Please join us for our next Writers' Critique Group Meeting.
We have created a new Writing Workshop page on our site so you can keep up with our writing events!
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.
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:
Weekly evening writing hours
Quarterly Meet & Greet Events
Writers’ Critique Group
Youth Writing Programs
Senior Workshop Series
WCAT Author Interview Series
o WCAT Membership (bronze)
Initially our membership fees went toward the costs associated with becoming a tax-exempt non-profit. We are happy to report that we were declared an official 501(c)3 nonprofit by the IRS in the spring of 2018 and completed the final paperwork (and paid more fees) required to solicit donations in the fall of 2018. Read more about our journey to tax exempt status here.
Thank you to all who have been members from the beginning! Membership fees and scheduled donations are instrumental in helping us grow our services. Fees and donations will offset costs associated with events, outreach efforts, marketing materials, and business administrative costs as well as working to secure a more permanent location.
The Room to Write is working to provide a room or rooms where people can write and improve their ability to write on a regular basis for a variety of purposes. 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 events 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: firstname.lastname@example.org
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.