Programs For Youth

NYWC currently provides free ongoing long-term weekly creative writing workshops throughout NYC. Through partnerships with various social service organizations we operate an Adult Writers Program and the below Youth Writers Program workshops for diverse groups of unheard New Yorkers.  Our young writers also participate in our readings and events, including the Fort Greene Park Summer Literary Festival, The Write Stuff, 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.

Youth Writers Workshops

Ali Forney Center: A day center with support services for homeless LGBT youth in Manhattan.

Benjamin Banneker Academy: Workshops in an after school program at a high school in Clinton Hill, Brooklyn.

Brooklyn Public Library, Coney Island Branch:  Program for teens in Coney Island.

Brooklyn Public Library, Cortelyou Branch: Program for children in Ditmas Park, Brooklyn.

Brooklyn Public Library, Kensington Branch: Program for children ages 11-13 in Kensington, Brooklyn.

Cooke Center: Workshop for young adults with special needs enrolled in a program that focuses on life skills, academics, and vocational skills.

Fort Greene Park Summer Workshops and Literary Festival:  Summer-long, outdoor writing workshops for 40 young people aged 6-18 in Fort Greene, Brooklyn.

GEMS: Workshop in a program that provides educational and mentoring services for girls and young women who have experienced commercial sexual exploitation and domestic trafficking.

New Alternatives:  Workshop for homeless LGBTQ youth in downtown Manhattan.

Ridge Kids and Ridge Girls : Programs for younger children and teenage girls at the Brooklyn Public Library, Bay Ridge Branch.

Rikers Island, RNDC: Workshop for young men, aged 16 and 17, in jail

Novel Writing for Kids: A monthly workshop for kids at the Brooklyn Public Library, Bay Ridge Branch.

Click here for information about NYWC’s Workshop Method.