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.


Your young writer will love getting creative on their own and with peers in workshops gently guided by expert teaching artists. Visit our website to see full lists of our drop-in, one-time, and multi-session workshop offerings for youth.

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