Volunteer to lead writing workshops with us!

A great way to become involved with NYWC is to lead creative writing workshops with us!  We are seeking a bilingual (Spanish) workshop leader for a specific workshop site, and those with day time availability, but all are welcome to apply.   Six people will be selected to participate in our training.

NYWC trains volunteers to lead creative writing workshops that provide a safe, supportive environment in which writers can find and expand their voices, take risks in writing and be part of a non-competitive writing community. Once trained, volunteer workshop leaders participate fully in all workshops they lead: writing, reading aloud and providing supportive feedback to workshop participants. Workshop leaders gain leadership skills while being part of a rewarding process of personal and interpersonal discovery.

If you are interested in becoming a NYWC volunteer creative writing workshop leader, download our volunteer application (msword)  (pdf)  . Workshop leaders undergo 20 hours of training. Our next training session will be on the following dates:  Friday, April 30, 2010, from 7 to 9 PM; Saturday and Sunday May 1 and 2, from 10 to 6 and Thursday, May 6 from 7 to 9. Trainings take place at NYWC’s offices in Fort Greene Brooklyn.  Applications are accepted on a rolling basis, so the earlier you submit, the better.  The deadline to apply for the Spring 2010 training is February 19, and those selected for interviews will be notified by February 23.  Interviews will take place on Thursday, March 4 and Friday, March 12.