Aaron Zimmerman founded NYWC based on the success of the workshops he began in April 2000 at The Prince George, a supportive housing community for low-income, formerly homeless and special-needs populations. He has been leading creative writing workshops since 1997 and has worked with hundreds of writers of all genres, ages and backgrounds.
Aaron was named as a 2005 Petra Fellow by The Petra Foundation for his “distinctive contributions to the rights, dignity and autonomy of others.” He was named one of the Top 100 New Yorkers of 2003 by New York Resident magazine for his work with NYWC. He has also taught creative writing at City College. He is the author of the novel “By The Time You Finish This Book, You Might Be Dead,” and has had fiction and poetry published in numerous journals.