Today’s prompt takes its inspiration from William Carlos William’s poem “This is Just To Say.” Have you ever had a moment where you did something wrong but could not feel remorse about it? Tell us about it in your very own #sorrynotsorry poem! If you want, you can even send us your poem in a tweet to @NYWriters, or take a picture and share it with us on Instagram (same username).
The bare-bones and bloody infantry battles of the American Civil War have been the inspiration for many beautiful poems by poets such as Herman Melville, George Henry Boker, John Greenleaf Whittier and Walt Whitman. For today’s writing prompt, write about the sights, sounds, smells and soldiers of war.
Beginning next month NY Writers Coalition teams up with the New York Transit Museum to offer a six-part series of intimate, creative writing workshops for seniors. Draw inspiration from bygone days, when air conditioning was just a pipe dream and straphangers actually had a strap to hang on to. Writing sessions will take place in vintage train cars that date back all the way back to 1903.