Westport is crawling with writers.
Some write at home. Others use the library or Starbucks.
Soon, they’ll have an actual writers’ room. Or, to be grammatically correct: The Writers’ Room.
That’s the name of the brainchild of Tish Fried and Patrick McCord. Writers themselves — and editors and teachers — they’ve been giving under-the-radar workshops for adults and kids (most recently in Black Rock).
But they always coveted Westport. Finally they’ve found a spot: a cozy red clapboard building in Colonial Green.
With wooden beams, walls freshly painted in soothing yellow and green, and plenty of light, it’s the perfect spot for writing.
Add wooden tables, comfy lounge chairs, an espresso machine, wi-fi and trade magazines, and writers may never want to leave.
An added attraction: Cell phones are prohibited.
A pre-launch party is set for this Friday (June 18, 7 p.m.). Writers will be welcome gratis for a couple of months; beginning in September, Tish and Patrick will charge a small fee. (Hey, they’re writers, not billionaires.)
Tish and Patrick envision The Writers’ Room as a place for book signings, poetry readings, story-telling, meetings with agents and editors, parties and other special events.
They’ll offer small-group workshops upstairs — everything from screenwriting and poetry to college essays.
It’s a welcome addition to Westport. And — if writers ever get tired of writing — the Colonial Green location is perfect.
They can walk to the library or Starbucks.
(For more information, click on www.writeyourselffreenow.com; email firstname.lastname@example.org, or call 203-557-4614.)