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!
In light of the pandemic, NYWC deployed our corps of writers & activists—our workshop leaders—to provide virtual creative writing workshops to our community. These workshops have since expanded to our outreach programs and specialty workshops. Mic Check, hosted by acclaimed poet Jon Sands, is one of the outgrowths of our newfound virtual community.
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Jon Sands is a winner of the 2018 National Poetry Series, selected for his second book, It’s Not Magic (Beacon Press, 2019). He is the facilitator of the Emotional Historians workshop, a series of generative writing classes that you can find out more about on Instagram at @iAmJonSands. His work has been featured in the New York Times, as well as anthologized in The Best American Poetry. He is a curator for SupaDupaFresh, a monthly reading series at Ode to Babel, and has received residencies and fellowships from the Blue Mountain Center, the Brooklyn Arts Council, the Jerome Foundation, and the Council of Literary Magazines and Presses. He lives in Brooklyn.