Arts, Culture, and Humanities

Writerhouse

  • Charlottesville, VA
  • http://www.writerhouse.org

Mission Statement

The mission of WriterHouse is to promote the creation and appreciation
of literature and to encourage the development of writers of all levels
by providing affordable, secure workspace and meeting space, high
quality writing instruction, and literary events for the public.

Main Programs

  1. Writing Classes
  2. Writing Space
  3. Literary Events
  4. Networking and Community Events
  5. Outreach to Underserved Populations

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Service Areas

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Virginia

Charlottesville and Albemarle County, Virginia, and surrounding fifty-mile radius.

ruling year

2008

Principal Officer since 2011

Self-reported

Rachel Unkefer

Keywords

Self-reported

writing, literature, literary, creative writing, writing classes, youth classes, fiction, poetry, memoir, creative nonfiction, genre fiction, author events, literary discussions

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EIN

26-2082047

Physical Address

508 Dale Avenue

Charlottesville, VA 22903

Contact

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Arts, Cultural Organizations - Multipurpose (A20)

Adult, Continuing Education (B60)

Humanities Organizations (A70)

IRS Filing Requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

Programs + Results

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Overview

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WriterHouse is the Central Virginia's only gathering space and support network for creative writers of all levels and genres.

Programs

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Program 1

Writing Classes

Instruction in fiction, poetry, and creative nonfiction of all kinds for middle school through adulthood, taught by published writers and/or holders of Masters of Fine Arts degrees in writing. Approximately 50 classes per year serving 300 students.

Category

Education

Population(s) Served

General Public/Unspecified

Budget

$35,000.00

Program 2

Writing Space

Five writing rooms totaling approximately 1,000 square feet with writing tables, upholstered chairs and loveseats, lamps and cozy decor, to accommodate up to 25 writers at a time. Electronic door lock to provide 24-hour access for additional fee.

Category

Arts, Culture & Humanities

Population(s) Served

Adults

Budget

$30,000.00

Program 3

Literary Events

Visiting authors and publishing professionals offer insights and advice on the writing life at monthly events that are free and open to the public.

Category

Arts, Culture & Humanities

Population(s) Served

General Public/Unspecified

Budget

$500.00

Program 4

Networking and Community Events

Social gatherings, informational panel discussions and critique groups formed by members occur on a weekly basis.

Category

Arts, Culture & Humanities

Population(s) Served

Adults

Budget

$100.00

Program 5

Outreach to Underserved Populations

Scholarships for students who can't afford classes, special free workshops for clients of local human services organizations.

Category

Arts, Culture & Humanities

Population(s) Served

General Public/Unspecified

Budget

$1,000.00

Service Areas

Self-reported

Virginia

Charlottesville and Albemarle County, Virginia, and surrounding fifty-mile radius.

Funding Needs

Scholarship funding, facilities maintenance and repair, funds to hire part-time administrative staff

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Writerhouse

Leadership

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Principal Officer

Rachel Unkefer

BIO

Because WriterHouse employs no fulltime staff, the operations are managed by volunteers, led by the board president. Current president was CEO of a 100-employee retail chain for fifteen years and has managed other nonprofit operations as a volunteer.

Governance

BOARD CHAIR

Rachel Unkefer

No Affiliation

Term: Jan 2011 - Dec 2012

BOARD LEADERSHIP PRACTICES

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ETHICS & TRANSPARENCY

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BOARD COMPOSITION

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BOARD PERFORMANCE

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