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.

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.


Broadway Branch (40-20 Broadway, Long Island City)
Saturdays @ 2:00-4:00 p.m.
NOTE: This workshop meets biweekly. Contact library for dates. No advance sign-up required.


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Brooklyn Public Library, Central Branch (10 Grand Army Plaza)
Mondays @ 3:00-5:00 p.m.
No advance sign-up required.

Brooklyn Public Library, Central Branch – Bilingual (10 Grand Army Plaza) 
Tuesdays @ 6:00-8:00 p.m.
NOTE: This is a bilingual (Spanish/English) workshop. No advance sign-up required.

Brooklyn Public Library, Cortelyou Branch (1305 Cortelyou Road)
Tuesdays @ 6:15-7:45 p.m.
NOTE: This workshop meets the 1st, 2nd & 3rd Tuesday of each month. No advance sign-up required.


NY Transit Museum (10 Grand Army Plaza)
Tuesdays @ 2:00-4:00 p.m.
No advance sign-up required.



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



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.
No advance sign-up required.