NYWC’s 10th Anniversary Write-A-Thon

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We know you’ve been waiting for it, and the time has come. Registration for NY Writers Coalition’s 10th Anniversary 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 Joe Coffee! PLUS, we’re excited to welcome this year’s keynote speaker: Sophie McManus, author of The Unfortunates: A Novel.

It all goes down Saturday, November 7 @ 10:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m. at The Writer’s Room, the nation’s oldest and largest urban writers’ colony (740 Broadway, Manhattan).





Sophie McManus is the author of the critically acclaimed novel, The Unfortunates, which is shortlisted for the Center for Fiction’s First Novel Prize, a Barnes & Noble 2015 Great Writers Discover Selection, and a Publishers Weekly 2015 buzz book. Her work has appeared in American Short Fiction, Memorious, Tin House, and elsewhere.

She is a recipient of fellowships from the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown, the Saltonstall Foundation, and the Jentel Foundation. She was born and raised in New York City. She teaches writing in Brooklyn, NY.


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