A hub for literary Philly, Blue Stoop's mission is to support and nurture writers and readers from all walks of life who live in greater Philadelphia. We believe storytelling and writing make us smarter, more empathetic, and more connected. Our programs are inclusive and prioritize lifting the voices of writers of color, queer and trans writers, and working class writers. We seek to foster deeper relationships between preexisting community resources in greater Philadelphia, a city whose rich literary history far predates Blue Stoop, and that Blue Stoop seeks to uphold in our work. Our dream is to one day have our own accessible, physical space for the literary community to call home, while also connecting with preexisting literary institutions throughout the city, thinking broadly and creatively together about Philadelphia's literary landscape and future. We are a fiscally sponsored 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization through Culture Works Philadelphia.

We offer writing classes for serious early career writers, author events open to the public at venues around the city, and monthly happy hours on the third Sunday of each month at W/N W/N Coffee Bar. Come hang with us!


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Yes, we are a fiscally sponsored project of CultureTrust Greater Philadelphia , which is a public 501c3 organization recognized by the IRS. Your donation is tax-deductible to the fullest extent permissible by law.

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