NYWC Youth Program featured in New York Nonprofit Press

“While budget cuts continue to force public schools to cut arts programs from their curriculum, a number of nonprofits throughout New York City are providing underserved youth with quality writing programs, ensuring that the younger generation learns to write in a skilled, creative, informed, and empowering way. While some of these organizations have a specific […]

design [moves] News shows NYWC some Lit Fest love

“Growth and how to cultivate it could have been the theme of the 9th Annual Fort Greene Park Summer Literary Festival hosted by the New York Writers Coalition. To grow as a writer takes time, patience, and persistence, and this is true of growth of any sort; it doesn’t just happen overnight.” –Maggie Blaha, design […]

Wall Street Journal picks up on NYWC youth’s “literary bent”

After six weeks of writing together in Fort Greene Park, NYWC’s youth community celebrated another creative summer at the 9th Annual Fort Greene Park Summer Literary Festival, where they shared their work alongside established writers from St. Joseph College’s Writers Foundry. The Master of Ceremonies was Fort Greene community figure Laurie Cumbo. The Wall Street […]

The Nabe gets locals ready for Lit Fest

One of the rainiest Saturdays this summer was a source of inspiration for a catchy ditty on the ukulele, as youth gathered in — and around — Fort Greene Park’s Visitors Center for another round of writing workshops. The Nabe’s Philippe Theise was on hand to catch every stray note and lyric during the August […]

NY Times spotlights NYWC Day

On Friday, May 18, 2012, people gathered from all five boroughs to celebrate NY Writers Coalition Day with writing workshops in iconic spots throughout New York. Executive Director Aaron Zimmerman and several members of the NY Writers Coalition converged at Times Square, where they staged a guerilla-style takeover  of the No. 7 train to host a NYWC-style […]