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NYWC Prompt-A-Day: What I Want To Say

This Sunday at the 92nd Street Y, I will join Pat Schneider, Sapphire, and many other brilliant writers for a full day and evening exploring Writing As A Spiritual Practice and the Amherst Writers and Artists Method of teaching writing.

Peter Elbow called Pat Schneider, “The wisest teacher of writing I know.” I’ll take it a step further and say she is the wisest person I know. Pat has many gifts, but I personally think that the source of her strength as a writer, teacher, activist, and human being is her willingness to be vulnerable. Something magical happens when Pat speaks; she creates room for everyone to go deeper, open up, heal, and be at their absolute best. I feel honored to call her my friend, as well as a role model.

NYWC Prompt-A-Day: Lines Lost Among Trees (and Subway Platforms, Bathtubs and everywhere)

I personally do my best thinking in the shower, when I am not trying to think at all. Ideas pop into my head, and fly out as fast as they arrived. And it is the one place I never have anything to write on or type or talk into to preserve my brilliance. (Friends, feel free to buy me bathtub crayons for my birthday.) And it isn’t always about writing — I invent things, dream up reality shows, remember random childhood moments, and solve climate change, only to forget everything by the time I’ve dried off.

NYWC Podcast Episode 4: After Isaac with Author Avra Wing

EPISODE 4: After Isaac with Author Avra Wing  (Click to listen/download.) This episode features NY Writers Coalition workshop leader and novelist Avra Wing, as she discusses her first young adult novel, After Isaac. Avra’s first novel, Angie, I Says, was a New York Times Notable Book and made into the movie Angie. Her poetry collection, Recurring Dream, won the 2011 Pecan Grove Press Poetry Chapbook Competition, and she […]

NYWC Happy Hour and Trivia Nights Postponed

As a precaution due to the impending storm, we are postponing 2 of our upcoming events.  Sunday, October 28th Happy Hour at 6:30 PM and our Trivia Night at One Mile House scheduled for Monday, October 29 will both be postponed.  We will announce new dates soon. The 10 Days of NYWC will continue online […]