From Scratch with Chef Joe Gatto 

Writers' Critique Group: This group meets every 3rd Thursday of each month.

Festival by the Lake: This is an annual festival in June in Wakefield with crafters, nonprofits, food, music and fun!


If you have an idea, please contact The Room to Write.

For more information about all the wonderful things happening in Wakefield check out the Lucius Beebe Memorial Library, the Albion Cultural Exchange and the Events Planning Committee websites.