NYWC November News

Organizational News:

NYWC welcomes Anaheed Alani to our Board of Directors!
Anaheed is a writer, editor and researcher. She is also an activist who has been working for under-served teenagers in one capacity or other for some 20 years. Currently she leads an NYWC workshop at Independence High School in Manhattan; produces the Talent Show, a monthly variety show in Brooklyn; and checks facts for the New York Times Magazine.

NYWC received a $25,000 renewal grant from Union Square Awards to support our Youth Writers Program.

Workshop Leaders in the Limelight:

Barbara Cassidy’s book club of Muslim and Non-Muslim women in Bayridge was featured in The Daily News.

Sophie McManus has a short story in the fall issue of American Short Fiction and a novel excerpt in Memorious, an online magazine.

Idrissa Simmonds was accepted into Cave Canem’s fall workshop led by Tyehimba Jess, who was awarded the 2004 National Poetry Series and a 2006 Whiting Writer’s Award. The workshop culminates in a public reading on November 18th, held at Cave Canem, 20 Jay Street, Suite 310-A, Brooklyn, NY.

Eileen Sutton was a finalist for Hunger Mountain’s 2010 Howard Frank Mosher Short Fiction Prize.

Melanie Votaw edited How YOU™ Are Like Shampoo for College Graduates, a book about personal branding edited, which won the 2010 National Best Book award in the Young Adult Non-Fiction category sponsored by USA Book News.