Weekly Writing Prompt: A Tea Time Story


Write a scene where tea is a main focus. Indulge your piece is the cup, the steam, the smell, the heat — and anything else about your tea that might drive the writing. Drink up!

NYWC’s Red & Black Party is back!

Website Tix page

Tickets are now on sale for NY Writers Coalition’s annual Red & Black Party! Sip chocolate martinis made with 3 parts passion and 1 juicy drop of regret. Clean up in the No Love Lost Silent Auction. PLUS support NYWC’s free creative writing programming in New York City!

Weekly Writing Prompt: Throw out the script


Think of the ending of a movie or book that you really enjoy or strongly dislike. Refresh your memory by reading or watching the story again. Then, rewrite its ending, changing it however you see fit. –Michael Charboneau on The Narrator

NYWC presents the 2014 Jean Stein Prize in Oral History


NY Writers Coalition is proud to present the 2014 Jean Stein Oral History Prize in honor of the writer, editor, and innovator in oral history’s narrative form. Entrants must create a 1-3 page portrait of a New Yorker who has impacted their lives. Top submissions will be published by NYWC Press and compete for a cash prize: 1st Prize – $500, 2nd Prize – $250, and Honorable Mention – $50.

Why Give?

NYWC volunteer workshop leaders and staff give time, energy, and love leading workshops and supporting our programs throughout the year.

Giving is at the core of what we do at NYWC, all year long. From our volunteer workshop leaders to our participants, our audience members to our staff: we give our time, energy, attention, stories, hearts, and souls. And countless supporters give financially to make all of our work possible. We do this because we believe everyone has a story and everyone has a voice. Why do you give?