As COVID continues with the Omicron BA.2 variant, several of our partner in-person/indoor dens remain on pause or are open with limited guest services that adhere to COVID protocols. We continue monitoring their status while hosting virtual dens and exploring new partnerships (view updates below and in News).
Despite the pandemic's ongoing challenges and impact, it is no match against handwriting's power to stay connected. If you have not done already, please consider 'putting pen to paper' giving thanks, offering help, or providing hope to someone who matters. From those who continue fighting the virus and to those you are missing and love. Also supporting The Writing Den and our Partners!
Paying homage to "National Book Lovers Day"!, San Diego Public Library/Virtual, August 2022.
132 West 14th Street, New York, NY 10011, in Chelsea
First Friday each month, 12:00pm-2:00pm
*Due to COVID-19 and City Relief offering outdoor social services only, from April 2020 on, dens will
remain on pause until indoor events are safe to hold.
296 9th Ave, New York, NY 10001, in Chelsea
Second Wednesday each month, 10:30am-12:30pm
*Due to COVID-19 and Holy Apostles Soup Kitchen offering outdoor boxed meal distribution only, from
March 2020 on, dens will remain on pause until indoor events are safe to hold.
209 West 23rd Street, New York, NY 10011, in Chelsea
Last Wednesday each month, 1:00pm-2:00pm, virtual/public/10 guests
**Due to COVID-19 and New York Public Library closing all locations in March 2020 and offering
mobile/online services, monthly virtual den will take place from February 2021 on. Register here.
126 Crosby Street, New York, NY 10012, in Soho
Last Saturday each month, 2:00pm-4:00pm
*Due to COVID-19 and Housing Works' Bookstore is open with limited services and Cafe remains closed,
from March 2020 on, dens will remain on pause until indoor events are safe to hold.
1575 Newton Avenue, San Diego, CA 92113, in the East Village
Second Saturday each month, 9:45am-11:45am, in-person/public/outdoor
320 Date Street, San Diego, CA 92101, in Bankers Hill
Last Sunday each month, 2:00pm-3:30pm, in-person/public/outdoor
330 Park Blvd, San Diego, CA 92101, in Downtown
Last Monday each month, 2:00pm-4:00pm, in-person/public/outdoor. Please note, June's den will take place on 6/20. Details here.
**Second Tuesday each month, 12:00pm-1:00pm, virtual/public/10 guests. Register here.
1830 9th Avenue, Seattle, WA 98101, in Downtown
Third Thursday each month, 9:00am-10:00am, virtual/private/1 volunteer
**Due to COVID-19 and Mary's Place Women's Day Center offering limited indoor partner/volunteer
programs, virtual dens will be held July 2020 through December 2021. View event/volunteer details here.
318 2nd Avenue, Extension South, Seattle, WA, 98104, in Downtown
Last Monday each month, 2:00pm-4:00pm
*Due to COVID-19 and Seattle's Union Gospel Mission Men's Shelter temporarily pausing all live guest
programs from March 2020 on, dens will remain on pause until indoor events are safe to hold.