Welcome to The Writing Den "Write On! Warriors Wall"

 Our "Write On! Warriors Wall" features messages, stories, and drawings from our virtual den guests honoring their warrior(s) - loved one, healthcare provider, essential worker, teacher, or anyone else who is bravely serving, protecting, and saving lives during COVID-19 (see below for our den's daily postcard sent to a warrior and correspondence back). Send your handwritten works in JPEG or PNG format with permission to post before you mail or share with your warrior(s). Email info@writingden.org or message Facebook The Writing Den OR Instagram @thewritingden. We will 'decorate' the website's wall with as many as possible plus post on Facebook and Instagram. Take out your pens, pencils, and paper, its time to start writing, creating, and connecting! 

The Writing Den Monthly Events are Temporarily Paused

Due to health and safety concerns surrounding the COVID-19 outbreak, our monthly den events in New York, San Diego, and Seattle are temporarily paused until further notice (see 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 other essential services to the homeless and others in need. Despite the pandemic's size, it is no match against handwriting's power to stay connected - offer help, give thanks, and provide hope, no matter the situation. Please consider taking a moment to "put pen to paper" and write someone who matters, from those fighting the virus to those you love. Also supporting our Partners with a financial, product, or service donation.

Den Event Photo Archives

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Monthly Den Schedule

New York

New York City Relief at Salvation Army New York City Temple Corps*

132 West 14th Street, New York, NY 10011, in Chelsea

First Friday each month, 12:00pm-2:00pm

*Due to the coronavirus and New York City Relief offering outdoor social services only, the 3/13/20,   

 4/3/20, 5/1/20, and 6/5/20 dens are canceled.

Holy Apostles Soup Kitchen*

296 9th Ave, New York, NY 10001, in Chelsea

Second Wednesday each month, 10:30am-12:30pm

*Due to the coronavirus and Holy Apostles Soup Kitchen offering outdoor boxed meal distribution only, the 3/13/20, 4/8/20, 5/13/20, and 6/10/20 dens are canceled.

New York Public Library/Muhlenberg Library*

209 West 23rd Street, New York, NY 10011, in Chelsea

Third Tuesday each month, 12:00pm-2:00pm

*Due to the coronavirus and New York Public Library closing all locations beginning 3/14/20 through 6/30/20, the 3/17/20, 4/21/20, 5/19/20, and 6/16/20 dens are canceled.

Housing Works Bookstore Cafe*

126 Crosby Street, New York, NY 10012, in Soho

Last Saturday each month, 2:00pm-4:00pm

*Due to the coronavirus and Housing Works Bookstore Cafe closing to the public beginning 3/18/20 through 6/30/20, the 3/28/20, 4/25/20, 5/30/19, and 6/27/20 dens are canceled.

San Diego

Alpha Project Bridge Shelter*

1575 Newton Avenue, San Diego, CA 92113, in the East Village

Second Saturday each month, 9:45am-11:45am
*Due to the coronavirus and Alpha Project providing vital social services only, the 3/14/20, 4/11/20, 5/9/20, and 6/13/20 dens are canceled.

Ladle Fellowship at First Presbyterian Church*

320 Date Street, San Diego, CA 92101, in Bankers Hill

Last Sunday each month, 1:30pm-3:30pm

*Due to the coronavirus and Ladle Fellowship providing outdoor boxed meal distribution only, the 3/29/20, 4/26/20, 5/30/20, and 6/28/20 dens are canceled.


Mary’s Place Women’s Day Center*

1830 9th Avenue, Seattle, WA 98101, in Downtown

Third Thursday each month, 10:00am-12:00pm

*Due to the coronavirus and Mary's Place Women's Day Center providing vital social services only, the 3/19/20, 4/16/20, 5/21/20, and 6/18/20 dens are canceled.  

Seattle's Union Gospel Mission Men's Shelter* 

318 2nd Avenue, Extension South, Seattle, WA, 98104, in Downtown

Last Monday each month, 2:00pm-4:00pm

*Due to the coronavirus and Seattle's Union Gospel Mission Men's Shelter pausing all guest programming indefinitely, the 3/30/20, 4/27/20, 5/25/20, and 6/29/20 dens are canceled.