RSVP for NYWC’s 20th Anniversary Bash!

Celebrate 20 Years of NYWC!

Date: Thursday, October 20 from 7:00 – 9:00 PM (EDT)

Location: Pen + Brush (29 E 22nd St. New York, NY 10010)

Party with us at Pen + Brush, a spacious, 127-year-old not-for-profit arts space that supports women of all gender identities and expressions in the literary and visual arts.

Event Host: Best-selling author LIBBA BRAY 

Special Guest: 21st-century troubadour BENJAMIN ALESHIRE composing on-the-spot poems 

There will be a short program celebrating NYWC’s community. A happy-hour reception with wine, beer, a signature cocktail, soft drinks, and small bites will be served.

20th Anniversary Host Committee

Stacy Abramson • Amanda Atlas • Jennifer Belle • Gerry Bogacz

Libba Bray (MC) • Jenny Douglas • Marian Fontana • Katie Freeman

Charles Geer Austin • Michele Gilliam • Johnny Temple • Raina Wallens

NYWC Board

Jarvon Carson • Laura Cococcia • Louise Crawford

Atiba Edwards • Lindsey Elias • Susan Karwoska • Brooke Mackenzie

Sophie McManus • Alexis Nixon • Lauren Sanders

All proceeds from our 20th-anniversary fete will benefit our free creative writing programs. Learn more about NYWC at

For more details, visit our ticket page.