THE 24-HOUR ROOM |
The 24-hour Room began in the isolation of the pandemic as a balm for lonely writers bereft of their coffee shops, writers rooms and artists colonies. An incubator for stories and a safe harbor for storytellers, The 24-Hour Room offers fellowship, structure, solutions, motivation, accountability and intellectual sustenance. Its central feature is a silent, communal virtual writing space known as the Studio. Other offerings of The 24-Hour Room include a growing library of Craft essays and prompts, a quarterly writers-group match-making program, Octavia Butler and Moby-Dick Slow Marathons, multiple live writing-prompt sessions and craft conversations in our 24/7 Zoom Lounge, open mics and bulletin boards.
We are not currently a 501(c)3 organization, but we make the site and its live programs available to all at no cost. You may be able to deduct contributions from your taxes as a writing expense.
Inspired by NPR and the Met, we have adopted a pay-what-you-wish Membership system. We welcome the participation of writers from all over the globe — from best-selling authors to students — including writers who can afford to pay a small fee for our programs and those experiencing financial hardship, who cannot. The website, the virtual Studio and the live events in the Lounge are free to all, regardless of their resources.
SUSTAINING MEMBERSHIP & BENEFITS|
The 24-Hour Room is funded entirely by voluntary donations from Sustaining Members, who contribute on a monthly or annual basis. The 24-Hour Room encourages regular users who can afford to do so to become Sustaining Members at whatever level of support fits their budget.
To thank them, we hold intimate Round Table events each month where we discuss topics pertaining to Sustaining Members' current interests and writing projects. We also go deep on the process of getting published. Days, times and topics of Round Tables vary month to month and are arranged by mutual consensus and interest. We contact Sustaining Members by email asking for their input and availability invite them to Round Table gatherings. We also send Sustainers limited-edition vinyl stickers.