NYWC is one of the largest community writing organizations in the country. NYWC creates opportunities for formerly voiceless members of society to be heard through the art of writing. We provide free, unique and powerful creative writing workshops throughout New York City for people from groups that have been historically deprived of voice in our society, including at-risk and disconnected youth, the homeless and formerly homeless, the incarcerated and formerly incarcerated, war veterans, people with disabilities, cancer and major illness, immigrants, seniors and others.
Since emerging in 2002, NYWC has won awards from the Union Square Awards and Petra Foundation, and received program grants from local and national funders including Amazon.com, Time Warner, the Pinkerton Foundation, Independence Community Foundation, Hot Topic Foundation, the Kalliopeia Foundation, the NYC Department of Cultural Affairs, the NY State Council on the Arts and others. Our workshop participants have been featured on The New York Times Blog, WNYC's Brian Lehrer Show, The Huffington Post, and NY1 Noticias in stories about NYWC.
NY Writers Coalition has helped unheard voices be heard for over ten years now by way of our city-wide workshops, reading events, and NY Writers Coalition Press publications. This year, we’re happy to dip our toes into another golden pond with our first film, Voices of NY Writers Coalition.
Here, a few of NYWC’s dedicated workshop leaders and participants discuss the work, share their writing, and remind us of the importance of bringing voice to the voiceless in New York City.
Special thanks to Louise Crawford, Erick Fix, and Marian Fontana for their hard work in making this video happen, as well as to all the writers and workshop leaders who appeared in the film. Enjoy!
NYWC is proud to present Michael Cirelli, Angel Nafis, and Jon Sands: three poets who inspire us. We love them for their poetic bravery and innovation, their dedication to community and honest dialogue, and just being damn fine human beings! Join us on Saturday, May 18 at Urban Folk Gallery (101 Smith Street, Brooklyn) for the third leg of BKLYN LitCrawl 2013.
Hosted by NYWC Executive Director Aaron Zimmerman. Poets hit the stage at 7:15 p.m. Continue reading →
Praised as a “fuse lighter” by author Julia Cameron and “the wisest teacher of writing I know” by the celebrated writing guru Peter Elbow, Pat Schneider has lived a life of writing and teaching, passion and compassion.
With How the Light Gets In, she delves beyond the typical how-to of writing to gracefully guide readers through the artistic and spiritual questions that life offers to everyone.
Please join NYWC and the Women of Color Writers’Workshop on Friday, May 17 @ 7:30 p.m. at Greenlight Bookstore (686 Fulton Street, Brooklyn) for a reading and signing with Pat Schneider, followed by a wine and cheese reception. Click here for directions and RSVP here.
Just in time for spring, Dig Deep, NY Writers Coalition’s online journal, is back! This quarter’s issue showcases prose and poetry in a variety of voices on topics of memory, love, family, and new beginnings. We hope you enjoy reading them as much as we enjoyed watching them evolve through the writing process.
For more information about NYWC and its programs, please contact Aaron Zimmerman at:
NY Writers Coalition Inc., 80 Hanson Place #603, Brooklyn, NY 11217 | Telephone: (718) 398-2883 | E-mail: email@example.com