NYWC Weekly Writing Prompt

Hot dogs sizzle on backyard grills; the stars and stripes drape themselves over every available surface, and fireworks—amateur and professional—light up the sky at all hours of the night. This past Friday, we celebrated the Fourth of July, the time-honored holiday that marks America’s independence. Back in 1776, however, American independence was anything but certain.

NY Times: NYWC Takes Over the Subway for NYWC Day

On Friday, May 18, 2012, people gathered from all five boroughs to celebrate NY Writers Coalition Day with writing workshops in iconic spots throughout New York. Executive Director Aaron Zimmerman and several members of the NY Writers Coalition converged at Times Square, where they staged a guerilla-style takeover  of the No. 7 train to host a NYWC-style […]

NY Times: NYWC’s Fort Greene Park Summer Lit Fest Young Writers Featured

Our free summer workshops for young people in Fort Greene Park are featured on the NY Times website.  About 40 young people aged 7-17 are writing with us every Saturday in the park, culminating in the 2010 Fort Greene Park Summer Literary Festival on Saturday, August 21 at 3 PM. More poems by our amazing […]

NY Times: 2009 Fort Greene Park Summer Literary Festival

Our workshops for young people in Fort Greene Park are featured on the NY Times website.  Check it out here and also listen to 11-year-old Anjelica Amog readone of her poems!  More poems by our amazing young writers will be featured in the weeks to come. Added 8/6:  call for illustrators and a poem by […]