The Writers Studio

Find your quiet place. Find your community.

Writers, find the space and community you are looking for at FYACS. We offer a second-floor studio space, monthly writing sessions, and periodic author events and classes.  Our public Facebook group, FYACSwriters, will help you connect with local writers. Our FYACS community blog, Palette, provides the space for our community members to publish their work. Find out more below!

Two ways to use the Writers Studio... a Writer in Residence (WIR) member

  • $60 per month for private access to the Writers Studio 
  • Access 7 days per week, 8 a.m.-10 p.m.
  • High-speed Wi-Fi
  • Quiet, private space to work
  • Personal bookshelf for storage
  • Meet with other WIR members; participate in annual event
  • Free admittance to our monthly writing workshops
  • Access to our shared library
  • FYACS membership benefits for your entire family 
  • Post your profile on the FYACS website

To become a member, apply here. You can meet our resident writers here a 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

Group rentals also available

Questions?  Call or email FYACS for more information: 781-665-4140 or

Be productive. Be inspired. Build community.

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

Looking to build your writing community or publish your writing?

  • Come to one of our monthly creative writing sessions for ages 17 to adult, designed to get your pen moving with fun prompts, craft lessons, and conversation! Watch our Classes page to learn more. Open to everyone—non-writers to experienced.
  • Join FYACSWriters—a public Facebook group where you can connect with other writers and learn about upcoming writing events and classes at FYACS.
  • Have a piece ready to publish and share? Submit it to Palette, the FYACS blog. See submission guidelines here.