Writing Resistance Returns!

We’re collaborating with Apogee Journal and with the generous support of the Brooklyn Arts Council, with a six week craft based writing and editing workshops: Writing Resistance 2.0. The workshops will be led by Apogee editors and contributors: t’ai freedom ford, Dennis Norris II, Yin Q, Raquel Salas Rivera, NYWC Program Director Timothy DuWhite, Joey De […]

Join Us this Month at On The Same Page With NYWC!

NY Writers Coalition has served hundreds of men, women, and youth through our Criminal Justice Writing Program in Rikers Jail. We’re excited to continue the mission of Free Minds Book Club & Writing Workshop: to respond to and uplift our fellow writers–behind bars or not–as they dig deeper into their writing practice through our 2018 installment of On the […]

amNew York: Our Latest Book Launch at Rikers Covered

This past January we held a book launch and reading for our newest chapbook Can You Feel the Free in Me, featuring poetry and prose from the women who attend our weekly workshop at Rikers at the Rose M. Singer Center. It was a powerful and moving experience to hear the women not only share […]

Making A Fist Returns!

“We will know we have died when we can no longer make a fist.” —Naomi Shihab Nye, Poet Write to witness. Write to remember. Write to liberate. The writing hand is a fist formed to harness the power of creative potential. Incorporating a variety of healing practices and writing prompts, we will gather to cultivate […]

A Year-End Message from NYWC

Black Girl Magic by Egosha Idahor The sun is in love with her dark skin She glows like a beaming light Radiant, she casts down a glowing shadow On everything that she touches Her hair is magic It defies gravity It does what it wants, unapologetic She marches through the storm All odds stacked against […]