The Black Writers Program

NY Writers Coalition’s Black Writers Program is a curated literary experience in which Black writers can generate, develop, and share work in a supportive environment. The program includes themed generative writing workshops, drop-in sessions for prompt-based workshops, professional development panels and lectures, a monthly curated reading list, and a community of Black writers to share it all with. All programming, including workshops, is free to attend.

We aim to create a writing community that is thoughtful, inspiring, and accessible to Black writers at all stages of the artistic process. Whether you’re a seasoned writer with formal training, a new writer eager to hone your voice, or somewhere in between, all Black writers are welcome and encouraged to sign up. The 2020 Black Writers Pilot Program included: Jennifer Baker, nicHi douglas, Donnetta Lavinia Grays, Kaitlyn Greenidge, Angel Nafis, Quressa Robinson, and Hari Ziyad. Click HERE for the full 2020 rundown.

We’re excited to announce that the Black Writers Program has returned this spring!

CLICK HERE to view our full list of 2021 writing workshops.

REGISTER to ATTEND our 2021 slate of professional development panels and events!

VIEW our BWP reading list on Bookshop to snag titles from the writers and artists featured in our program.

SUPPORT THE BLACK WRITERS PROGRAM‘s participants and artists!

CLICK HERE to sign up for BWP updates—including event sign-ups and more.