Our Young Writers and Illustrators 

Meet, Greet & Create! event

returned after 4 years on

Tuesday, March 12, 2024 - 6:00 to 8:30pm

We welcomed 12 authors and lots of kids & families!

Click here for photos and to learn more about this fun event!

Are you planning an author visit for your school or classroom?

Click here for a list of local authors.

The Youth Room to Write

Words can inspire people, change minds, and heal the soul.

Many of our youth programs continue to be on hold while we spring back from living life during a pandemic.

If you're homeschooling and need a hand?

Find some ideas here.

When we had to postpone our annual Young Writers and Illustrators Meet, Greet, & Create event scheduled for March 2020, we reimagined it as a drive-thru event in the parking lot of the Boys & Girls Club of Stoneham. We changed the name to Youth Book Bonanza and it was a huge success. Watch the video to see how it went and meet some of the authors who participated!


(this program is not currently active) 

Tuesdays 4:45 - 5:30 pm in the 

This program is open to Club Members in 5th Grade and up.

If you would like to advertise in The Club Chronicle or submit artwork or poetry email:

(Click here for more details.)

Want to hear more about other youth programs and experiences? Click on an article below:

Festival (& Poetry) by the Lake

Young Writers and Illustrators Meet & Greet 

(type)Writing Teens

A Bit About the Instructor: Colleen Getty - After teaching ELA to middle schoolers and working part-time at Barnes & Noble for ten years while raising her four children, she Founded and became Director of The Room to Write, Inc which is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit that connects and supports writers and illustrators of all ages, abilities and means north of Boston providing those who want to write, love to write, and need to write with a quiet, communal and supportive space within which they are able to write and be creative

Colleen is a member of the Society for Children's Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI), Mass State Poetry Society, WCAT Board of Directors (2020-2023) & the Wakefield Cultural Council (2016-2022). Click here to read about her writing for young adults and middle grade, which she does under her maiden name: c. t. kavanagh