Return to Afro-Futurism & Magical Realism

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

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.

NYWC writes in El Barrio!

Generate new writing and stretch your imagination in one of New York City’s most storied Manhattan neighborhoods. Artists of all genres, backgrounds, and experience levels are welcome. Reserve your spot today!

Pitches love parties!

Got an amazing essay you’d like to see published? Join us at Paragraph on July 16 for NYWC’s Pitch Party — and help your writing see the light of day! Tickets and details here.

Tell Your Story Campaign: Spotlight on Maritza Arrastia

“We write and become writers together. We suggest a prompt (write about your journey to this country, something you left behind, a person you always remember, choose a photo from the table and write) and the stories flow, hesitantly at first and then more freely.