In case you missed it, NYWC held off on our annual Red & Black Party this year. And guess what? We’re feeling a little more than restless. Party with us at Jill Hoffman’s beautiful Tribeca loft, and catch Spring Fever with NYWC! Yes, the weather can be quite capricious this time of year. But we can promise:
- Hors d’oeuvres and specialty cocktails strong enough to coax Gatsby out of his shell
- A silent auction, featuring premier art and must-have gift certificates for yoga, massages, fine dining (and wining), plus a sip from the fountain of youth (Botox anyone?)
- A sneak peek at NYWC’s new promotional video
- A good time for a really good cause!
On Tuesday, NYWC held its first Writing Aloud Reading Series event of the year. Our Writing Aloud series features a diverse group of writers from our various workshops throughout the city. Morgan Parker, the Education Coordinator at the Museum of Contemporary African Diasporan Arts (MoCADA, who were our hosts for the evening) and celebrated poet in her own right served as the emcee for the evening. There was a huge turnout to hear the evening’s readers who represented our 14th Street Y, 80 Arts, Brooklyn Public Library Central Branch, Riker’s Island, Mano a Mano, and Serendipity workshops, where their work was initially written. [Read more at The Narrator]
Writing Aloud’s feature poet, Arisa White
In case you missed it, NYWC held off on our annual Red & Black Party this year. And guess what? We’re feeling a little more than restless! Join us May 10, 2013 at 7:00 p.m. for NYWC Spring Fever, a celebration of new beginnings, prosperity, and a much needed good time!
Whether spring makes you think of hope and change, sunshine and shopping, or just plain ‘ol spring showers this is the party for 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, Spring Fever celebrates all the untold stories of hope, fresh starts, and a new season of all the unique storytelling New York City has to offer.
Spring Fever proceeds benefit NYWC’s free creative writing programs around the city. Stay tuned for more details and ticket sales — and this year’s entertainment line-up!
Join NY Writers Coalition for another installment of Writing Aloud, our quarterly reading series that unites writers from the NYWC community with award-winning poets and writers, allowing once silenced stories to be heard by new audiences around New York City. This season’s readers include members of NYWC’s workshops at 80 Arts, Serendipity, and others, and we’re especially pleased to welcome our feature writer, poet Arisa White. Continue reading
NYWC is currently accepting applications for the Spring 2013 Workshop Leader Training!
Workshop leaders volunteer to lead creative writing workshops using NYWC’s safe and supportive method on an on-going basis. The next leader training will take place over the weekend of Friday, April 26 – Sunday, April 28, as well as the evening of Thursday, May 2. Please note that for the Spring 2013 Training we are specifically looking for applicants with an interest in working with youth populations, as well as those with flexible schedules/daytime availability. Also, special consideration will be given to applicants who are bi-lingual, and who reside in the NYC boroughs of the Bronx and Staten Island.
For more information on the Spring 2013 Workshop Leader Training, and to submit an application, click here.