About Us

Being a writer in New York City is challenging but finding a quiet place to work can be even harder. We founded Brooklyn Writers Space fifteen years ago to provide an affordable sanctuary where writers can turn off their phones, ignore the dishes in the sink, and do the hard work of writing. The communal lounge and kitchen provide a place to take a break from the writing and chat with other members about work and life. BWS has served over 1800 writers who have published countless articles, books, dissertations, poems, stage and screen plays.


  • Scott Adkins, playwright, co-founder of BWS, manager of Gowanus Location
  • Erin Courtney, playwright, co-founder of BWS, marketing
  • Jennifer Epstein, novelist, manager of BWS, Carroll Gardens Location

Scott Adkins and Erin Courtney
Co-Founders of BWS

  • Accessible 24/7
  • Near the Union St R train, or 4th Ave G/F trains
  • Fast wi-fi
  • Two private booths for phone conversations
  • Free coffee and tea in the lounge
  • Roof deck for peaceful contemplation
  • Couches in the quiet room
  • Comfy chairs in the lounge
  • Optional storage lockers ($10/month)
  • Five minute walk to Whole Foods or Staples
  • Printer (bring your own paper)
  • Accessible 24/7
  • Free coffee and tea in kitchenette
  • Fast wi-fi
  • Next door to Union Market
  • Near the Bergen or Carroll St F train
  • Comfy reading area
  • Printer (bring your own paper)
  • Optional storage lockers ($10/month)
  • Monthly reading series hosted at Books are Magic
  • Periodic cocktail hour mixers for members to meet one another
  • Opportunities to meet fellow writers in the lounge area when members are taking a break

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