|The Brooklyn Writers Space was founded by playwrights Scott Adkins and Erin Courtney in 2002. Since opening, the Writers Space has served over 1200 writers by providing a professional, respectful, and quiet environment for writers.
2015 brought a big change for the Brooklyn Writers Space. The Park Slope location on Garfield Place that served writers for twelve years was relocated a couple blocks away to 185 1st Street. The new location is a brand new facility with three sunny exposures, a picture window in the lounge, and a roof-deck.
In 2007, the Brooklyn Writers Space partnered with the Brooklyn Art Space to establish a new kind of space. Room 58 provides everything the Writer Space does with an additional room for writers to take care of the business side of writing. In addition, the writer members share a beautiful bright 10,000 square foot loft space with the visual artist members of the Brooklyn Art Space.
In 2010, the Brooklyn Writers Space opened another quiet only space on Court Street to serve the writers of Carroll Gardens, Cobble Hill, Red Hook and Boerum Hill. This space is a classic Carroll Gardens store front.
All spaces provide writers with a desk, a lamp and a chair on a first come first serve basis. Coffee is always on hand, as well as provide your own paper printing, wi-fi(but if you are trying to get away from the internet we can help you with that too), storage ($30 per quarter), and kitchenette lounge areas for socializing.
Each space is unique by location and by services, the 1st Street location has a roof deck for peaceful contemplation, Room 58 has a beautiful art gallery and a lounge with really comfy couches, and the Court Street location has plenty of books and a very comfy reading area. All spaces are accessible 24/7.
Membership rates vary by access level and term. We offer three access levels; full-time membership has 24/7 access, part-time 2 membership has access after 3:30 pm until 10:30am on weekdays and anytime on weekends, and part-time 1 membership has access after 6pm until 8:00am on weekdays and anytime on weekends. Rates range from $90 to $150 per month. Please click here to see our rates and available terms. The longer a membership commitment, the lower the monthly cost.
There is a one time $65 initiation fee for new members. Storage is available for $10 per month.