What Cheer Writers Club

What Cheer Writers Club is a nonprofit organization in downtown Providence supporting Rhode Island’s makers of the written, spoken and illustrated word. They provide networking and career workshops for writers, quiet coworking spaces, and a podcast studio and classes.

What Cheer Writers Club

Tuxedo Project

The Tuxedo Project Literary Center opened in September 2017 and hosts writing workshops, book readings, author visits and other events. Once the childhood home of Pulitzer Prize–winning journalist Stephen Henderson, it has been converted to help build community by providing space for meetings and other organizing activities on the 7100 block of Tuxedo. It is open to the public.

The writers’ residence and literary center is in partnership with Marygrove College and the John L. and James S. Knight Foundation.

Tuxedo Project outside of house

Detroit Writing Room

Opened in June 2019, the Detroit Writing Room is a cozy coworking space in the heart of Detroit for people to work, write, and create.

Members and guests have access to writing coaches who can offer feedback and editing for business materials or literary works such as fiction, nonfiction, essays, and poetry. The Detroit Writing Room also hosts a variety of events including open mic nights, poetry slams, author talks, and writing workshops.

Detroit Writing Room inside
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Room Project

Room Project is a space for women and nonbinary writers and artists to work individually and collaboratively. They offer a place for new and seasoned writers alike; for people with defined creative projects, and those whose ambitions are still evolving. The space offers a workspace with communal tables, printer, library, and access to podcast equipment with membership fees. There are also events including a regular reading series, writing workshops, and plays.

Room Project inside
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The Writers Place

The Writers Place is a literary community center, library, and gathering place for writers, readers, and the general public. The center hosts workshops for teens and adults, as well as readings and open mic nights. In addition to three regular reading series, additional readings are held throughout the year by local, regional, and visiting writers of poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction.

Mechanics’ Institute

The Mechanics’ Institute is a leading cultural center that includes a vibrant library, a world-renowned chess program, and a full calendar of engaging cultural events, including author readings, writing workshops, technology classes, civic discussions, book groups, film screenings, and community gatherings. Founded in 1854 to serve the educational and social needs of mechanics—artisans, craftsmen, and inventors—and their families, the Institute today is a favorite of avid readers, writers, downtown employees, chess players, and the twenty-first-century nomadic worker.

Independent Publishing Resource Center

The Independent Publishing Resource Center’s mission is to facilitate creative expression, identity, and community by providing individual access to tools and resources for creating independently published media and artwork. Since its inception in 1998 the center has been dedicated to encouraging the growth of a visual and literary publishing community by offering a space to gather and exchange information and ideas, as well as to produce work. The IPRC regularly holds workshops, classes, talks, readings, performances, presentations, and book release events.

Thoreau Farm

The “Minott House” Henry David Thoreau refers to is known today on the National Register of Historic Places as the Wheeler-Minot Farmhouse/Henry David Thoreau Birth House. Locally, it is also known as “Thoreau Farm.” The Thoreau Farm Trust, a nonprofit organization, is committed to preserving Thoreau’s birth house.

Visits to the house are by guided tour only and are seasonal. The house also hosts events and offers a writing studio to rent for space to write.

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Avenue 50 Studio

Avenue 50 Studio is a 501(c)(3) non-profit arts presentation organization grounded in Latina/o culture, visual arts, and the Northeast Los Angeles Community, that seeks to bridge cultures through artistic expression, using content-driven art to educate and to stimulate intercultural understanding. They host two monthly readings, one offsite semi-monthly reading, and various workshops, talks, lectures, panel discussions, poetry series, and book launches.

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