NYWC Weekly Writing Prompt: Do You Believe in Curses?

Stone figure with a malicious grin, (User, Pixabay).

A curse is some form of spell uttered or written with the ability to summon an inexplicable enchantment that wreaks havoc and harm on an individual or a place. The rumors of legendary curses are sprinkled throughout human history. But are curses just wicked misfortunes explained through myth and coincidence?

NYWC Weekly Prompt: Mutiny Amongst the High Seas

The "Jolly Roger" Symbol aka a Pirate flag

You’re a pirate on a pirate ship and your captain has taken the crew on a suicidal mission in search of a mythical treasure. Mutiny is on the mind of every scoundrel on this dastardly vessel. Write about what happens next. Do you join the mutiny or quell the rebellious attitudes of your peers?

Registration for NYWC’s Fort Greene Park Summer Youth Program opens June 2!

NYWC young writers with Master of Ceremonies Laurie Cumbo at the 2013 Fort Greene Park Summery Literary Festival (Photo Credit: Paula Vlodkowsky)

NY Writers Coalition’s Fort Greene Park Summer Youth Program is right around the corner! Now in its tenth year, NYWC’s Fort Greene Park Summer Youth Program is a fun, six-week series of free Saturday creative writing workshops for youth in the New York City area.

Join NYWC in Green-Wood Cemetery beginning June 17

Green Wood Cemetery Lake

NYWC teams up with Brooklyn’s historic Green Wood Cemetery to offer a six-part series of free creative writing workshops within the cemetery gates. The workshops will utilize the beautifully landscaped grounds and the serene, historic interiors of the cemetery – every nook inspiring and enlightening. Begins June 17. Advanced registration required.

NYWC Weekly Prompt: Ancient Mythology

Two pyramids in Egypt, (User, Pixabay).

The ancient Egyptian faith was founded on a multifaceted structure of polytheistic philosophies. For this week’s prompt, write a new myth featuring ancient Egyptian deities or any other gods and goddesses from an ancient region.