NY Writers Coalition has served hundreds of men, women, and youth through our Criminal Justice Writing Program on Rikers Island, and we fully support the freedom of expression and the importance of the written word.
We are excited to continue the mission of Free Minds Book Club & Writing Workshop: to respond to and uplift our fellow writers–behind bars or not–as they dig deeper into their writing practice: Let’s get On the Same Page.
At this event:
- NYWC will provide and distribute copies of prose and poetry written by NYWC workshop members currently incarcerated on Rikers Island as well as writers from other correctional facilities who would like feedback on their work.
- The works will be passed around, and you are invited to contribute remarks that respond, uplift, and encourage.
- At the end of the evening, the artistic works covered with our inspiring comments will be collected and mailed back to their authors.
This a free and accessible event that is open to everyone—and we hope to see you there! Also, be sure to share the event with anyone who you think may be interested.
If you have any questions about this event, please contact NYWC at firstname.lastname@example.org.
This event will take place at the Central Library in the Second Floor Meeting Room, Room 214 on Monday, April 6 from 6:30 – 8:30 PM. To RSVP, please click here.
This event is FREE, wheelchair accessible and open to the public. All are welcome to write and share in this safe space. It will take place Monday, April 6 from 6:30 – 8:30 PM at Brooklyn Public Library, Central Branch (10 Grand Army Plaza).