Episode 1: Getting Started (Click to listen/download.)
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Welcome to the NYWC Podcast!
Compiling the first podcast, I ran into some starting difficulties similar to those I encounter when trying to get started with a writing project. So, I figured, what better way to get started with our podcast than some words of wisdom about getting started with writing?
This episode features an interview with NYWC Founder/Executive Director, Aaron Zimmerman, two original songs composed by James Power, using poems from our workshops as lyrics, and an interview with some funny writers about their unique processes and writerly functionality (or, in some cases, dysfunctionality).
–Laura Solomon, NYWC Podcast Producer Continue reading
You’ve probably heard all the rumors about comedian Dave Hill being a special guest at the Red & Black Party. Well, it’s not a rumor, it’s true!
Find out more about Dave and watch a video of Dave with legendary Joe Franklin here on our blog, The Narrator!
News from the NYWC Community
Workshop Leaders in the Limelight:
Jaclyn Perlmutter got accepted in, and began studies at, NYU’s Masters in Food Studies Program.
David Winter‘s Poem “Luciano Serafino’s Lover” appeared on the literary culture website The Nervous Breakdown.
Workshop member Edi Holley will be the Featured Poet at the Park Slope Poetry Project on December 6th. Lutheran Church, 283 Prospect St., Brooklyn, 7:30 pm. Edi also published two new chapbooks this summer, CATS COWS WOODS WITCHES and CUP OF GOLD, at the White Barn Press.
The National Endowment for the Arts just announced that NYWC is one of just 162 organizations nationwide to receive a 2012 Challenge America grant. The grant will support our 2012 Fort Greene Park Summer Literary Festival.
You can read more about the grants here at the NEA’s website.
Join us Feb 13, 2012 from 6;30 to 8:30 PM for our Red and Black Party, NYWC’s annual celebration of Love’s two-faced heart!
Toast love, lust and loss as we raise our martinis to love’s swooning, two-faced, delusional heart. Proceeds benefit NYWC’s free, unique and powerful creative writing programs across New York City.
Singles, couples, triples, the beautiful, the damned, and everybody in between are welcome to this celebration of Love’s bad reputation. Whether Valentine’s Day makes you think of roses or see red, this is the partyfor you. NYWC honors the power of the written word to build inclusiveness and give voice to the thoughts and experiences of everyone, not just the privileged and powerful. In keeping with this philosophy, The Red and Black Party celebrates all the untold stories of love, loneliness, lust and loss.
More details will follow soon, but you can use the below form to buy advance tickets. NYWC Members at the Patron level and higher receive a 20% discount (members can email aaron[at]nywriterscoalition.org). You can become a member here. Continue reading