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. 

What we do:

Quiet daily co-writing
8-9 am EST Monday through Friday
2-3 pm EST Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday, Sunday

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

Monthly generative writing sessions
(we call these Orbit) + occasional special sessions 

Need a reader / be a reader
for your applications and submissions + occasional special readings and discussions about publications by our writers

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

Shooting the shit weekly
Strategizing about research software, residency applications. Also just hanging out.

Periodic writing retreats
Sometimes we write together all day.

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 and states currently known as Lima, Austin, Chicago, Mexico City, Oklahoma City, Brooklyn, New Haven, Washington DC, Palo Alto, 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.


Here’s what we’re up to this month.

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