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The mission of the Hurston/Wright Foundation is to discover, educate, mentor, and develop African American writers. Named for literary geniuses Zora Neale Hurston and Richard Wright, the programs of the Foundation preserve this legacy and work to ensure the future of Black writers and the literature they produce.
Founded in 1954, The Rosenbach Museum & Library houses the personal collections of Dr. A.S.W. Rosenbach and his brother Philip Rosenbach, which include books, manuscripts, and fine art. The collection also includes the only surviving copy of Benjamin Franklin’s ﬁrst Poor Richard's Almanac, the manuscript of James Joyce’s Ulysses, the papers of poet Marianne Moore, Bram Stoker’s notes for Dracula, and the drawings of Maurice Sendak. The Rosenbach Museum offers guided tours and hosts reading groups and other events.
Paragraph is a membership organization that provides affordable workspace for writers in New York City. Facilities include a comfortable desk, all the coffee and tea you can drink, fast Wi-Fi, free printing, writing-related events every month, and a community of like-minded writers. There is also a location in the Williamsburg neighborhood of Brooklyn at 84 Withers Street.
Writers WorkSpace is a writers’ studio in Chicago, Illinois. Facilities include quiet desk space, a lounge and kitchen, a conference room, lockers, and bike storage.
The mission of WriterHouse is to promote the creation and appreciation of literature and to encourage the development of writers of all levels by providing an affordable, secure workspace and meeting space, high-quality writing instruction, and literary events for the public.
Founded in 1988, the Writers’ Room of Boston is a nonprofit organization that provides affordable workspace for emerging and established writers. Members may attend readings, the WROB salon, and other community events. An annual reading of the members’ work is organized every summer and open to the public. Facilities include ten private carrels, free Wi-Fi, a kitchen, and two common lounge areas, as well as office equipment, including printers and fax machines.
Located in downtown Manhattan, the Writers Room is a nonprofit urban writers’ colony that provides writers with affordable workspace in New York City. Members can enjoy high-speed internet access, a LexisNexis account, storage for computers and research materials, napping areas, a separate kitchen/dining room, engaging writers’ workshops, and more.
Incorporated in 1975, the Loft Literary Center offers creative writing courses and hosts readings and other literary events, as well as sponsoring a series of awards for writers and publishing A View From the Loft, an online magazine featuring articles about the craft of writing. Writers may also rent studios at Open Book, where the Loft is housed along with Milkweed Editions and Minnesota Center for Book Arts, where the Loft is housed.
Founded in 1997, the Hugo House offers writing classes and events, including the annual Hugo Literary Series, which invites established and up-and-coming writers to create new work and debut it at the house, and the Zine Archive and Publishing Project, which maintains a library of more than 20,000 handmade and independent publications. Residencies, one for an established writer and one for a youth writers, are also offered.