Due to health and safety concerns surrounding the COVID-19 outbreak, our in person monthly den events in New York, San Diego, and Seattle are on temporary pause until further notice (see details below). At this time, we are grateful for those on the front lines who bravely risk their lives to save, protect, and inform those in and outside of their communities. These include many of our Den Partners, who continue providing food, shelter, and additional essential services to the homeless and others in need.
Despite the pandemic's size, it has been no match against handwriting's power to stay connected, offer help, give thanks, and provide hope. Please consider taking a moment to 'put pen to paper' and writing someone who matters from those fighting the virus and racial injustice to those you miss and love. Also supporting The Writing Den and our Partners.
*Virtual Dens are taking place monthly with selected partners who are offering online and/or in person services to guests. Those open to the public and guest and/or volunteer attendance are noted below with registration information. These include New York Public Library/Muhlenberg Library and San Diego Public Library/Central Library (public/10 guests) and Mary's Place Women's Day Center (private/1 volunteer).
Den launch with guest speaker/author Susan Hunter "77 Letters", San Diego Public Library, June 2021.
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, April 2020 through 2021 dens will remain on pause or 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, March
2020 through 2021 dens will remain on pause or 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 Cafe closed to the public, March 2020 through 2021 dens will remain on pause or 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
320 Date Street, San Diego, CA 92101, in Bankers Hill
Last Sunday each month, 1:30pm-3:30pm
*Due to COVID-19 and Ladle Fellowship providing outdoor boxed meal distribution only, March 2020
through 2021 dens will remain on pause or until indoor events are safe to hold.
330 Park Blvd, San Diego, CA 92101, in Downtown
Second Tuesday each month, 12:00pm-1:00pm (Virtual)/Public/10 Guests)
*Due to COVID-19 and San Diego Public Library offering guests limited indoor services/paused events,
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. Create Account/Register 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, March 2020 through 2021 dens will remain on pause or until indoor events are safe to hold.
1750 152nd Avenue NE, Bellevue, WA, 98007, in Overlake
First Wednesday each month, 1:00pm-2:00pm with Postcard Group