A Quiet Room for New York Writers, for Free

The Mercantile Library Center for Fiction, the literary foundation with which I co-manage a reading series for debut novelists, has a studio on the top floor of its midtown Manhattan headquarters, a quiet environment for writers to work on their stories with wireless internet, a reference library, even a small kitchen. Ordinarily, this would cost at least $100 a month, but the fees have been waived for December: “Access to the Studio will be granted on a first-come, first served basis, with priority given to writers with some publication history, though all writers are welcome,” I’ve been told—just provide proof of that publication history, or of some dealing with the publishing industry, when you fill out your application.

21 November 2008 | events |