Writers & Books

Writers & Books is a literary center based in Rochester, New York that features writing classes and workshops for youth and adults, community outreach programs, readings and talks by visiting and regional writers, residency programs at their rural retreat center, an annual Regional Playwriting Competition and citywide reading program, and internships in literary programming and management for high school and college students.

826CHI

826CHI is the Chicago branch of a national nonprofit that offers free creative and expository writing workshops and tutoring for students. The Chicago writing and tutoring center often hosts literary events, fundraisers, and community activities.

826 Boston

826 Boston is the Boston branch of a national nonprofit that offers free creative and expository writing workshops and tutoring for students. The center often hosts literary events, fundraisers, and community activities.

The Writing Salon

The Writing Salon offers a wide array of classes taught by a variety of instructors, and welcomes writers (and aspiring writers) at all levels of experience. Courses are hands-on, encouraging students to write, not just think about writing. The Writing Salon encourages writers to use the space as a resource for making connections, finding support, and building community with other writers—to see it as a place where writers can go to strengthen not only their writing but also their writing life.

826 Valencia

826 Valencia is a nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting under-resourced students ages six to eighteen with their creative and expository writing skills and to helping teachers inspire their students to write. They offer a range of programs, all free of charge, for students, classrooms, and schools in the Bay Area. Their project-based approach allows students ownership over the writing process and strengthens their ability to express themselves clearly and in their own voice.

Open Book Bookstore

The Open Book mission is to bring good books to the attention of readers. The bookstore is unique: it doesn’t try to have the breadth of selection you’ll find at other retailers. What you’ll find instead is a carefully curated collection of books that they endorse. Open Book has literary and classic fiction and nonfiction, young adult and children’s books, and a range of books by local authors in the Greater Philadelphia area. And if it's not in stock, they're happy to special order.

Open Book also runs classes, workshops and events for readers, writers, and thinkers.

Virginia G. Piper Center for Creative Writing

The historic President’s Cottage on the Arizona State University Tempe Campus is the home of the Virginia G. Piper Center for Creative Writing. Located on the corner of Palm Walk and Tyler Mall, the house was constructed in 1907 and served as the home of the university’s president until 1959. Since that time, it has been used by the ASU Alumni Association for administrative offices (1961–1972) and as the home of the University Archives (1972–1995). The house, which is listed on the National Register of Historic Places, is especially fitting as a home for the Virginia G.

826LA

826LA is a non-profit organization that supports students ages six to eighteen in their expository writing skills, and helps teachers inspire their students to write. The center provides after-school tutoring, evening and weekend workshops, and assistance with student publications. The Mar Vista and Echo Park locations hold readings, writing panels, and fundraisers with well-known authors and celebrities.

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