Archives for June 2014

NYWC Tell Your Story Campaign: Spotlight on Rachel Plutzer

“For that hour, these kids belonged. They had a voice. They had support. And it was amazing.”
Rach Plutzer writes about her earliest experiences with creative writing, her visit to New Alternatives, a homeless drop-in center for LGBT Youth, and her own journey as a writer.

Let the Games Begin: World Cup Writers

See if some of your favorite international authors made it onto our World Cup Writers bracket. You can fill out your own and tweet it to us, @NYWriters or take a picture and share it with us on Instagram (same handle). Those who share their brackets with us will be entered to win some NYWC swag!

NYWC Tell Your Story Campaign: Spotlight on Alice Gavin

“When we read our work to each other, we speak across difference.” Alice Gavin writes about her experiences with NYWC at VISIONS, a Manhattan based center for the blind and visually impaired.

NYWC Tell Your Story Campaign: Spotlight on Mary Ellen Sanger

“I never stop seeing miracles rise out of the circles brought together by NY Writer’s Coalition.” Mary Ellen Sanger writes about her experiences leading NYWC workshops at Mano a Mano, a bilingual workshop for Mexican immigrants.

NYWC Weekly Writing Prompt: Caught in a Storm

Summertime in New York City brings some epic thunderstorms. When the thunder cracks everyone ducks and runs for cover. For this week’s prompt write about getting caught in a thunderstorm.