Archives for May 2010

Book Party for Voces con Echo (Echoing Voices) — Tuesday, May 18

Join us as we celebrate the release of our very first Spanish/English bilingual chapbook, Voces con Eco: Writing from Mano a Mano. Mexican Cultural Institute 27 East 39th Street New York, NY 10016 Tuesday, May 18 at 7:00 p.m. “The voices in Voces Con Eco are small–and very large–miracles.  They sing from the heart, and […]

NYWC Workshop Participants in the Spotlight

The Daily Good and Carnegie Hall! NYWC’s Samori Covington (age 9) and Najaya Royal (age 12) had their poems transformed into song and performed at Carnegie Hall Monday, April 26th! Samori and Najaya, both veterans of NYWC’s weekly Brooklyn Public Library workshops and the Fort Greene Park Summer Literary Festival, contributed original poems as part […]

A Secret on the Roof

This entry is part 8 of 10 in the series Issue VIII: Spring 2011

by Edi Holley Harriet, I’m going to tell you a secret, only you must be very careful never to let this out. You can’t even tell Jack. Promise! Here’s the thing. Every night after 1:00pm I go up to the roof of our building, which happens to be right opposite the Brooklyn Bridge, and has […]

I went to…

This entry is part 10 of 10 in the series Issue VIII: Spring 2011

by Nirmeen Shumman, age 10 In November 9, 2000 in Bay Ridge at the hospital, my mom stepped into the gray room. In a couple of minutes, I was born. In 2005, July 16 when I was 4 years old I went to the J.F.K. airport ready to go to Jordan. On the outside of […]


This entry is part 9 of 10 in the series Issue VIII: Spring 2011

by Wanda Santalis She looked at herself in the mirror one more time, and decided… she was ready. Her name is Irene. She is one of God’s greatest gifts to have been brought forth. She is so strong willed. Inspiring even through her failures. Never looking down on her, after opening her heart and eyes […]