About

Founded in 1988, the Writers’ Room of Boston is an urban writers’ retreat committed to providing a quiet, affordable, and secure workspace for emerging and established writers. Members can choose to meet regularly for readings, community gatherings and events. An annual reading of the members’ work  is organized every summer and open to the public.

The Writers’ Room is a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit organization governed by our members and a board of directors, which is comprised of Room members and community leaders. The Room is supported by quarterly, sliding-scale membership dues and contributions from both public and private sources. In an effort to minimize the cost to our members, outside funders provide more than half of the operating expenses of the Room.

The Emerging Writers Fellowship Program of the Writers’ Room of Boston is dedicated to providing workspace to local writers in need of financial assistance who are at the early stage of their career. We are especially grateful to the Massachusetts Cultural Council and the Boston Cultural Council for their support of the Fellowship Program

Donations to the Writers’ Room are tax-deductible. To donate, please use our “Donate” button on the left-hand side of the page. This will direct your to our PayPal account. You can also send a check made out to “The Writers’ Room of Boston” and mail it to our address: 111 State Street, 5th Floor, Boston, MA 02109. Thank you for your support of the Room!