NYWC hosts two public creative writing workshops per day, six days a week, in addition to our outreach and specialty workshops. Participants in these workshops typically respond to prompts issued by the workshop leader, and write for a designated amount of time. In our Mic Check events, participants and leaders have the chance to share what they’ve written with the public.
Interested in attending or reading at one of our Mic Checks? Sign up to our interest newsletter here, and look into our public workshop offerings here!
Photo by Jonathan Weiskopf
is this year’s MC for our Mic Check. is a winner of the 2018 National Poetry Series, selected for his second book, It’s Not Magic (Beacon Press, 2019). He is the author of The New Clean, the co-host of The Poetry Gods Podcast, and a curator for SupaDupaFresh, a monthly reading series at Ode to Babel in Brooklyn. His work has been featured in the New York Times, as well as anthologized in The Best American Poetry. He teaches at Brooklyn College, Urban Word NYC, and facilitates a weekly writing workshop for adults at Baily House, an HIV/AIDS service center in East Harlem. He tours extensively as a poet but lives in Brooklyn.