NYWC keeps good company.

new-leader-bannerWe’re excited to welcome our Fall 2016 cohort to NYWC’s workshop leader community: Ashley Calloway-Blatch, Leland Cheuk, Alison Lowenstein, Paul Rozario-Falcone, Jason Schwartzman, and Micky Shorr!

After an extensive interview process, these talented writers and activists were chosen for NYWC’s fall training and are already getting to work facilitating our signature creative writing workshops in New York City. Meet NYWC’s Fall 2016 Workshop Leader Cohort:

ASHLEY CALLOWAY-BLATCH is a news editor living in Harlem. She was born and raised in Miami, and ventured up to New York City to pursue a career in journalism. When she is not journaling, you can find her going for a run along Central Park or trying (and sometimes succeeding at) a new Pinterest recipe.

LELAND CHEUK is the author of the novel The Misadventures of Sulliver Pong (CCLaP Publishing, 2015) and the story collection Letters from Dinosaurs (Thought Catalog Book, 2016). Leland has been awarded fellowships and artist residencies at the MacDowell Colony, Dejrassi Resident Artists Program, I-Park Foundation, and Brush Creek Foundation for the Arts. His work has appeared or is forthcoming in publications such as Salon, Electric Literature, The Rumpus, Kenyon Review, Prairie Schooner, [PANK] Magazine, and others. He lives in Brooklyn. For more info, visit www.lelandcheuk.com.

ALISON LOWENSTEIN is a native New Yorker and Brooklyn-based writer and editor. She writes children’s books, short stories, and plays. In addition, she’s published NYC guidebooks for Rizzoli’s Universe imprint, and her articles have appeared in National Geographic Traveler, Departures, NY Daily News, Newsday, and other publications.

PAUL ROZARIO-FALCONE is a Singapore-born writer who calls Brooklyn home. He has published eight books of nonfiction, including a travel guide based on the 15th century voyages of Chinese admiral Zheng He. He is the co-founder of the first Singapore Literature Festival in New York, as well as the Second Saturdays Reading Series, both devoted to Singaporean and American literature in the city.

JASON SCHWARTZMAN is a writer and editor who grew up in New York City. He edits for the experimental magazine True.Ink and the literary journal Claudius Speaks. His writing has appeared in the New York Times, nymag.com, Narratively, Nowhere Magazine, Untapped Cities, Gothamist, River Teeth, among other places. You can read a selection of his work here.

MICKY SHORR is a social worker/psychotherapist and a long-time advocate for social justice. Born in Brooklyn, she has lived in California and the Hudson Valley. Micky is a poet whose work is in a number of literary journals and has been read on local radio in Kingston, NY. Since moving back to Brooklyn, Micky visits the ocean, misses her garden, and plays with her grandson. She hopes to submit her poetry chapbook to competitions and have it published soon.

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