NYWC Write-Ins

NYWC’s workshops are based on the Amherst Writers and Artists workshop method developed by Pat Schneider (detailed in her book Writing Alone and With Others) and are led by an experienced, trained workshop leader. 

Our write-ins welcome writers at all levels of experience. Ideal for participants who may be unable to commit to a longer-term experience, these 90-minute sessions are designed to be generative. In each session, participants will write a piece in response to optional prompts provided by the leader. You can write any genre and use this time however suits you best—to journal; make a to-do list; write a letter; create a poem, stories, essays, plays, or rants—or anything else that inspires you. After the writing time has elapsed, participants have the option—although they are not required—to share their brand-new pieces. Some write-ins will make time for supportive, positive feedback, while others will only consist of writing and sharing what has been written.

All workshops take place on Zoom. Please read our workshop guidelines and community agreements before registering for this or any other workshops.


$35 per session. Sliding scale discount codes are available: Use SAVE25 or SAVE50 at checkout.(Members receive an exclusive discount; inquire at members@nywriterscoalition.org.)  


February 27 and March 5-26 / 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. ET

Register For All Sessions

Purchase Tasha’s write-in bundle

Register For Individual Sessions

February 27
March 5
March 12
March 19
March 26


March 6 and March 20 / 7-8:30 p.m. ET

Register For All Sessions with Alison

Purchase Alison’s write-in bundle

Register For Individual Sessions with Alison

March 6
March 20



Tasha Paley has been a gung-ho NYWC Groupie for many years, first as an avid participant and then as an avid group leader. She primarily leads workshops on Zoom since she travels the world and lives primarily in San Miguel De Allende, MX. Some of Tasha’s writings have been further developed into plays, poems, and short stories. She has used the arts (drama, puppets, play therapy, creative writing, visual art) in her personal healing and to connect with others. She has also written and illustrated two children’s books that can be found on Amazon.


Alison Lowenstein is a freelance writer and author of guidebooks, children’s books, and plays. Her essays, articles, humor, and short fiction have been featured in publications including the Washington Post, McSweeney’s Internet Tendency, Narratively, Huffington Post, Fiction, Success Magazine, and numerous other publications. She is a lecturer at Hostos Community College. In Alison’s workshops, she invites participants to write in any genre. Alison also works to create a workshop that is nurturing and creatively enriching.

About NYWC

NY Writers Coalition (NYWC) is one of the largest community-based creative writing programs in the world. We partner with public and private institutions, social service agencies, and social justice organizations to provide unique, empowering ongoing weekly creative writing workshops throughout New York City. Our workshops are particularly targeted toward under-served people, including youth, seniors, women, LGBT communities, people living with disabilities, people who are incarcerated or formerly incarcerated, or others with specialized needs. Writers participate in NYWC’s readings and their work is published in NYWC’s publications. If you would like to make a donation in support of NYWC, please click here.