A Place to Write in the Heart of Uptown Kingston, NY

Kingston Writers’ Studio is a dedicated writers’ co-working space in Kingston, NY, which also offers workshops and events.

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Located in the heart of Uptown Kingston, in the Opera House Building at 275 Fair Street, Kingston Writers’ Studio is a place for writers of various stripes to focus and get work done without feeling isolated.

There are two levels of membership:
1. Full-time, at $100/month with a 1-year committment; $110/month with a half-year committment, $115/month with a quarterly committment.
2. Part-time, with four visits per month, at $50/month with a 1-year committment; $55/month with a half-year committment, $57.50 with a quarterly committment.

Payment & Pricing options

Visiting writers are welcome at a rate of $15/day or $75/week.

There are two co-working rooms with ten desks and two couches, and a workshop room with a large table.

There’s dedicated high-speed business-class wifi, complimentary coffee and tea and spring water. There’s a wifi printer, and members get complimentary printing/copying of up to 50 pages per month.

If you’re interested in applying for membership or would like to know more, email us at kingstonwritersstudio@gmail.com


Shut Up & Write Nights: Weds., March 14th and Thurs., March 29th. Free for members.$5 for non-members. Come out for an evening of writing followed by food / drinks / chatting at a local bar/restaurant in walking distance of the studio.

Shut Up & Write Night is a productive night of writers supporting writers. We’ll set a timer for 30 minutes three times, during which we’ll all work on whatever we’re working on.

There will be prompts available for those who want them. We will not be sharing our work with one another–those who want to can do so later, but it’s not necessary, or part of the plan.


Poetry Writing & Family: Inspirations & Obstacles: A poetry workshop with Susie DeFord: Saturday, March 31, 1-4pm. Only 8 spots! You must reserve your spot by buying a $35 ticket in advance here: https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/3364304

We all grow up with people who influence and shape us, whether its our traditional or nontraditional family. Our identities are tied to these people and reflected in our poetry writing. In this workshop we will focus on the pains & joys of family and everything in between.

In this class we will:
-bring in poems by other writers to study how they write about family
-bring in family photographs or objects to write about and discuss
-Generate poems from prompts focusing how family shapes and influences our worldview
-Edit our poems focusing on line and musicality of language

This class is for all levels of writers.

Susie DeFord is the author of the poetry collection Dogs of Brooklyn. She studied poetry at Florida State University, and received her MFA from the New School University. Her work has appeared in BOMB, Poets and Artists, Mipoesias, Work Zine, Dog Fancy, Shampoo, the Anthology “Dogs Singing,” amongst others. She has taught writing at Brooklyn Friends School, Berkeley Carroll, and the College of New Rochelle. She currently lives in the Hudson Valley, NY where she is a real estate agent & dog trainer by day and a writer and and experimental musician of NEON GRLZ by night.

Learn more about Susie DeFord here: www.susiedeford.net

Overcoming Writers’ Block: Four Essay Drafts in Four Weeks with Chloe Caldwell: Mondays, April 16 -May 7th.

Only 8 spots. You must purchase a ticket through Brown Paper Tickets athttps://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/3320016

This is a four-session workshop, held Monday evenings from 6:30-8:30, on April 16, 23, 30 and May 7 at Kingston Writers’ Studio.

In essayist and novelist Chloe Caldwell’s generative nonfiction class, we will focus on a a different breed of essay each week: Personal essay, lyric essay, flash essay, and persuasive essays.

By the end of the month you will have four drafts of essays you can polish and submit to your ideal publication venues.

Chloe will provide readings, prompts, and homework along the way to encourage students to reach their full potential. Students will finish class motivated and accomplished.