NYWC Events

Here you will find information on any current, upcoming, and past NYWC events. 
For in-person events, COVID-19 precautions are at the discretion of the event locations, but masks will be on hand.

Current & Upcoming Events

Past Events

The Writers are Striking: In Solidarity with the WGA

Join us at  Nuyorican Poets Cafe as we roar the best way writers know how to—with our pens! “The Writers are Striking" is a space for writers to share both their grievances and their gifts on the mic. 

THE ART OF BREVITY: NYWC In Conversation with Grant Faulkner

Join NYWC’s Founder and Executive Director Aaron Zimmerman on Thursday, May 25 at 7 p.m. ET for a virtual conversation with Grant Faulkner, the Executive Director of National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) and author of THE ART OF BREVITY, about crafting compelling short fiction.

NYWC Virtual Mic Check

Mic Check is an opportunity for our workshop attendees and leaders to share writing they’ve created in our virtual workshops with the wider NY Writers Coalition community—and the public!

NYWC Presents, Common Unity: An Anthology

NY Writers Coalition is proud to present Common Unity, an anthology of writing created in virtual writing workshops born out of the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Communals: The Writers Are Striking

This month we present a very special Communals entitled “The Writers are Striking." This is a space for writers to share both their grievances and their gifts on the mic. Tell us about your experience being a writer. Tell us about why you still write. Write a piece on the spot with us that best articulates your soul’s growl

Ceremonies

Party with us as NYWC’s Artistic Director UGBA celebrates the 1-year anniversary of CEREMONIES, the monthly performance series he created to showcase the incredible talent of Black and Queer artists*.

This won’t be just any birthday party! In partnership with NY Writers Coalition and in solidarity with the WGA & SAG-AFTRA movements, this mighty occasion honors artists and all we do to push the world forward.

BWP Events Week*

The 2023 Black Writers Program Events run from August 1 – August 3. It includes a writing workshop, a Q&A with our BWP Team, and a Mic Check.

*These events are only for Black writers, if you do not identify as Black, please do not attend.

Brother to Brother Reading
Join us for a night of words and fellowship as the Black men of our Brother to Brother workshop showcase what they’ve been cooking. 
Write-A-Thon

NY Writers Coalition’s annual Write-A-Thon is a daylong fundraiser and writing retreat all in one. Join us this month on Saturday, October 14 from 10 AM – 5 PM (ET) in-person and virtually!

Become An NYWC Workshop Leader

Registration is now LIVE to apply to be an NYWC Workshop Leader

NYWC Presents Forgive Me Not: Jennifer Baker In Conversation with Caits Meissner

Join NY Writers Coalition’s Black Writers Program as we host a virtual conversation between Jennifer Baker and writer Caits Meissner, editor of The Sentences That Create Us: Crafting A Writer’s Life in Prison, and the former director of Prison and Justice Writing at PEN America. They’ll discuss Forgive Me Not and its themes and will open up for an audience Q&A at the end!