NYWC Tell Your Story Campaign returns: Spotlight on Elena Schwolsky

Cosechando Cuentos (Harvesting Stories) brings together immigrant women who are members of worker-owned cooperatives in my neighborhood of Sunset Park, Brooklyn. “Somos todas escritoras!” –we read aloud in Spanish from the principles of the NYWC at our first meeting—and then pens to paper we write and become writers together.

NYWC Tell Your Story Campaign: Spotlight on Colleen

“She writes how it feels to learn, to love, to suffer and to rise above pain. Her writing pushes all of us to explore the same feelings in ourselves. That is art – beautiful powerful art – and that is justice.”

NYWC Tell Your Story Campaign: Spotlight on Rachel Plutzer

“For that hour, these kids belonged. They had a voice. They had support. And it was amazing.”
Rach Plutzer writes about her earliest experiences with creative writing, her visit to New Alternatives, a homeless drop-in center for LGBT Youth, and her own journey as a writer.

NYWC Tell Your Story Campaign: Spotlight on Alice Gavin

“When we read our work to each other, we speak across difference.” Alice Gavin writes about her experiences with NYWC at VISIONS, a Manhattan based center for the blind and visually impaired.

NYWC Tell Your Story Campaign: Spotlight on Mary Ellen Sanger

“I never stop seeing miracles rise out of the circles brought together by NY Writer’s Coalition.” Mary Ellen Sanger writes about her experiences leading NYWC workshops at Mano a Mano, a bilingual workshop for Mexican immigrants.