Writing Prompt: Metamorphosis


Don’t you hate it when you wake up in the morning to find six cockroach legs dangling out from under your sheets? Isn’t it awful when you find out that those six legs are your own?Write a story in which you or your character undergoes a metamorphosis into another creature. What must he or she do to change back?

CANCELED: NYWC workshops in Ft. Greene Park (8/2)

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All NYWC youth workshops in Fort Greene Park are cancelled today due to inclement weather. These workshops will resume at their normal time next Saturday, August 9. See you next week!

Writing Prompt: Feelin’ Groovy


In celebration of the summer weather, grab a notebook and pen and pay a visit to your favorite city park. Once you’re there, spend some time observing what’s happening. Using what you’ve observed as inspiration, write a story that takes place entirely inside your park.

Happy Anniversary, Lit Fest!

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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 — and this year we’re celebrating our 10th anniversary! Join us Saturday, August 23.

Write with the worms!

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Join us for a new youth workshop at South Brooklyn Children’s Garden. This writing group is FREE and open to the 6-8 year-old writer in your life. Sign your child up to write with the worms!