Welcome to The Writer's Rock
A Writing Center for New York's Upper West Side
a group of writers and artists brainstorming stories, talking craft, writing, workshopping, and building a vibrant and inclusive 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.