Dear Writespace Community,
I’m going to get right to the chase: Due to the ongoing Covid-19 crisis, Writespace is at dire risk of closing permanently.
Since March we have taken the necessary steps to follow stay-at-home orders and to protect the wellbeing of our community by cancelling all in-person events, including Writefest. Unfortunately, these steps have proven disastrous to our finances.
In order to keep Writespace afloat, we are forced to cut costs in all areas, and the Writespace board made the difficult decision to end the lease on our physical studio at Silver Street and transition to an online-only format.
I want to stress, however, that while our studio may have closed, Writespace as an organization has not! We will continue to offer top-notch writing workshops via online platforms and are looking at offering an online version of Writefest in the fall. I’m excited to forge ahead in this new chapter of the organization.
Here are some ways that you, as a Writespace community member, can help:
Thank you for being a part of the Writespace community. While we won’t be able to do things as we have in the past, this is a tremendous opportunity to innovate our approach, reach new writers, and move Writespace beyond Houston’s city limits and into the world writing scene. I’m looking forward to seeing where the next five years take us.
Writespace Acting Executive Director