NYWC currently provides free ongoing long-term weekly creative writing workshops throughout NYC. Through partnerships with various social service organizations we operate a Youth Writers Program and the below Adult Writers Program workshops for diverse groups of unheard New Yorkers. Our writers also participate in our readings and events, including the annual Write Makes Might, and the Writing Aloud Reading Series, and their work is published in our online literary journal, Dig Deep, and in NYWC’s high-quality books.
Justice Writing Program
- The Fortune Society: Services for people coming out of and serving in lieu of incarceration, in Queens.
- MDC Brooklyn: Workshop for incarcerated men at a federal detention center.
- Rikers Island, Rose M. Singer Center: 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.
Homeless Writers Program
- CHIPS Frances Residency Program: Workshop at a transitional residence for for prenatal and postpartum homeless women, in Brooklyn.
- Brooklyn Veterans Resource Center: Services for male and female veterans of Vietnam, the Gulf, Afghanistan, and Iraq.
Health & Wellness Program
- 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.
- Dorot University Without Walls: a telephone workshop for home-bound older adults.
- 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.
Open Community Workshop
Brooklyn Public Library, Central Branch (10 Grand Army Plaza) – Mondays @ 3:00-5:00 p.m. FREE!
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