What is happening in The Room?

Seniors Writing Workshop Series: Bookmaking at Brightview Senior Living--

Saturday, February 15th, 1:30 to 3:30 PM

--sponsored by Wakefield Rotary Club

If you would like to help Wakefield Rotary Club continue to support community programs like this, consider participating in their Dine Anywhere raffle! And, when they say "anywhere" they mean ANYWHERE--in the world! Sounds like a great Valentine's Day gift idea to me:)! Share on facebook here.

The Room to Write is so excited to announce the first of a series of Seniors Writing workshops that we will be bringing to communities in the north of Boston region. 
Join us for a FREE Bookmaking Workshop facilitated by singer/songwriter/artist Lisa Bastoni.

Reserve a seat at the workshop by email: or call Brightview: (781) 667-0064.

In this 2-hour workshop, we will be writing, illustrating, and assembling a complete hand-made book. Seniors are encouraged, but not required, to invite a young person (grandchild, mentee or family friend aged 10 years & older) to join them. We will follow a series of guided writing and drawing exercises to find meaningful, vivid stories. Our focus will be on fun and creative connection, process over product. Everyone will leave with a beautiful handmade book as a memento of the day. No art or writing experience is required, and all materials will be provided.

Lisa Bastoni is an award-winning singer-songwriter, known for her thoughtful story songs and natural way with words and melody. With a Masters in Art Education, Lisa is also an experienced visual artist and arts educator who encourages students of all ages to connect with the joy of creative expression.

Special thanks to Wakefield Rotary Club for sponsoring this workshop and for Brightview Senior Living for providing a great space for the workshop to take place!


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

Writing Workshops:

  • January 21, 2020: ShopTalk w/ Kris Asselin at Wakefield Library

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!

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 


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.