Writing Aloud Benefit for NYWC a huge success!

Thanks to everyone who came out to hear our amazing workshop leaders read at the October 19th Writing Aloud Benefit for NYWC.  Leaders Matt Everett, Julia M. Morris, Derek Loosvelt, Idrissa Simmonds, Elizabeth Keenan, and Avra Wing read their poetry and prose to a large, enthusiastic crowd in the beautiful Great Room at South Oxford […]

Ridge Kids Book Release Party

On September 3rd, a party was held at the Brooklyn Public Library, Bay Ridge Branch to celebrate the release of the latest NYWC publication, Ridge Kids 2009. Parents, friends, library staff, and local Council Member Vincent Gentile cheered on the brave and talented young writers as they read their work aloud to a packed room. […]

2009 Fort Greene Park Summer Literary Festival

Saturday, August 22nd, marked the Fifth Annual Fort Greene Park Summer Literary Festival. The crowd gathered under ominous skies, hoping that the rain would hold off long enough so that the show, featuring literary stars Touré, Staceyann Chin, and  Colson Whitehead reading along with the kids and teens from the Fort Greene Park Summer Creative […]

News from the NYWC Community

Organizational News: August 21 marked the 6th Annual Fort Greene Park Summer Literary Festival. Hundreds gathered on what turned out to be the last nice afternoon before days of downpour to hear Kwame Dawes, Willie Perdomo, Gregory Pardlo, Patricia Smith, Carl Hancock Rux and Cheryl Boyce-Taylor read alongside young writers from our summer writing workshops […]

2009 Fort Greene Park Summer Literary Festival an amazing success!

Here are a couple of articles about our Lit Fest on Saturday, August 22nd.  Our wrap-up will be posted soon! NY Times Dumbo Books of Brooklyn