New 'cozy' co-working space to open in downtown Detroit

The Detroit Writing Room will open June 2019
Posted at 12:32 PM, Apr 28, 2019
and last updated 2019-04-29 09:34:52-04

DETROIT (WXYZ) — There's a new business coming to downtown Detroit. It's called The Detroit Writing Room.

It's billed as a "cozy workspace that will offer writing, graphic design and photography coaching for creatives and entrepreneurs".

Stephanie Steinberg, a journalist and managing editor of SEEN Magazine, came up with the idea.

"We have a real strong entrepreneurship and literary community," she said. "To meld those together is going to be something really special."

It's a place you can go and get help from professional writers.

"We're going to have coaches, award-winning journalists, graphic designers, authors, photographers... you can sign up for one-on-one feedback for whatever it is that you're working on," Steinberg said.

You can become a member or just drop in for the day.

Here's how it works. Co-working and coaching is offered between 9 a.m. and 6 p.m., Monday through Friday, and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturdays, according to a release. Evening events will also be hosted at the space Monday through Saturday.

For rates, click here.

A 30-day Kickstarted campaing has been launched to raise $20,000 to help build the space. You can donate here.

A list of writing coaches is below:

Writing Coaches

-Laura Berman, former Detroit News columnist

-Ashley Calhoun, grant writing professional

-Anna Clark, author of “The Poisoned City”

-Phil Dean, cover letter and resume writing professional

-Kendra Furry, corporate communications editor

-Dorothy Hernandez, SEEN Magazine copy editor

-Felecia Henderson, former Detroit News assistant managing features editor

-Tim Leonard, screenwriter, Grandson of the late Elmore Leonard

-Walter T. Middlebrook, former Detroit News assistant managing editor

-Neal Rubin, Detroit News columnist

-Jake Serwer, Espresso Public Relations LLC CEO

-Delphia Simmons, Build Institute facilitator

-Stephanie Steinberg, SEEN Magazine managing editor

-Robert Yoon, University of Michigan journalism professor

-Bill Vlasic, former New York Times Detroit bureau chief

Web and Graphic Design Coaches

-Lauren Ann Davies, freelance web designer

-Amanda King, founder of The Launch Hive Creative

Photography Coaches

-Sacred Overstreet-Amos, founder of Moonlight Reflections Photography

-Erin Kirkland, editorial photography freelancer

To learn more about The Detroit Writing Room, visit