The Youth Room to Write
Words can inspire people, change minds, and heal the soul.

Monday, March 19th 6:00 - 8:00 PM
Thank you to Kidcasso youth artist Erin Rosa for the image to the right>
Meet other youth (ages 18 & under) who share the same interest in writing and art that you do. Bring your curiosity for creativity! Stop in to this FREE event for any length of time to create Illustration Trading Cards, type on typewriters, learn about zines or just connect with other youth off-line with a warm beverage and some sweet treats! Link here.

Thursdays 3:00 pm in the Boys & Girls Club of Wakefield (Grades 5 -12)

The Wakefield Daily Item's Gail Lowe visited our members and talked about newspapers on Thursday, February 15th at 3pm! Thanks Gail!! 

Support our Boys & Girls Clubs in Stoneham and Wakefield because they support us! How? Donate or join my super duper dodgeball team as we participate in Dodging for Dollars to raise money for our Clubs!!

The Club Chronicle: Join us to discuss articles and content for a monthly newspaper created by members and intended for members, their families and staff. Publication will be the first Monday of each month.
3/5/18: Volume 1, Issue 2 is now available at BGC Wakefield's front desk.


** Read the (type)Writing Teens blog entry.**

Thanks to Jack Canavan for gifting us his Smith Corona typewriter, which was used at the Letters to Santa table, as well as to Tom Furrier, at Cambridge Typewriter, who helped get it spiffed up and ready to roll in time for the Festival. 


Let us know what you like to write, read or learn about. Ask questions. Make suggestions.
This program is one of the many programs available to members of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Stoneham and Wakefield. To become a member, please visit: program is sponsored by The Room to Write and the Boys & Girls Club of Wakefield.

Now Accepting Tutor Students for Fall of 2018!

A Bit About the InstructorColleen Getty holds a Master of Arts degree in English with a license to teach English Language Arts at the secondary level in Massachusetts. Colleen taught ELA at the middle school level where creative writing and poetry were highlights. After deciding to start a family, she worked as a contractor to develop content for Holt PowerNotes and online course content for While raising her four children, she worked part-time as a Barnes & Noble bookseller for nearly a decade. In 2016 she decided to focus on developing as a writer while simultaneously working to build The Room to Writea support system for local writers, illustrators and creative minds to collaborate through and draw inspiration from. Colleen is a member of the Society for Children's Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI), Massachusetts State Poetry Society and the Wakefield Cultural Council.

Keep up with any additional young adult writing groups and activities through our wonderful, local Lucius Beebe Memorial Library. View current information about upcoming programs, book lists and more here or visit: