NYWC’s Write-A-Thon: About the Day

Breakfast and lunch included.

Spend the day writing in The Writers Room, the nation’s oldest and largest urban writers’ colony (740 Broadway, Manhattan). 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.


Additional information about workshops and the day’s schedule will be posted as it is confirmed.



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