Ready. Set. Write your a** off!

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Just in time for National Novel Writing Month, NYWC brings you another full day to give your writing a little TLC. Join us on Saturday, November 1 for craft sessions, camaraderie, NYWC’s signature writing workshops, bottomless pots of coffee, and fundraising to support NY Writers Coalition. PLUS! We’re excited to welcome this year’s keynote speaker: Julia Fierro, author of Cutting Teeth.

Help your writing survive the fall

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We’re excited to announce the Fall 2014 offering for NYWC’s City Voices Workshop, our new series of affordable creative writing workshops to aid writers in every stage of their writing lives and careers.

Writing Prompt: Recycle A newspaper poem


We all know it’s a good idea to recycle newspapers, so why not up the ante and recycle their words too? Grab a newspaper, pick one of the articles on the front page, and craft your own blackout poem.

Support NYWC with a year-end gift by December 31st!

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Your support will help the NYWC community continue to promote values of respect, empathy, equality, and giving through the art of creative writing. Make your donation by December 31st to meet the tax deadline for 2014.

Support young writers on Giving Tuesday!

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These young people come together each week to find community, safety, and self -expression through creative writing. Support them and dozens other young writers this Giving Tuesday!

Writing Prompt: Your alter ego


Imagine you’ve joined the Witness Protection Program. You have to move to a new city and live under a false name. After unpacking, your first task is to announce your new identity to the world via Twitter. Write at least five tweets in which you present this new alter ego. Pick one to expand.

Writing Prompt: Journeys to Jazzsoon


Pick one of the items in Jazzsoon’s collection, or imagine something he might like, and write about its journey from its original owner to Jazzsoon’s living room.