MISSION

WriterHouse believes that everybody has a story to tell and that our stories express community and individual values. Writing has the power to heal and transform lives by deepening understanding and empathy. WriterHouse aspires to give everyone the most effective literary tools to tell their stories and find their audience.

 

HISTORY

WriterHouse began over a table littered with coffee cups and manuscripts. Our writer’s group had been meeting together once a week for over three years in a Charlottesville coffee shop to share our work. Although we were different ages and from different walks of life, we shared a passion for writing.

While writing is a solitary activity, we as writers thrive in community — in the sharing of ideas and questions and in cultivating a space for the craft. For us this happened for two hours every Thursday. What if we could help other writers find a space and a writing community? The idea of a house emerged, a space dedicated to the craft of writing, and from that could come writing classes, programs, readings — a writing community.

So in the spring of 2008 — we launched WriterHouse. We hope here, you’ll find a home.