Eulalie and Carlo Scandiuzzi Writers' Room
The Writers’ Room, located on Level 9 of the Central Library, offers a space for writers to work on their projects and access Library resources. Use of the room is through an application process for the Writers’ Room Residency.
Writers' Room Residency
The Residency is intended to help individual writers with their projects while facilitating a supportive writing community. Writers’ Room Residents work in a variety of writing fields and genres, and are committed to using the space several days per month. We look for applicants who:
- are currently pursuing a defined writing project
- plan to use collections, reference and research assistance, and / or other resources available at the Central Library in support of their work
- connect with the goals of the residency to build a supportive writing community
- can benefit from access to the Writers’ Room specifically with any challenges they face with working on their writing project
Writers granted a residency will have an orientation to the space, the Central Library, and Library resources available related to their projects.
About the Space
The Writers’ Room is a beautiful, contemporary light-filled space on Level 9 of the Central Library, with large windows looking southwest. There are six writing desks, each with an adjustable chair, light, and outlet. Writers are free to use any open desk during a visit.
There is no ceiling on the room, and ambient noise and occasional conversations can be heard in the space.
Access to the room is via key code, and is available only to the residents selected.
Level 9 can be reached by elevator, stairs, or by escalator plus ramp or stairs. The closest restrooms are on Level 7.
Other Spaces to Write at the Central Library
The Level 10 Reading Room is an excellent open space for researching and writing. For more suggestions of places to write at the Central Library, please ask a staff person at one of the reference desks.
Questions about the Writers’ Room and the residency? Please email us via Ask Us.
Writers' Room Residency Application
The 2023 Writer's Room application process is closed. Applications for the 2024 Writers' Room Residency will open in late fall of 2023.