NYWC Weekly Writing Prompt


Hot dogs sizzle on backyard grills; the stars and stripes drape themselves over every available surface, and fireworks—amateur and professional—light up the sky at all hours of the night. This past Friday, we celebrated the Fourth of July, the time-honored holiday that marks America’s independence. Back in 1776, however, American independence was anything but certain.

Summer Reading: World Cup Writers Reading List!

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Don’t know what to read this summer? Click to see our World Cup Writers Reading List! Each country that competed in the World Cup is represented by an author. This list is a great way to learn about social justice issues and movements in other countries.

NYWC Weekly Writing Prompt: What if?

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For today’s writing prompt, create a mash-up or a what if scenario. You could write about the image of the jaguar-lion hybrid below. You can write a piece about being trapped in modern times with pre-historic beast lurking and hunting. Let your imagination guide you.

Go all in for NYWC!

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Do you have what it takes to go head-to-head with a 3x World Series of Poker champion? Find out at NYWC’s charity poker tournament benefiting our free creative writing programs in New York City.

NYWC Tell Your Story Campaign: Spotlight on Tory Meringoff

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But here, by the lights of each others’ fires, we tell stories and watch each others faces as they flicker by the light of a ghost story, or a romance, or an adventure tale… Instead of toasting marshmallows, we warm hands by the light of each others’ creativity and we say, “Hey, great story.”