Tell Your Story Campaign: Spotlight on Julia Hillman Craig

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“I have written with seniors battling illness, isolation and transport issues, yet somehow make it to the workshop on time, determined to write, share and enjoy the support of others around the table. As a late life poet told me one morning: ‘ I’m eighty eight years old. I’m not going to waste time. I only use the words that matter’.”

Tell Your Story Campaign: Spotlight on Jen Weitsen

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“Many times they write about issues important to them and share pieces with the honesty and charm of what it is like to be a young person today. I often leave feeling inspired and motivated to bring that same energy to my own writing.”

Creating & Preserving: Write with NYWC at the Weeksville Heritage Center

Writing in the Margins

Led by poet Angela Lockhart-Aronoff, this workshop experience will stretch your imagination with ideas rooted in history, social and magical realism, Afro-futurism, personal memory, dreams, and storytelling techniques. Begins June 17!

Tell Your Story Campaign: Spotlight on Melissa Petro

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“Telling stories is said to increase a person’s agency, giving them the strength to understand their circumstances and make choices about their next steps. It’s true. I changed my life and transitioned out of sex work to become a public school teacher as a result of writing and sharing my story.”

Tell Your Story Campaign: Spotlight on Leah Falk


When people write in the same room at the same time, and when they listen to each other’s writing, a particular alchemy takes place — friendships form, fears are banished, and seemingly ordinary stories gain new importance just by being written down.