Chris G’s Best Yelp Reviews: The Hatchery Press – 5/5 Stars

The Hatchery Press – CLOSED
Shared Office Spaces, Adult Education
601 N Larchmont Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90004

The Hatchery is way more than that of a “shared office space” as it is a shared studio space exclusively for writers who publish their work. I am surprised there aren’t more Yelpers as active as I am writing about this place, but I suppose most ‘actual writers’ wouldn’t expend their writing for free on Yelp. I have existential dilemmas about doing just that all the time. Lol.

As someone who retired from almost a decade-long career at being a professional graduate student, it feels more like that of a liberal arts college. It reminds me of the atmosphere that you’d -want- to find at an MFA program or a writing residency. Everyone who runs this place has cultivated a very creative and lively spirit here. If they wanted to push for that direction and get accredited as a school, I bet they could do it. A lot of people here have books published and screenplays in production. They have a workshop of sorts almost every other night. They have readings and monthly BBQs too.

For me – this place is a refuge. I’ve been coming here for almost a year and it’s usually consistently good. It’s a perfect bike stop. It’s quiet at night. Let me emphasize how perfectly sandwiched this place is in the middle for someone who rides bikes even when deathly ill. It is one-stop along my 15-mile roundtrip infinity circle between East Hollywood to Hollywood to West Hollywood almost every day. This place, unless if they have a few major events, is usually very mellow at night. It’s spacious as they have two houses worth of space, so if something is happening in one house, the other house is usually freer. It’s not a coffee shop, but they have lots and lots of coffee pods. It has a ton of plants and it’s well-kept.

Useful:Funny:Cool: 3