Archives for August 2009

News from the NYWC Community

Organizational News: August 21 marked the 6th Annual Fort Greene Park Summer Literary Festival. Hundreds gathered on what turned out to be the last nice afternoon before days of downpour to hear Kwame Dawes, Willie Perdomo, Gregory Pardlo, Patricia Smith, Carl Hancock Rux and Cheryl Boyce-Taylor read alongside young writers from our summer writing workshops […]

2009 Fort Greene Park Summer Literary Festival an amazing success!

Here are a couple of articles about our Lit Fest on Saturday, August 22nd.  Our wrap-up will be posted soon! NY Times Dumbo Books of Brooklyn

Fort Greene Park Summer Literary Festival on the NY Times website

Our workshops for young people in Fort Greene Park are featured on the NY Times website.  Check it out here and also listen to 11-year-old Anjelica Amog readone of her poems!  More poems by our amazing young writers will be featured in the weeks to come. Added 8/6:  call for illustrators and a poem by […]

Colson Whitehead + Touré + Staceyann Chin at the Fifth Annual Fort Greene Park Summer Literary Festival!

The 2009 Fort Greene Park Summer Literary Festival will be held on Saturday, August 22nd, from 3pm-6pm at the monument in beautiful Fort Greene Park. Bring a picnic. Admission is free.

NYWC writers from Sylvia’s Place featured at I’m From Driftwood

Writing by our workshop members at Sylvia’s Place, an emergency shelter for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transsesxual and questioning homeless youth is featured all week (August 10-15) at I’m from Driftwood.  Check out these amazing stories!