creative team-building events

Everyone told me [...] that it was one of the most useful workshops they’d attended. You covered everything [...] and added some humor, which was appreciated! Thank you again.
— Medical non-profit, New York City, Summer 2018

Bring The Writer’s Rock into your office or workplace for a spirited and enriching team-building experience. We’re excited to work with you to provide a meaningful, enjoyable writing & storytelling experience for every member of your team.

Showtime: A Group Musical Writing Session

Ever daydreamed about breaking out into song in the middle of the workday, but worried your co-workers might look at you funny?

Our group musical seminar is designed to produce a single song from the unwritten musical of your dreams, as dreamed up by every member of your team together.

You’ll start by brainstorming characters, a setting, melody, and major problems as a group before breaking out to work on individual verses and refinements in pairs.

When you’re done, you’ll have an entirely new piece of music (will it be a comedy? full of heartbreak? rapping colonialists?) that you’ll be free to perform at the office holiday party this year (and next year, and next year…).

But most of all you’ll enjoy a fun, creative three hours that tests your team members’ collaboration while linking them together in powerful hilarious bonding through song. By the end of this seminar, you’ll be hoping you never see that curtain fall.

Persuasive Rhetoric & Fundamentals of Writing

Knowing what you want to say doesn’t always mean you know how to say it, and we don’t just mean all those sticky notes on the office fridge door.

In emails, office memos and customer-facing reports—to say nothing of web copy or your social media presence—effective communication matters. The gap between intent and expression, however, can sometimes feel more like an uncrossable chasm.

Our instructors know how to teach your employees the keys to effective rhetoric and self-presentation, from Aristotle’s persuasive appeals to clean and simple modern writing fundamentals.

Better communication means better information flow inside your business and better engagement with customers outside of it. Let The Writer’s Rock help your team find the strength and flexibility of its writing voice, and say goodbye to "accidentally" passive-aggressive refrigerator notes forever.

Dungeons & Dragons & Desktops: RPGs in the Workplace

If you’re looking for a different way to engage your group in dynamic collaboration and storytelling, this is it.

Our veteran Dungeons & Dragons game leaders are ready to whisk your team away to an alternate world where magic might exist, but choices still matter.

Our stable of role-playing campaigns stands ready to test your team’s ability to solve problems, work together and adapt to changing conditions on the fly—all while exercising the bedrock skills of collaboration, creativity and critical thought every business relies on.

And if you’ve never played a game of D&D before, don't worry. All levels of experience are welcome, from the lowliest peasants to the mightiest knights.

All that’s needed is an open mind, an active imagination and about three hours set aside to save the entire world. We’ll bring the dice.