Congratulations to Iniko Thornell, whose poem “Big Brother” was featured on NYWC’s Sing Me a Story page and made into a song by Warped Tour band Anberlin. Check out the music video, recorded on the John Lennon Educational Tour Bus.
“While budget cuts continue to force public schools to cut arts programs from their curriculum, a number of nonprofits throughout New York City are providing underserved youth with quality writing programs, ensuring that the younger generation learns to write in a skilled, creative, informed, and empowering way. While some of these organizations have a specific […]
EPISODE 7: Angel Nafis Opens Her BlackGirl Mansion to Ft. Greene Park Youth (Click to listen/download.) https://nywriterscoalition.org/podcasts/NYWCPodcastE7H.mp3 This episode features poet and author of BlackGirl Mansion Angel Nafis, and two up-and-coming poets from NY Writers Coalition’s Fort Greene Park Summer Youth Program, Najaya Royal and Tema Regist. In a rare sit-down in NYWC’s offices, this dynamic trio share what writing rituals help […]
On Saturday, some 30 young writers will read poetry and fiction alongside well-known Brooklyn writers at Fort Greene Park’s monument. The younger set, aged 7 to 17, have been working with the New York Writers Coalition, which organized this year’s seventh Fort Greene Park Summer Literary Festival, on honing their creative writing chops for the […]
The NY Times blog, the Local, is once again featuring writing by our young writers from the Fort Greene Park Summer Literary Festival. Follow the links below to read the work of the next generation, and join us August 20th for an amazing day of words, community and an after-party! 8/2/11: Young Writers Gather to […]