design [moves] News shows NYWC some Lit Fest love

“Growth and how to cultivate it could have been the theme of the 9th Annual Fort Greene Park Summer Literary Festival hosted by the New York Writers Coalition. To grow as a writer takes time, patience, and persistence, and this is true of growth of any sort; it doesn’t just happen overnight.” –Maggie Blaha, design […]

Wall Street Journal picks up on NYWC youth’s “literary bent”

After six weeks of writing together in Fort Greene Park, NYWC’s youth community celebrated another creative summer at the 9th Annual Fort Greene Park Summer Literary Festival, where they shared their work alongside established writers from St. Joseph College’s Writers Foundry. The Master of Ceremonies was Fort Greene community figure Laurie Cumbo. The Wall Street […]

The Nabe gets locals ready for Lit Fest

One of the rainiest Saturdays this summer was a source of inspiration for a catchy ditty on the ukulele, as youth gathered in — and around — Fort Greene Park’s Visitors Center for another round of writing workshops. The Nabe’s Philippe Theise was on hand to catch every stray note and lyric during the August […]

NYWC Podcast Episode 7: Angel Nafis Opens Her BlackGirl Mansion to Ft. Greene Park Youth

EPISODE 7: Angel Nafis Opens Her BlackGirl Mansion to Ft. Greene Park Youth (Click to listen/download.) http://nywriterscoalition.org/podcasts/NYWCPodcastE7H.mp3 This episode features poet and author of BlackGirl Mansion Angel Nafis, and two up-and-coming poets from NY Writers Coalition’s Fort Greene Park Summer Youth Program, Najaya Royal and Tema Regist. In a rare sit-down in NYWC’s offices, this dynamic trio share what writing rituals help […]

‘Til Next Year: 8th Annual Fort Greene Park Summer Literary Festival Recap

Last Saturday at the Prison Martyrs’ Monument in Fort Greene Park, moms, dads, grandmas, great aunts, picnickers, lovebirds, strangers, and friends gathered to hear stories by the young writers of the NY Writers Coalition summer workshops, and  from acclaimed writers Tayari Jones, Earl Lovelace, and Jessica Hagedorn.