And have a look-see at the slideshow from our 2012 Reading!
Gish Jen on The Room
"Every writer is, in the profoundest way, on his or her own, and there is little we can do to help. Inspiration comes or it doesn't, the form comes or it doesn't, the end comes or it doesn't. But nothing comes without a quiet place to sit and try things, and read them over, and try them again, and that is something we can do something about. I salute the vision of the Writers' Room, and applaud its mission. It is a dream come true for so many writers; may it live long and thrive!"
What I find in The Writers’ Room is a place of open containment. The Room’s huge windows, its utter tolerance for any form, any style, any viewpoint, let me wander— while its walls and sub-walls, cushioned floor, the rule of silence, help me feel secure. I can put down words here. --Rosemary Booth
"The Writers' Room is an oasis of stillness and focus in a desert of clamor and distraction. For ten years, it's been the place I begin from as a writer--sometimes literally (a physical place I can go to and be alone with my work), sometimes in spirit (knowing it's there, and knowing the people I've met there, is a reminder of the rewards of the writing life and of the community that arises from what tends to be a solitary process). I can't imagine what it'd be like if the Room weren't there, but fortunately, I don't have to." -- Bob Dall
A nonprofit organization committed to supporting the creation of new literature by providing a secure, affordable workspace and an engaged community to emerging and established writers in downtown Boston.