Press Mentions

Wall Street Journal: NYWC Youth Show 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: Locals Get 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: NYWC Takes Over the Subway for 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 […]

WNYC: Fort Greene Park Summer Literary Festival featured

On Saturday, some 30 young writers will read poetry and fiction alongside well-known Brooklyn writers at Fort Greene Park’s monument. The younger set, aged 7 to 17, have been working with the New York Writers Coalition, which organized this year’s seventh Fort Greene Park Summer Literary Festival, on honing their creative writing chops for the […]

NY Times: Young writers from the 2011 FGP Summer Lit Fest

The NY Times blog, the Local, is once again featuring writing by our young writers from the Fort Greene Park Summer Literary Festival. Follow the links below to read the work of the next generation, and join us August 20th for an amazing day of words, community and an after-party! 8/2/11:  Young Writers Gather to […]