10 Days of NYWC Event Schedule

Join NY Writers Coalition for 10 Days of NYWC, ten days of events around New York City, including free readings, workshops, and much more!


The Writing Aloud Reading Series unites writers from the NYWC community with established and emerging writers. NYWC writers are presented as peers with award-winning authors, allowing once silenced stories to be heard by new audiences around New York City. 10 Days of NYWC brings two of these powerful readings your way:

  • Monday, October 22 at 6:30 p.m. at the Museum of Contemporary African Diasporan Arts, 80 Hanson Place in Brooklyn.

Featuring paired performances by NYWC workshop leaders Barbara Cassidy, Patrick Mathieu, Kimberly Shelby-Szyszko, Cait Weiss, and Shaina Feinberg, who will all read alongside members of their workshops. Featured writing groups include Visions, 80 Arts, Emmanuel Baptist Church’s Prime Time, and the Brooklyn Public Library’s Coney Island branch. Our MC for the evening is MoCADA Executive Director James Bartlett. Click here for directions.

  • Wednesday, October 24 at 6:00 p.m. at the Jefferson Market Library, 425 6th Avenue, Manhattan

Hosted by NYWC Workshop Leader Derek Loosvelt, the Writing Aloud Reading Series continues at the historic Jefferson Market Library. Featuring readings from NYWC workshop leader Tory Meringoff, from our adult writing groups at the Creative Center, the Center for Independence of the Disabled, New York (CIDNY), College & Community Fellowship, and SAGE, and from Brooklyn-based author Jon Sands (pictured right). Click here for directions

NYWC Benefit Reading at Arlene’s Grocery (95 Stanton Street, Manhattan) The Love Reading Series’ Fall Lust Night with Veronica Gorodetskaya, Meaner Pencil, Margaret Miller, Shane Glackin, and NYWC Executive Director Aaron Zimmerman. Hosted by Renata Morren. Saturday, October 27 at 5:00 p.m. – Tickets $15



Write with us in Brooklyn during 10 Days of NYWC!

  • Wednesdays, October 24 & 31 at 12:30-2:30 p.m. at the 80 Arts Building (80 Hanson Place)
  • Monday, October 29 at 3:00-5:00 p.m. at Brooklyn Public Library – Grand Army Plaza

No advance sign-up is necessary. There will be a very gently suggested donation of up to $10 per workshop, but no one will be turned away. All are welcome to attend for free!


POSTPONED  Biergarten Meet & Greet at Der Schwarze Kölner Biergarten (710 Fulton Street, Brooklyn). Meet NYWC staff, workshop leaders, and fellow fundraisers for a frosty brew and a Der Schwarze Kölner Biergarten gift certificate drawing (valued at $25). Sunday, October 28 at 6:30 p.m.

POSTPONED Trivia Night at One Mile House (10 Delancey Street, Manhattan). This game requires some serious expertise of book lovers, film buffs, music aficionados, and your all-around pop culture pros! Hosted by trivia veterans Stuart Post and Chris Kelley, compete alone or form your own dream team. Monday, October 29 at 7:00 p.m. – Suggested donation: $10



 NYWC Ten Under 10 Series on The Narrator, NYWC’s new arts and social justice blog. Featuring the poetry of young writers under the age of ten from our Ridge Kids and Fort Greene Summer Youth workshops. In partnership with Stone Soup Magazine, Silver Pen Writers Association, and Write On! Books.

Tweet Us Your Story. Theme: Fear of writing.  Friday, October 26, share your tale in 140 characters or less! Top ten tweeters win a 10-book library of NYWC chapbooks and anthologies. #fearofwriting


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