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While the Lexington Writer's Room - like most businesses in America - has been closed, partially closed, and/or on pause for most of the year, we're planning for our re-launch in 2021. The timing is TBD based on when it will be safe. Here are a few things we know:

  1. The Writer's Room will re-open in a new location on W. 2nd Street in downtown Lexington (very close to The Carnegie Center).

  2. In addition to our well-appointed workspaces, we'll have a Literary Salon suitable for readings and gatherings.

  3. Prior to re-opening, we'll take a fresh look at our membership programs and benefits and share changes/enhancements on our website and Facebook Page.

If you'd like to be among the first to know about our re-launch membership programs, send a quick email to membership@lexwritersroom.org.


We'll also be ramping back up our fundraising efforts. If you or your organization would like to support or partner with the Lexington Writer's Room, please reach out to us at info@lexwritersroom.org.


And if you'd like to make a donation, hold your phone up to our QR Code or use the DONATION link on the Support Us page of our website. Thanks for your support!


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Gwenda Bond thought it had been a slow spring until we asked her for news. Earlier this year, she announced a new two-book deal with St. Martin's Griffin. Her fantasy romantic comedy duology NOT YOUR AVERAGE HOT GUY and THE DATE FROM HELL--partly set in Lexington and partly set in, you guessed it, Hell--will be published in 2021 and 2022. 

She also co-created the #Creators4Comics and Independent Bookstores campaign with fellow writers Kami Garcia and Sam Humphries (assisted by Phil Jimenez and Brian Michael Bendis) to aid comic shops and indie bookstores hit hard by COVID-19. The C4C charity auction raised more than $433,000 for the Book Industry Charitable Foundation (BINC) in five days, funds that are going directly to aid stores and their employees. You can still donate.

And, last but not least, Gwenda was recently invited to the Wild Cards Consortium, the long-running, author-owned shared universe project. Created in 1986 and edited by George R.R. Martin ever since, she also joins LWR member (and her husband) Christopher Rowe as a part of the Wild Cards gang.


You've got so much cool stuff going on, Gwenda!

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We're thrilled to share the news of Elizabeth's new book contract! Here's the blurb:

Vicki Lame at Wednesday Books has acquired Elizabeth Kilcoyne's YA Southern Gothic debut, WAKE THE BONES, in which nineteen-year-old Laurel Early must unravel her mother's terrifying legacy and tap into her own innate magic to save everyone she loves before it's too late. Publication is slated for summer of 2022.


Follow Elizabeth on Twitter @eakilcoyne and look for additional updates about WAKE THE BONES here and in our newsletter. Congratulations Elizabeth!

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