Rating: 4.9 stars 29 reviews
Issues: Arts & Culture, Education
Location: PO Box 222 Charlottesville VA 22902 USA
Target demographics: All ages, all writing levels, all genres of creative writing.
Geographic areas served: Charlottesville/Albemarle County and vicinity
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Three years ago, my writing group decided we needed a "clubhouse"--a place to write and to share our work. We had an inkling that there might be others in our community who would also like a place to gather, so we started WriterHouse. From those initial seven members, we're closing in on 200 now, with nearly 50 classes and workshops a year and monthly author events and member gatherings. This organization has more than fulfilled our dream of community. I've watched as books are written and published, friendships form and flourish, minds are opened and filled, and new writers read their work in front of an audience. I can't imagine a more supportive and nurturing environment for the literary arts.
I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...
I have a network of new writing friends, I've been able to meet some of my favorite authors (and my new favorite authors), I've taken classes with amazing instructors, I won a writing contest I would never have entered, and it goes on and on and on.
If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...
Get more volunteers involved to ensure the longevity of the organization!