Writing Without Fear at the Cooke Center

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Since 2014, NYWC leader Victoria Cho has facilitated a writing workshop at the Cooke Center, a program for young adults with special needs.

The kids are back: Fort Greene Summer Literary Festival!


When it comes to a community tradition in this ever-changing neighborhood that readers and writers from all generations flock to, nothing matches the power of NYWC’s Fort Greene Summer Literary Festival. Join us Saturday, August 22!

Be a NYWC Workshop Leader! Deadline 9/4


NYWC is looking for volunteers to lead our signature writing workshops in New York City. Do you have what it takes? We sure hope so! Learn more here.

Return to Afro-Futurism & Magical Realism

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Find inspiration from Octavia Butler, Toni Morrison, Gabriel Garcia Marquez, and YOURSELF in this open-genre workshop led by Angela Lockhart-Aronoff (pictured). Wednesdays @ 5:30-7:00 p.m. beginning September 23. Register today.

NYWC’s City Spirit Open Mic

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We’ve been inspired by Green-Wood Cemetery’s beautiful grounds and historic interiors in NYWC workshops this summer. Join us as we share new poetry and prose — and come share yours too in this celebratory reading and open mic. Wednesday, July 20 @ 6:30 p.m. Details here.