The Writers Studio

A room of your own, where you can work, write, and be productive.

Looking for a quiet space away from home to work or write? The Writers Studio is open for single-person use to prevent the spread of COVID-19. While the Writers Studio was originally designed to be a communal space for writers to work and meet, the Studio is now open to Guests–anyone who needs a private space to be productive. 

Writers Studio Guests may use the Writers Studio on a first-come, first-served basis from Mon-Fri, between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. Simply call or email FYACS to reserve your spot: 781-665-4140 or

Writers in Residence have access to the studio 7 days a week 8 a.m.-10 p.m. on a first-come, first-served basis and use an online sign-up sheet to reserve their spot.

Two ways to join the Writers Studio...

Writer in Residence (full membership)

  • $60 per month for private access to the Writers Studio 
  • Access days/hours: 
    • 7 days per week, 8 a.m.-10 p.m.
  • High-speed Wi-Fi
  • Quiet, private space to work
  • Personal bookshelf for storage
  • Access to monthly member meetings and writing workshops
  • Free admittance to monthly Creative Writing workshops
  • Access to our shared library
  • FYACS membership benefits for your entire family 
  • Post your profile on the FYACS website, publish on our blog, and promote your writing
  • Stay in touch with FYACS writers through a private Facebook page

Writers Studio Guest*

  • $25 for 3 hours for private access to the studio, up to 2 visits per month
  • Access days/hours: Mon-Fri
    • 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. 
    • 1:00-4:00 p.m.
  • High-speed Wi-Fi
  • Quiet, private space to work

*We hope guests can take advantage of having a quiet, private, dedicated space to work. If you find you would like to make use of the space more often than 2x/month, we encourage you to consider membership!

All users of The Writers Studio (both Writers in Residence and Guests) must agree to practice our COVID-19 protocols, which includes wearing a mask in communal areas and wiping down your workspace. 

Be productive. Be inspired. Make the Writers Studio your workspace away from home. 

An inspirational space

The Writers Studio is a quiet workspace tucked away on the second floor of our beautiful Victorian house. The studio features a fireplace, bookshelves and library, and large, light filled windows overlooking Main Street, Melrose. The Studio is currently accessible only by stairs. 

FYACS is located in the historic district of Main Street, Melrose, minutes away from coffee shops, restaurants, and grocery stores—so you can take a break and pick up whatever refreshments you need to help you stay productive.

Build your community

Members of the Writers Studio build community through regular meetings, workshops, and drop in creative writing opportunities. 

As part of the large creative community that is FYACS, writers can participate in a wide array of classes and workshops across creative media. Storytelling, improvisation, and lots of visual arts programs round out our offerings.

The Writers Studio is surrounded by other studios full of visual artists working in a variety of media. Get to know your creative community!