A space for the literary arts

Fall 2019 Program


Fall Catalogue

Our Fall Program is here!


New Discussion Groups,

New Writing Workshops,

& New Classes!

Now Enrolling!!

We help people write books

The Republic of Letters offers a variety of editing services. Whether you have a full manuscript or are just sketching ideas, we do everything from polish to inspire. 


A book can be(come) an unwieldy thing,

we'll help you manage it. It's our thing.


We offer our enchanting space to host writing and author events. If you're a local author and you wish to hold a book launch or a reading, please contact us

To see our list of Upcoming Events please click here


The latest up on our blog:

A hub for local literary news, reviews, and cultural posts. Two new posts up by Executive Director, Ryan Block, on Sensitivity Readers and Cancel Culture.  

Waterline Writers

Ask us about Waterline Writers, a monthly reading series held at the ever-green art gallery, Water Street Studios. Over the years Waterline Writers has earned a reputation as the Fox Valley’s premiere 

reading series. The event features several writers 

selected by submission, followed by an Open Mic. Readings are traditionally held in the main art gallery. 

Book Donations

We sell used books to keep our writing classes, editing services, and workshops affordable, and anything we can't sell, we donate to teachers and homeless shelters. Please consider donating your books to The Republic of Letters. Thank you!!

The Republic of Letters NFP is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit.


How to find us:

We are located in the lovely Geneva on the Dam Complex.

1 West State Street, Suite 103. Geneva, Illinois 60134.

*GPS will take you across town to the 711. Rather, we are located by Buttermilk Cafe, The Dam Bar, and Riverside Receptions, next to the parking lot on N River Lane. We do apologize for the inconvenience. We have contacted the inscrutable gods of GPS to rectify this predicament, and await their judgment. 

The Republic of Letters NFP

RoL is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization

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1 West State Street, Suite 103. Geneva, Illinois 60134