Close Encounters with at Louis Place: 
A day of writing and creative abundance

American Academy of Arts and Letters
633 West 155 Street, New York, NY 10032
Saturday, December 2, 9:30am–5:30pm
Tickets (reserve your spot)
Event Registration (share your access needs)

On Saturday, December 2, the American Academy of Arts and Letters invites you to join “Close Encounters,” a day of creative abundance, reflection, and support for all writers hosted by at Louis Place, a community for writers co-founded by visual artist Steffani Jemison and writer Quincy Flowers.

Anchored by guest-led writing workshops, independent co-writing, salon-style readings and sharing, space for working, and indoor and outdoor spaces for eating and gathering, participants can use Arts and Letters’s campus in Washington Heights in an atmosphere of generosity and generativity. In the spirit of the core ethos at Louis Place: everyone is welcome.

Access and inclusion are foundational values of the day-long program, which will create “close encounters” with writers’ work and lives in ways that feel nourishing and generative.

Due to limited space, participants must RSVP for this event. Tickets to the in-person event at Arts and Letters are $15, and scholarships are available for writers with financial need. Breakfast pastries, lunch, and additional light refreshments are included in the cost of registration.

Register for the event here and let us know your access needs.

Purchase your ticket here.