Celebrate 10 years of NYWC by taking a free creative writing workshop! NYWC Day, May 18!

Join us for NYWC Day on Friday, May 18, 2012: a day of free workshops in all 5 boroughs of New York City!  Workshops will take place day and night! NYWC creates writing communities where no one ever thought they could exist, so on May 18 we will spin that idea in a fun new direction, and hold workshops in surprising and iconic NYC spots.  Brooklyn Borough president Marty Markowitz will also issue a proclamation officially declaring May 18 as NY Writers Coalition Day!

Admission: Free for all.

Please RSVP below to let us know you are planning to attend.

Workshop locations and times below.  Look for our workshop leaders carrying the NYWC Day banners!

1:00 to 2:30 PM. Prospect Park, Lefferts Historic House: Meet at 12:45 at Lefferts House to sign up.  Presented in partnership with the Prospect Park Alliance.  Click here for a map and more information.

1:00 to 2:30 PM. Immigrant Movement International bilingual (English and/or Spanish) workshop in Corona, Queens.  Meet at 12:45 to sign up. Click here for more information about Immigrant Movement International and here for directions.

1:30 until approx. 3:00 PM. NYC Subway Flash Mob Workshop:  Meet at the very front of the Queens Bound Number 7 Train platform at the 42nd Street/Times Square at 1:30 PM.  We will board at 1:45 and ride the train to the end of the line and back.

2:00 to 4:00 PM. Brooklyn Bridge Park, Pier 1, Granite Prospect: Meet at 1:45 PM to sign up. Presented in partnership with the Brooklyn Bridge Park Conservancy.  Click here for directions to Pier 1.

3:00 to 4:30 PM.  Brooklyn Borough Hall: Meet at 2:45 in the Community Room to sign-up.  Presented in partnership with Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz and the Brooklyn Book Festival.  Click here for a map to Borough Hall.

4 to 6 PM. Central Park: Meet in Strawberry Fields at 3:45 PM to sign up.  Strawberry Fields is on the West Side of the park between 71st and 74th Streets.  Click here for info about Strawberry Fields and here for a map.

4:15 to 5:30 PM. Kensington Brooklyn Library: Meet at the library at 4:00 to sign up.   This will be a youth friendly workshop, so kids and teens, this is the one for you!  Presented in partnership with the Brooklyn Public Library.  Click here for for info and directions.

5:30 to 7:00 PM.  Villalobos House, Marble Hill, Bronx bilingual (English and/or Spanish) workshop: Meet at Villalobo House at 5:15 PM to sign up. Click here to read about Villalobos House and here for directions/map.

6:00 to 7:30.  Coney Island Museum/Sideshow: Meet in front of the Sideshow at 5:45 to sign up.  We will then go to the Boardwalk to write and return to the Museum/Sideshow for the rest of the workshop.  Click here for more information about the Coney Island Museum and Sideshow.

7;45 PM until approximately 9;15 PM.  Staten Island Ferry Flash Mob Workshop: Meet at the Whitehall Terminal in Manhattan at 7:45 PM.  We will board the 8:00 Ferry, ride it to Staten Island, continue the workshop in the terminal and then return to Manhattan. Click here for a map.

NYWC Day will be followed by an open mic reading the next day, Saturday, May 19 when everyone who attended a NYWC Day workshop will be eligible to read as part of this year’s Brooklyn Lit Crawl! 7 PM at the Micro Museum, 123 Smith Street, Brooklyn.  Due to time constraints, space will be limited to 7 readers (5 minutes maximum) and sign up will be first-come, first serve.