Write Makes Might Draws a Crowd!

On a recent Saturday afternoon more than seventy people gathered in the Andrew Heiskell Library on West 20th Street in Manhattan to listen with rapt attention to poetry and prose written in NYWC workshops. Nearly forty members of workshops for the formerly incarcerated, survivors of serious illness and disabilities, seniors, LGBT elders and homeless youth, Latino immigrants, among others, read their work. The audience, which ranged in age from five months to ninety-nine years, laughed, clapped, wept at times, sometimes gurgled (the baby). This annual event never fails to move us with the variety and power of the voices we hear.