NYWC Prompt-A-Day

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Everyone has their daily routine. Our prompt comes from Ted Berrigan’s poem 10 Things I Do Everyday. Make your own list poem of things day you do every day.

NYWC Prompt-A-Day: Expectations

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What is expected of you? What do you expect of yourself? What do you expect of other people?

NYWC Prompt-A-Day: Operation Graduation


‘Tis the season for graduation — more specifically, high school graduation! Let’s put all of those flashbacks of Pomp and Circumstance to use this weekend with a couple of writing prompts inspired by the momentous occasion.

NYWC Prompt-A-Day: When I Was Younger…

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Write about a younger version of yourself. Were you a reckless youth, a curious kid or always responsible?

NYWC Prompt-A-Day: What I Want To Say


This Sunday at the 92nd Street Y, I will join Pat Schneider, Sapphire, and many other brilliant writers for a full day and evening exploring Writing As A Spiritual Practice and the Amherst Writers and Artists Method of teaching writing.

Peter Elbow called Pat Schneider, “The wisest teacher of writing I know.” I’ll take it a step further and say she is the wisest person I know. Pat has many gifts, but I personally think that the source of her strength as a writer, teacher, activist, and human being is her willingness to be vulnerable. Something magical happens when Pat speaks; she creates room for everyone to go deeper, open up, heal, and be at their absolute best. I feel honored to call her my friend, as well as a role model.