The Room

The Room

The Room to Write is happy to partner with the Boys & Girls Clubs of Stoneham &Wakefield to share space in their Wakefield Club location.  In an effort to achieve our goal of providing local and reliable space for writers and illustrators, sharing space with BGCSW is a positive step toward providing writers with a space every day, all day. 

Please visit the Membership page for the most current hours of operation and payment information. 

Please join us for our next Writers' Critique Group Meeting.

Are you a published writer and/or illustrator interested in participating in our film series with WCAT? Click here.

Learn more about our Youth Writing Program at the Boys & Girls Club of Wakefield.

TRtW Membership

The Room to Write was organized out of the need for a local space in which to work and with the goal of providing a supportive community for writers and illustrators to draw inspiration from, to gathering information through and to be motivated by. In addition to the intangible benefits, there are tangible benefits:

o   Local and reliable space

o   Quiet room for writing/working

o   Not-so-quiet room for critique groups, workshops, etc.

o   Workshops and Support

o   WCAT Membership (bronze) 

The membership fee will go toward the costs associated with becoming a tax-exempt non-profit which will allow us to accept donations from various organizations and individuals as well as qualify our organization for arts and education grants.

Additionally, membership fees will offset costs associated with events, outreach efforts, marketing materials, website and technical administrative costs as well as working to secure a more permanent location. Please see reverse side for hours and member fee details.

Membership Cooperative

Our limited Membership Cooperatives are a great opportunity to have access to our space and programs while helping us grow. This option requires a completed Cooperative Application and in-person meeting.

Choose one of the two options:

o   Facilitate a program that meets regularly in the space.

o   Commit to working in the space for a set number of hours on a set day of the week. 

Membership Cooperative Benefits:

o   Participants are entitled to all member benefits free of charge

o   The cooperative commitment serves as extra motivation to get out of the house and work your craft.

o   It allows the rooms to be made available for more hours during the week or for additional programming.


The ultimate goal that The Room to Write is working to achieve is to attain a room or rooms where the art of writing can take place at minimal expense to the artists and where access is available to a writer at whatever time their individual schedule allows. While we are working toward our goal, we will be working to expand our hours in partnership with other organizations and we will be hosting workshops and gatherings where the written word is celebrated and highlighted. 

Please contact us if you have a specific day and time you need for your own writing or for a writing group you belong to. We always welcome suggestions and ideas for both space and programming.

If you are aware of space that can be made available to writers, for free or for a minimal costs, while we try to secure a more permanent space, please contact us at:

A Room of One's Own by Virginia Woolf

When Virginia Woolf was asked to speak to an audience about women and fiction in the year 1929, she sat down on the banks of a river and realized, "All I could do was to offer you an opinion upon one minor point--a woman must have money and a room of her own if she is to write fiction; and that as you will see, leaves the great problem of the true nature of woman and the true nature of fiction unsolved."

Although I would broaden the statement to include all writers and artists who possess the passion but who lack the room, it is always a wonder to see how things change and yet stay very much the same nearly 100 years later.