Outreach Workshops

Through partnerships with local social service organizations, NY Writers Coalition provides weekly workshop opportunities for youth and adults in New York City in three core programs: our Criminal Justice Program, Health & Wellness Program, and Youth Program. These workshops are free and part of long-term programs, with each writing group running a minimum of six months.

*If you’d like to bring NYWC workshops to your organization, please complete the Program Partner Inquiry form. PLEASE NOTE: The workshops listed below are not open to the public.  Click here for more information about NYWC’s Public Programs

Criminal Justice Program

  • Rikers Island, Rose M. Singer Center (RMSC): Workshop for women in jail.
  • Stay N Out/Serendipity:  Residence in Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn, for formerly incarcerated women seeking substance abuse treatment, operated by NY Therapeutic Communities.

Health & Wellness Program

  • Andrew Heiskell Braille and Talking Book Library: Workshop for visually impaired in branch of the New York Public Library in Chelsea.
  • CIDNY: Center for Independence of the Disabled, Manhattan, services for people with physical and mental disabilities.
  • Creative Center:  Workshop at arts center in Manhattan for people living with cancer.
  • NY Presbyterian Psychiatric Unit: Two workshops for inpatients in acute care in Manhattan hospital.
  • Port Morris Wellness Center: Workshop in a community clinic for patients undergoing treatment for opiate abuse/dependency on methadone maintenance. Clinic is South Bronx outpost of the Division of Substance Abuse of Albert Einstein College of Medicine.
  • 14th Street Y- Educational Center for Retired Adults:  Two workshops for older adults, center operated by The Educational Alliance.
  • Isabella Geriatric Center: Workshop for seniors at a geriatric and rehabilitation facility in Manhattan’s Washington Heights section.
  • Prime Time:  Workshop for older adults at Emmanuel Baptist Church in Clinton Hill, Brooklyn.
  • SAGE:  Two workshops at Manhattan community center for GLBT elders.
  • VISIONS: Workshop for blind seniors in a residence for the blind and visually impaired in Manhattan.

Youth Program

Other Workshops

  • The Brook: Workshop for low-income adults, formerly homeless and people with HIV/AIDS living in supportive housing.
  • Center for Family Life: Spanish language workshop for Coalition of Cooperatives participants.
  • Housing + Solutions: Workshop for formerly homeless women living in transitional housing.
  • The Prince George: Workshop for low-income adults, formerly homeless and people with HIV/AIDS living in supportive housing.