What is happening in The Room?

Start 2020 off write with the FREE Writer's Toolbox Writing Workshop--Tuesday, January 21st at 7PM--sponsored by NESCBWI:

The Room to Write would like to extend a cordial invitation to area writers of all levels, genres and financial means to improve their craft at the upcoming Writer’s Toolbox Writing Workshop with Kristine Asselin. This writing workshop is being offered FREE of charge thanks to financial sponsorship from the New England Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators (NESCBWI), as part of their ShopTalk series, and in space provided by Wakefield’s Beebe Memorial Library.

Join author Kristine Asselin on Tuesday, January 21st from 7:00 to 8:30 PM as she shares specific examples from published books to demonstrate how to infuse your writing with more detail and pull your reader into your story. Come prepared to write as participants will workshop their own writing samples. You'll never be accused of “telling” not “showing” again! 

Kristine Asselin is the author of sixteen works of children’s nonfiction as well as the YA novels Any Way You Slice It and Falling for Wonder Boy and co-author of the middle grade novel The Art of the Swap. Please note that this workshop is open to and applicable to writers of all genres—not just those who write for children.

Space is limited, so be sure to register online HERE or by calling the Wakefield Library Reference Desk at 781-246-6334 to reserve a spot. Links for online registration can be found at The Room to Write’s site (, the Beebe Memorial Library site ( or by finding the Wakefield Library on facebookWe look forward to learning and writing alongside you at the workshop!


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: 

  • December 30, 2019 at Bunratty Tavern in Reading
  • September 23, 2019 at Wahlburgers in Lynnfield
  • June 26, 2019 at Susie's Stories in Rockport
  • March 28, 2019 at Boys & Girls Club of Wakefield
  • March 20, 2019 at Cedric's Studio in Wakefield
  • December 10, 2018 at Barnes & Noble in Peabody
  • September 17, 2018 at Whitelam Books in Reading
  • 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: Click the link to the left for recaps on all the fun we've had at the festival. Festival by the Lake is an annual festival held 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.