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Join NY Writers Coalition and be a part of our community!  

Use the form below to become a NYWC Member! We offer a variety of membership levels and rewards for members, and your membership is good for one year:

$40 (Basic):  20% off all NYWC Publications, a vintage Write-A-Thon Write Your A** Off Tote Bag, a free copy of I Feel Surreal (or another chapbook, depending on availability), invitations to special members-only events.

$100 (Patron):  all of the above, plus 20% off admission to our Red and Black Party, our year-end Benefit Party, and a free copy of Making The Trees Shiver.

$200 (Benefactor): all of the above, plus a free copy and acknowledgment by name in one of our forthcoming chapbooks.

$500 (Angel): all of the above, plus free admission for two to our Red and Black Party and acknowledgment in all of our publications for a year.

$1,000 (Rock Star): all of the above, plus two hours of creative writing or nonprofit management consultation (for you or someone else of your choosing) with our Executive Director Aaron Zimmerman.

If you are like Bartleby the Scrivener and would prefer not to be a member, you can make a tax-deductible donation instead via the form below or mail us a check payable to NY Writers Coalition Inc. at 80 Hanson Place #603, Brooklyn, NY 11217.

Become a Member of NYWC!

Where does the money go?

For $25, you can provide notebooks and pens to 25 young people writing with us in libraries in Sunset Park, Coney Island and Bay Ridge.  For $50, you can provide a writing workshop for homeless women at the CAMBA Park Slope Women’s Shelter. For $100, you can provide a writing workshop and supplies for ten weeks for incarcerated men in Rikers Island Jail. For $250, you can publish a book written by homeless LGBT youth in our writing workshop at Ali Forney Center Camp Brooklyn. For $500, you can provide a summer-long writing workshop for young people as part of our Fort Greene Park Summer Literary Festival. For $1,000, you can provide 20 weeks of writing workshops for the disabled at Center for Independence of the Disabled. For $5,000, you can provide a year’s worth of writing workshops to Iraq and Vietnam war veterans at the Brooklyn Vet Center, homeless women at CAMBA, and children of recent immigrants at the Arab American Family Support Center.  (Plus you will make our staff cream their jeans.)

About the Joe Rosenbaum Write-a-Thon Scholarship Fund

Joe Rosenbaum


During Summer 2012, NY Writers Coalition lost one of its most dedicated writers and workshop participants, Joe Rosenbaum, an original member of our workshop at the Center for the Independence of the Disabled – New York (CIDNY).

In celebration of the life and writing of this funny, smart, gentle, and caring man, NYWC has created the Joe Rosenbaum Write-a-Thon Scholarship Fund.

Your donation to this fund provides free access for NYWC’s workshop participants attending NYWC’s annual writing marathon.

Another Way to Help

If you can’t make a donation or join right now, you can help by using GoodSearch and GoodShop and naming NY Writers Coalition as the beneficiary. Download a toolbar for your browser by clicking the link below, and every time you search the internet or shop at participating stores, you help NYWC.

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