amNew York: Our Latest Book Launch at Rikers Covered

This past January we held a book launch and reading for our newest chapbook Can You Feel the Free in Me, featuring poetry and prose from the women who attend our weekly workshop at Rikers at the Rose M. Singer Center. It was a powerful and moving experience to hear the women not only share […]

Brooklyn Book Beat: Non-Profit Provides Safe Space for NYC Writers

The Brooklyn Daily Eagle‘s Literary blog, Brooklyn Book Beat wrote about the work we do in providing a safe and supportive space for writers of all backgrounds. Here’s an excerpt: In the world of traditional publishing, it can be difficult for newcomers to find a place for their work. Without influence and a large social media […]

Wall Street Journal: NYWC Youth Show 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 […]

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: Young writers from the 2011 FGP Summer Lit Fest

The NY Times blog, the Local, is once again featuring writing by our young writers from the Fort Greene Park Summer Literary Festival. Follow the links below to read the work of the next generation, and join us August 20th for an amazing day of words, community and an after-party! 8/2/11:  Young Writers Gather to […]