About us

We are a community of generous readers and writers sharing ideas, listening to each other, studying together, learning from one another, and taking each other seriously. We are writing glossaries, short stories, screenplays, guides, essays, ghost stories, poems, morning pages, memoirs, syllabi, haiku, artist statements, journals, notes, fellowship applications, plays, sorrow songs, proposals. 

Our biweekly open letter—free to all thinkers and readers—activates intellectual and creative networks across traditional intellectual silos.

Our co-writing community offers opportunities for personal and creative growth, as well as connection to peers from across the continent and the world. Offerings include daily co-writing, monthly project exchange, weekly groups for feedback or inspiration, guest workshops, and more. 

Founded in 2020 by Steffani Jemison and Quincy Flowers, at Louis Place is coordinated by Naima Lowe in collaboration with Steffani and Quincy.

Programs at Louis Place in 2023-2024 are made possible in part through the sponsorship of The Field, with funding from the Teiger Foundation. Support us.

What we do:

Quiet daily co-writing
Monday through Sunday

Greenwich Mean Time (GMT):
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Eastern Standard Time (EST):
8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Central Standard Time (CST):
7:00 AM - 8:00 AM
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Pacific Standard Time (PST):
5:00 AM - 6:00 AM
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Weekly small group cohorts
for support and feedback / feed forward (we call these Trajectory)

Writing workshops 
for inspiration and advice. Winter/Spring 2023 guests include Sharon Bridgforth. Generative workshops are generally held monthly; we expect to host four between January and May 2023.

Page exchange
with other writers in the community, facilitated monthly

Library of writing prompts & reflections
from readings and proposals that surface in the community—with new additions every week.

Yes, at Louis Place is for you if:

✌🏾 You seek nonhierarchical, interdisciplinary, intergenerational intellectual exchange

✌🏾 You write or think meaningfully about writing in relation to your creative work

✌🏾 You want to be in comfortable, private, and drama-free conversation with ambitious writers (editors, playwrights, scholars, performers, artists, curators, activists) from around the world. We are in the cities currently known as Lima, Austin, Chicago, Mexico City, Oklahoma City, Brooklyn, New Haven, Washington DC, Cincinnati, Harlem, New Jersey, Atlanta, and more.  

✌🏾 You prioritize Black voices & revolutionary dreams.

✌🏾 You want to share ideas and feedback and frustrations with other writers.

✌🏾 You are willing to give as much as you receive from a community.

Informal gathering around shared interests
strategizing about research software, residency applications. Also just hanging out.

Monthly writing retreats
we write together all day.

Click here to learn how to join us (it’s easy!)

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