191 Highland Avenue, Suite 1-C
Somerville, Ma 02143
Please note: The office is closed on Tuesdays! You may catch us if
we’re here setting up an event, but otherwise we’ll get back to you on
275 16th Street
33705 St Petersburg
InVision Creative Café is a new kind of experience that gives young
entrepreneurs and innovative minds a place to create something new.
InVision is also the first of its kind; combining the community and
creativity of a co-working space with the comfort and ambience of a
modern café. We offer healthy products such as locally sourced coffee
and espresso, herbal and ethnobotanical
teas, kava, kombucha and even all-natural nootropic beverages - designed
to get your creative juices flowing.
The Writer’s Hub, which normally meets at the Belgrade
Theatre fortnightly, met here today.
The location in Fargo Village in Far Gosford Street,
Coventry, is in amongst other artistic situations. Plenty of coffee was
available along with a choice of cakes. I had a bacon sandwich ( I had been up a
long time!). The place as you would expect is full of well-priced second hand
There was some music in the background at the start of our
meeting, but I think that it was toned down whilst we were talking and
discussing our writing. There are groups of tables which were brought together
today to enable 12 of us to sit together – very accommodating.
New cafés, new creative practitioners and new activities sought
The Creative Café started off as a seed of an idea about ten
years ago. Since then I’ve collected dozens and dozens of cafés. I seem to find
them everywhere I go. I’ve altered my ideas about what counts as a creative
café activity and embraced some really interesting events and meetings.
I’m now keen of course to get even more people involved,
more cafés listed and discover more ideas of how creative practitioners can
interact with each other and their audiences in a café environment.
Do have a look at About the
Project to find out what the project is about. Also take a look at Ideas for Café
Owners to find out how the cafés work. We also have some good ideas about
how writers and other creative practitioners might interact with a creative
café. Read about it here.Do browse the cafés and get a sense of how a
café become labelled “creative”.Find a Café
shows you a list of activities by café.You can also search for a café by post code, town and country.
Don’t forget also CaféLit, our
publication that supports the project.
Can you help me to add more information to the site? If so,
please use the contact form. We look forward to hearing from you.
Many writers have a love / hate relationship with Waterstone’s.
This giant chain store may have squeezed out some of our beloved indie
bookshops. It’s not easy getting them to sell your books. At times it seems
like an exclusive club to which it is difficult to get membership. Yet, it is a
bookshop full of fabulous books. The people who work there are, it seems, lovers
of books and its café is also peopled with those who love the written word.
I’ve had two encounters recently with the café in this branch
of Waterstone’s. I met a writer whom I’m mentoring. She was held up by problems
with trains and this allowed me plenty of time to see what was going on there.
I drank a huge cup of coffee and got on with some writing. I wasn’t the only one
working this way: there were plenty of people bent over tablets and lap-tops.
It was also clear that many people were holding meetings and I know of other
colleagues who have used this space for that purpose. And some people just sit
A few days later we held our SCBWI network group there and I
belong to the Young Adult critique group. We couldn’t all fit in the events
room. We took over two tables in the café.
The staff didn’t mind: we were buying lunch and lots of drinks. One or two other
visitors looked at us curiously. They were interested, though, rather than
irritated. This also seemed the right sort of activity for the café.
The café’s been there quite a while now and is beginning to
fade a little. No matter. It is still a comfortable space for the creative practitioner.
It offers a decent if not spectacular range of food and drink at reasonable