Welcome to The Writer's Rock

 

 

 

a group of writers and artists who brainstorm stories, talk craft, write, workshop, and ultimately build a vibrant and inclusive writing community together.

That community is rooted in the cultural bedrock of New York City. From that bedrock we’ve carved a space for all writers to gather in sometimes raucous, sometimes silent spaces where visions and voices can emerge.
 

Our genre-specific workshops are led by published writers, produced playwrights, and successful performers active in their fields. Each is a member of our extended family, committed to fostering a warm and rigorous writing environment regardless of your experience or background.
 

No matter where your story comes from, we have a spot saved on one of our mismatched & well-worn couches for you to tell it. From first novel drafts to final edits, college essays to corporate memos, this is your place to hone your craft and meet others doing the same.
 

If you can’t make it in person, our online workshops provide the same warmth and attention from the comfort of your own laptop. And one-on-one sessions both in person and online offer the chance for close reading and critique, leaving no stone unturned in the pursuit of the perfect expression of your ideas.

 

This is The Writer’s Rock. Let’s get together and write.

 

 

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Work with an instructor and up to six other writers to hone your pieces, workshopping your writing every time the group gets together. 

 

Workshops available in fiction, non-fiction, poetry, musical theater, and more!

 
 

One-on-one Sessions

 

 

Our goal is to form a genuine relationship in every one-on-one session we hold. Our sessions, available both in person and online, provide the kind of close and thoughtful investment in your writing required to both understand what you’re trying to say and how best to craft it for your reader. Our instructors are committed to the pursuit of the clearest expression of your voice and ideas.

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creative team-building excursions

Bring the Writer’s Rock into your office with spirited team-building storytelling Excursions. Playwriting, mystery-solving, and traditional writing help are all available from our high-energy and experienced writing instructors. And if really want to break the mold while still strengthening office morale, our veteran Dungeons & Dragons game leaders offer a slew of custom role-playing game settings ready to test your team’s ability to solve problems, work together, and adapt to changing conditions on the fly––all while exercising bedrock skills of imagination, creativity, and critical thought.

writing rooms

 

One of the benefits of workshops at The Writer’s Rock are the comfortable couches where we hold them. But what if you want the couches without the workshops? We’ve got you covered. Couches and private rooms are available to rent on a per-day or per-month basis, depending on your need. Simply sign up, get your access code, and drop by any time during regular business hours to settle down, plug in, and write away. The coffee and tea are free, but the peace of mind you'll find is priceless.

 
 
 
 
 
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Where We Write

Our number of Writer's Rock hubs is growing. If you'd like to talk about bringing The Writer's Rock to your area, get in touch!

Upper West Side

Our vibrant headquarters, steps from Central Park, the Natural History Museum, Riverside Park, and beautiful views of the Hudson.

Park Slope

Our newest location in the city, with endless blocks of brownstone meandering and Prospect Park just a stone's throw away.

Online

We hear this whole internet thing is supposed to be pretty big these days...If you're interested in Writer's Rock workshops but don't live close enough, we've got just the thing for you.

 

for college students

Our college creative writing workshop is specifically tailored to students enrolled in higher ed who are looking for a place to escape the ivory tower and connect with other committed writers around their age. We also offer help with college essay writing. Our college essay writing workshops are designed for students interested in working with peer writers to explore effective rhetoric and persuasive writing techniques, while those who’d prefer working exclusively with an experienced writing instructor can schedule one-on-one sessions that fit their schedule. Either way, your writing and critical thinking skills are sure to graduate to the next level.

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