Better yet, this is an excellent way to start every week in the New Year! Join NY Writers Coalition in 2013 for two new drop-in workshops on Mondays at a Brooklyn Public Library branch:
- Kings Bay Library (3650 Nostrand Avenue) @ 1:00-3:00 p.m. This workshop starts today! Directions here.
- BPL Central (10 Grand Army Plaza) @ 3:00-5:00 p.m. This workshop begins January 14, 2013. Directions here.
These writing groups are open to writers of all genres — poetry, fiction, memoir, and anything else – and even to those who think they’ve never written before!
Writing supplies will be provided, so just bring yourself. All levels of experience are welcome, and no advance sign-up is necessary.
Did one of The Narrator’s Monday writing prompts spark something special in you during NaNoWriMo? Maybe you’ve developed a newfound appreciation for the grandmother in your life – all because The Narrator told you about an awesome group of grannies in Africa. Perhaps you just want a low-pressure dip into blogging. Whatever your reason, come write with us!
The Narrator, NY Writers Coalition (NYWC)’s arts and social justice blog, is looking for volunteer editors and contributors to create content that focuses on the topics important to the NYWC community of writers and activists. These include the Arts, race and gender equality, education and prison reform, LGBT issues, homelessness, rights of the disabled, veterans’ issues, and immigrants’ rights among others.
Each week, The Narrator features art and literary reviews, profiles on social activist, inspirational ideas for writers, and original creative writing prompts to use on your own or while writing in groups. Like NYWC, The Narrator encourages voice and equality for all. As The Narrator enters its second year, we hope to build a staff of volunteer editors and contributors to work with NYWC staff to generate and diversify blog content. Click here to apply for available positions.
It’s hard for me to believe, but we are now entering the second decade of NY Writers Coalition. That means I’ve often faced the blank computer screen and written to our community of supporters, friends, family, advocates, and volunteers to ask you to consider a year-end, tax-deductible contribution to support our work.
I mention my blank screen because it is a beautiful struggle to capture in words all the ways why what we do is so important. Continue reading
NY Writers Coalition has gotten involved with the Hurricane Sandy recovery effort by way of what we do best: writing workshops. In response to the storm, we decided to provide a space for people to find community and write in a supportive environment. So, we’ve started two new free, drop-in workshops:
- Tuesdays at 5:15-7:30 p.m. at Carroll Gardens Library (396 Clinton Street) Directions here.
- Thursdays at 6:30-8:30 p.m. at the 80 Arts Building (80 Hanson Place) Directions here.
These writing groups will begin next week and are open to anyone, writers of all genres — poetry, fiction, memoir, whatever you want to write! All levels of experience are welcome and no advance sign-up is necessary. See you next week!
We’ve got more groups in the works, remember to check back often for updates on our free workshop locations. You can also stay in loop by following us on Facebook and Twitter.
Click here for additional storm relief resources and services.
Ready. Set. WRITE! National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo), a month-long writing event that promotes novel-writing during November is on, and to provide a little support to our NYC NaNoWrimoers, NYWC has launched a brand new public workshop at the Brooklyn Public Library Central Branch for the entire month.
Beginning this Monday, November 5, the workshop will be held every Monday at 3:00-5:00 p.m. While you may not write an entire novel in these eight hours, this NYWC writing group just might be the weekly boost you need to kickstart that daily 1,667 word count!
Click here for more information and to register for NaNoWriMo — and check out NYWC’s Twitter and Facebook pages because we’ll be providing some excellent prompts to help get you going. Good luck!