NYWC Write-a-Thon

Registration for NY Writers Coalition’s 11th Annual Write-A-Thon is officially open! 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 for inspirational craft sessions, camaraderie, NYWC’s signature writing workshops, and bottomless pots of coffee! It all goes down Saturday, November 5 @ 10:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m. at The Writers Room, New York City’s first shared work space for emerging and established writers of all genres (740 Broadway, Manhattan). Register HERE!

About the Day

Imagine a room buzzing with the energy of writers who have come together to devote an entire day to their writing – YOU can use the day doing what your writing requires of you that day! Generate new material. Revise a piece you’ve been working on. Delve into research. Submit a finished piece for publication. Attend a free NYWC-style writing workshop. Sit back and free write. Or a combination of all of the above.

If spending an entire day writing seems a bit daunting, don’t fret. NYWC will provide support along the way. We offer a Writers’ First Aid Station, fully stocked with writing prompts and suggestions, plus opportunities to write with others in NYWC’s signature creative writing workshops. There will also be lots coffee to keep you energized, a break room full of snacks and good company, and Wi-Fi throughout the space.

Photo Credit: Brad Jamieson

Photo Credit: Brad Jamieson

2016 Write-A-Thon Keynote Speaker

Matt Gallagher is the author of the novel Youngblood, published in February 2016 by Atria/Simon & Schuster.

A former U.S. Army captain, Matt’s work has appeared in The New York Times, The Atlantic, The Paris Review Daily and Playboy, among other places. He’s also the author of the Iraq memoir Kaboom and coeditor of, and contributor to, the short fiction collection Fire & Forget: Short Stories from the Long War. In 2015, Gallagher was featured in Vanity Fair as one of the voices of a new generation of American war literature. Among other media, he’s appeared on CBS News Sunday Morning and NPR’s The Diane Rehm Show.

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What Writers Say 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

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Thank you to our sponsors!

NYWC’s 11th Annual Write-A-Thon is hosted by The Writers Room

Food will be provided by The Greene Grape

Joe Coffee will keep us caffeinated