WAKEFIELD —Thanks to the Wakefield/Lynnfield Chamber of Commerce Breakfast at Brother's held on the first Thursday of each month and organized by Executive Director John Smolinsky, Colleen Getty of The Room to Write and Ted Dooling of Cedric’s Studio Meeting and Workspace were able to meet each other and discover a great opportunity for the two local initiatives to create a partnership that would benefit writers in and around Wakefield.
The Room to Write, founded in 2016 and receiving nonprofit determination in May of 2018, is steadily developing a solid community centered around the craft of writing. As a small organization The Room to Write is at its best when it partners with others in and around Wakefield. When asked about the vision for The Room to Write Director Colleen Getty explained, “We are working to grow into ‘the’ writing community and resource north of Boston. Without a designated space to call home or work we are limited in fulfilling one of the core components of our mission, which is ‘to provide those who want to write, love to write, and need to write with a quiet, communal and supportive space within which they are able to write.’” She continued, “This latest partnership is another step in the right direction for local writers.”
Since 1992 Boston Computer Scanning, Inc, “Bosscan,” has been providing document scanning and related business services to industries throughout New England. In 2015 Bosscan relocated its offices to Albion Street in Wakefield Center. The new location included a vacant retail space next door. Bosscan Owner Ted Dooling stated, “We decided to search for a use of that space that would utilize our small business experience to benefit the local community. We saw how the Open Workspace environments in Boston, Cambridge, Manhattan and beyond were catering to those in need of a comfortable, productive space to work, or simply to relax, away from home or the office. Many people feel more productive amongst creative and business-minded individuals.” The space, known as Cedric’s Meeting and Workspace, just recently opened for business.
Currently, members of The Room to Write have access to writing space two evenings a week, as well as the third Thursday of each month, thanks to the Boys & Girls Clubs of Stoneham and Wakefield. The Wakefield Club also provides space where The Room to Write’s youth Newspaper Club meets weekly in addition to the Open Studio Writing Workshops available to the homeschool community.
The latest partnership with Cedric’s Meeting and Workspace will make it possible for The Room to Write to offer workspace during the daytime hours and biweekly evening hours at a special discounted rate. Cedric’s is a clean, comfortable, peaceful space to tuck yourself in for a few hours and be productive away from everyday distractions. Writers who would like to take advantage of this partnership must have a membership with The Room to Write. The writers’ discount applies specifically to Cedric’s Megaplan over a six-month trial period.
“As a young nonprofit with limited resources we are grateful for our community partners and collaborators who help us find creative ways to fulfill our mission in supporting writers of all ages, abilities and means.” Getty commented. “This is a win-win for both TRtW and Cedric’s.”
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