Writers Find a Haven at Writer House


Credit: Kirsten Miles

In the spring of 2009, Writer House began to promote the creation and appreciation of literature from all ages.

Abigail Connelly, News Editor

The Writer House is a small organization in downtown Charlottesville dedicated to providing writers with a space to meet and create. The organization was launched in 2008 with hopes of allowing writers to gain access to a collaborative and supportive environment. Classes and workshops, sponsored by local authors and artists, are held in the space quite frequently.
The Writer House also sponsors various youth events, including weekly summer day camps for middle and high school students.
Additionally, a small group of student editors assembles annually to compose and edit the Crossroads anthology, now approaching its 8th year of publication. The anthology is marketed towards teens in the local area and received over 200 submissions for the 2019 issue. The anthology also correlates with the Mirabella writing competition sponsored by the Tupelo Teen Press. The Tupelo Teen Press is led by local writer and former English teacher, Kirsten Miles.
Writers can join the Writer House organization with a $50 annual membership fee, gaining access to admission to special members-only events and discounts on writing workshops.
Teen writers can expect the submission period to open in early January of 2020, with the publication being completed in May. All writers are encouraged to submit.