A collaborative web project that explores the relationship between writers, writing, rooms, mentors, communities, and the institutions that we engage with. Taking its cue from Woolf’s A Room of One’s Own, we seek information about the lives of such people in various stages of their writing lives (from emerging to retiring) with an emphasis on LGBQT+ and writers who don’t claim or are not claimed by mainstream rubrics.

Research Assistants


paz o’farrell

Paz O’Farrell is a fiction writer from Buenos Aires, Argentina. She is currently pursuing a Master’s in Creative Writing at Concordia University, where she works under the poet Sina Queyras on the public project Writing Beyond The Room and the Writers Read series.  Her work has been published in the Scripps Journal and by In Media Res, selected as a finalist for the DISQUIET non-fiction prize and a semi-finalist for the Adroit Prose Prize. She is the recipient of the Hollfelder Award. She likes to write about things people don’t like to talk about.


Katherine Abbass

Emma Cullen

Bridget Huh


Deanna Radford

Alisha Dukelow

Contact Us

Department of English
Concordia University
1455 De Maisonneuve Blvd. W.
Montreal, QC H3G 1M8 Canada