NYWC Podcast Episode 5: Royal Young’s Fame Shark

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EPISODE 5: Royal Young’s Fame Shark  (Click to listen/download.) This episode features Royal Young, a New York author born and raised on the Lower East Side, discussing his debut memoir Fame Shark.

NYWC Podcast Episode 4: After Isaac with Author Avra Wing


EPISODE 4: After Isaac with Author Avra Wing  (Click to listen/download.) This episode features NY Writers Coalition workshop leader and novelist Avra Wing, as she discusses her first young adult novel, After Isaac. Avra’s first novel, Angie, I Says, was a New York Times Notable Book and made into the movie Angie. Her poetry collection, Recurring Dream, won the 2011 Pecan Grove Press Poetry Chapbook Competition, and she […]

Writing Aloud Reading Series June 24 @ 6:30 p.m.

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Celebrate NYC Pride with Writing Aloud, a quarterly reading series created NY Writers Coalition where NYWC workshop leaders and participants share their work alongside award-winning authors, getting previously silenced stories heard by new audiences. This month will feature prose and poetry from NYWC workshops at SAGE, New Alternatives for LGBT Homeless Youth, the Ali Forney […]

Fort Greene Park Summer Youth Workshop registration opens June 10

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Registration for this year’s Fort Greene Park Summer Youth Workshops is about to begin! For six Saturdays, beginning July 13, young writers age 7 to 17 are invited to join NY Writers Coalition in beautiful Fort Greene Park to write in a supportive, creative environment. At the end of the summer each workshop participant will have the opportunity […]

Support NYWC’s Justice Writing Program!


Inside Jokes: A NYWC Benefit Comedy Show   Tuesday, June 4 Doors open @ 7:30 p.m. SHOWTIME @ 8:00 p.m. NYWC provides free writing workshops inside New York City’s prisons and jails, including three workshops for men and women inside Rikers Island Jail and workshops for hundreds of recently released youth and adults as they […]