COVID-19 Update

A Letter from the Director

While our doors at 740 University Avenue are closed, you can stay connected with us and one another.  


Mini, special topic, and six-week workshops have moved to the virtual classroom. Scholarships available. Are you a creative writing teaching artist? Submit your proposals to lead a virtual workshop.

Virtual SummerWritre Youth Camps

Online writing camps for kids ages 5 and up all summer long!

Ampersand Bookstore

Your order drop-shipped to your door! Eat, sleep, and read local.

Write On For Homeschoolers

April – June | 12:30 – 2 pm | Ages 13 – 17

With schools closed until next September, we have extended our Write on for Homeschoolers camp to a 10-week program. Students are encouraged to create and share work while receiving constructive suggestions for growth. Pull up a chair and join the class!  Scholarships available.

Literary Partners Readings on YouTube

Local Luminaries Read Favorites  

You’re invited to share your favorite poems or a chapter from your favorite novel on our YouTube channel (PG and in the public domain only, please). With the audio feature of your mobile phone, simply make a 5-to-10 minute recording, then email for information on sending us the file.

Resources & Links


In closing our doors to the public, we’re doing our part to help flatten the COVID-19 curve. The health of our friends, community members, and staff is paramount. At the same time, this necessary decision imposes a financial hardship. You can help us meet payroll, keep our brilliant teaching artists employed, and deliver enriching virtual programs and opportunities. Acts to consider:

With gratitude and wishing you safe harbor,
Writers & Books Staff