Wall Street Journal picks up on NYWC youth’s “literary bent”

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After six weeks of writing together in Fort Greene Park, NYWC’s youth community celebrated another creative summer at the 9th Annual Fort Greene Park Summer Literary Festival, where they shared their work alongside established writers from St. Joseph College’s Writers Foundry. The Master of Ceremonies was Fort Greene community figure Laurie Cumbo. The Wall Street […]

The Nabe gets locals ready for Lit Fest

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One of the rainiest Saturdays this summer was a source of inspiration for a catchy ditty on the ukulele, as youth gathered in — and around — Fort Greene Park’s Visitors Center for another round of writing workshops. The Nabe’s Philippe Theise was on hand to catch every stray note and lyric during the August […]

NYWC Podcast Episode 7: Angel Nafis Opens Her BlackGirl Mansion to Ft. Greene Park Youth

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EPISODE 7: Angel Nafis Opens Her BlackGirl Mansion to Ft. Greene Park Youth (Click to listen/download.) http://nywriterscoalition.org/podcasts/NYWCPodcastE7H.mp3 This episode features poet and author of BlackGirl Mansion Angel Nafis, and two up-and-coming poets from NY Writers Coalition’s Fort Greene Park Summer Youth Program, Najaya Royal and Tema Regist. In a rare sit-down in NYWC’s offices, this dynamic trio share what writing rituals help […]

Registration now open for Write-a-Thon 2013!


Ready…set…GO! Registration for NYWC’s 8th Annual Write-a-Thon is officially open! Register today to Write Your A** Off with us on Saturday, September 21 at the historic General Society Library (20 West 44th Street, Manhattan). Getting started is easy! Visit NYWC’s Firstgiving page to join the 2013 Write-a-Thon. Once you’re there: Click the Join Now button. Customize the text and […]

Join us for the 9th Annual Fort Greene Park Summer Literary Festival on August 24!

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Killer stoop sales, the Brooklyn Flea, and the saucy return of Habana Outpost are Fort Greene staples come summertime. But when it comes to a community tradition in this ever-changing neighborhood that readers and writers from all generations flock to, there’s very little that matches the power of NYWC’s Fort Greene Park Summer Literary Festival […]