Public Workshops

Are you working on a memoir, poem, or story and looking for some friendly feedback? Maybe you just want to put pen to paper and see what happens. Join NY Writers Coalition for a free, drop-in writing workshop available to the general public. These writing groups are open to writers of all genres – poetry, fiction, memoir, and anything else – and even to those who think they’re not writers! Writing supplies will be provided, so just bring yourself. Writers of all backgrounds, genres, and experiences levels are welcome. No advance sign-up is required.

These workshops focus on generating new writing in a supportive environment. Each week your workshop leader will supply writing prompts, but feel free to ignore the prompt, and write on your own. You are invited to share what you have written during the session, but this is not a requirement. To ensure that everyone in your writing group is on equal footing, please do not bring previously written manuscripts to be critiqued. Learn more about NYWC’s workshop method here.

 

Queens Library at Broadway (40-20 Broadway, Long Island City/Astoria)
Saturdays @ 2:00-4:00 p.m.
NOTE: This workshop meets biweekly. Contact library for dates.

Queens Library at Cambria Heights (218-13 Linden Blvd, Cambria Heights)
Saturdays @ 1:00-3:00 p.m.
NOTE: This workshop will meet biweekly 10/21/2017 – 1/13/2017.

 

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Brooklyn Public Library, Central Branch (10 Grand Army Plaza)
Mondays @ 3:00-5:00 p.m.

Brooklyn Public Library, Central Branch (10 Grand Army Plaza) 
Tuesdays @ 6:00-8:00 p.m.
NOTE: This is a bilingual (Spanish/English) workshop, but all are welcome.

Brooklyn Public Library, Cortelyou Branch (1305 Cortelyou Road)
Tuesdays @ 6:15-7:45 p.m.
NOTE: This workshop does not meet the last Tuesday of each month.

Brooklyn Public Library, Cortelyou Branch (1305 Cortelyou Road)
Fridays @ 2:45-3:45 p.m. for kids (ages 5-12)

Brooklyn Public Library, Kensington Branch (4207 18th Ave)
Fridays @ 4:15-5:15 p.m. for teens (ages 13-18)

Brooklyn Public Library, Eastern Parkway Branch (1044 Eastern Pkwy)
Mondays @ 3:30-5:00 p.m.

 

NY Transit Museum (Boerum Pl & Schermerhorm St)
Tuesdays @ 2:00-4:00 p.m.

 

 

nypl logoAndrew Heiskell Braille & Talking Book Library (40 West 20th Street)
Saturdays @ 2:00-3:30 p.m.
NOTE: This is a workshop for individuals who are blind or visually impaired, but all are welcome.

St. Agnes Library (444 Amsterdam Avenue)
Thursdays @ 5:30-6:45 p.m. 
NOTE: 
This workshop meets biweekly. Contact library for dates.

 

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Making a Fist (Fort Greene)
Thursdays @ 6:00-8:00 p.m.
This workshop is currently on hiatus.