What makes us unique

[Alex] has a wonderful balance of encouraging me as a writer and also helping me hone my skills. I am most grateful.
— Cherise Scott, Updraft: Fiction Workshop, Brooklyn

small workshops

Our workshops are capped at seven participants, plus an instructor, ensuring that your writing gets workshopped more frequently and with greater attention and focus by your fellow writers. That means more time spent doing what matters most––creating relationships with people who care about your work and whose work, in turn, inspires you.


Every Writer's Rock workshop comes furnished with laptops for those who prefer working electronically. This means less printing ahead of time, less environmental waste, and more ctrl-F for when you thought you remembered where that really great sentence was, but where the heck did it go...?

community readings & events

Our public salon, Urban Fire, runs in addition to our quarterly student readings, which are held in fun bar and restaurant venues around the city, like Silvana in Harlem and The Gin Mill on the Upper West Side. Interested presenters and performers can apply for their chance in the spotlight while friends, family, and fans gather to listen, laugh and celebrate. Sign up for our mailing list to find out when and where the next salon will be!

Tom is fantastic! He helped me target an area of practical interest that I will also be passionate about writing. He’s really knowledgeable and personable. Really happy with the start of these sessions!
— Tara Ramirez, One-on-one Sessions, Westchester