The Detroit Writing Room, a co-working space, has opened on the second floor of 1514 Washington Blvd. in the heart of downtown Detroit. The building is just north of Clifford Street.
Journalist Stephanie Steinberg and her husband, Jake Serwer, oversee the new facility, which provides space for writers, entrepreneurs, creatives, and anyone looking to improve his or her writing skills for business or literary purposes.
“There’s so much creative talent in Detroit — whether you’re a writer, artist, or entrepreneur launching a new business,” says Steinberg. “The Detroit Writing Room is a cozy living room environment filled with couches, bookshelves, artwork, and Detroit artifacts. It’s a co-working space, but I’m offering something no other co-working space has, and that’s award-winning writing coaches.”
Members and guests will have access to a variety of coaches who can offer feedback and editing for business materials or literary works. Services include website copy, e-newsletters, social media content, professional bios, press releases, business plans, speeches, fiction, nonfiction, essays, and poetry. Graphic design coaches will help with websites and logos, and photography coaches are available.
“At no other co-working space in the country can the community can seek one-on-one writing coaching from current and retired journalists,” says Serwer. “Now Detroiters can experience the comradery of a newsroom and benefit from the talents of these prestigious journalists. For our writing coaches who are retired journalists, we hope this provides an outlet for them to give back and continue their passion for crafting stories.”
Co-working and coaching are offered from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturdays. After 6:30 p.m., The Detroit Writing room will host evening events Monday through Saturday. The Detroit Writing Room offers a tiered membership model, with rates listed at detroitwritingroom.com.