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 affordable, secure workspace and meeting space, high quality writing instruction, and literary events for the public.



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.