Just in time for National Novel Writing Month, NYWC brings you another full day to give your writing a little TLC — be it a novel or not. Join us on Saturday, November 1 at the Centre for Social Innovation (601 West 26th Street, Suite 325, Manhattan) for inspirational craft sessions, camaraderie, NYWC’s signature writing workshops, and bottomless pots of Joe Coffee!
PLUS! We’re excited to welcome this year’s keynote speaker: Julia Fierro, author of Cutting Teeth.
About Julia Fierro
Julia Fierro’s debut novel, Cutting Teeth, was included on “Most Anticipated Books of 2014″ lists by HuffPost Books, The Millions, Flavorwire, Marie Claire, and Library Journal. Her work has been published, or is forthcoming, in Guernica, Poets & Writers, Ladies’ Home Journal, Glamour, Psychology Today, and other publications, and she has been profiled in the L Magazine, Brooklyn Magazine, The Observer, and The Economist.
In 2002, she founded the Sackett Street Writers’ Workshop, and what started as eight writers meeting in her Brooklyn kitchen has grown into a creative home for over 2500 writers. A graduate of The Iowa Writers’ Workshop, Julia lives in Brooklyn with her husband and two children where she teaches the post-MFA workshops at Sackett Street.
What Writers Are Saying about the Write-A-Thon
A room full of people writing together, workshop leader included, and a sense that no matter what happened on the page in front of you, everything [is] going to be okay…Writing was both read and listened to, as if it were a small gift, probably fragile, and meant to be opened carefully and with gratitude.
—Susan Fedynak, Writer and NYWC Workshop Leader
I signed up for my first Write-A-Thon because I’m a nerd and not much of an athlete and I’d always been jealous of my friends who did marathons and bike races for charity…There is something truly thrilling and unique about writing for a good cause, something you know if you’ve already signed up for the Write-A-Thon.
—Carley Moore, Author of The Stalker Chronicles
If you’re debating what good the Write-A-Thon will do you, maybe you should make the commitment to yourself to just sit down, and show up. Bring a cushion and give your dreams a voice. You will never know what could happen if you don’t ask for it.
—Kate Payne, Author of Hip Girl’s Guide to the Kitchen
NYWC’s 9th ANNUAL WRITE-A-THON IS SPONSORED BY
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