This past January we held a book launch and reading for our newest chapbook Can You Feel the Free in Me, featuring poetry and prose from the women who attend our weekly workshop at Rikers at the Rose M. Singer Center. It was a powerful and moving experience to hear the women not only share […]
The Brooklyn Daily Eagle‘s Literary blog, Brooklyn Book Beat wrote about the work we do in providing a safe and supportive space for writers of all backgrounds. Here’s an excerpt: In the world of traditional publishing, it can be difficult for newcomers to find a place for their work. Without influence and a large social media […]
Webmag, Brokelyn listed us as one of four Brooklyn-based writing workshops that will oil your mind gears. Here’s an excerpt: New York Writers Coalition has a lot to offer and an array of weekly gatherings. NYWC hosts many workshops and events across the borough in public libraries, including bilingual Spanish workshops. Founded in 2002, they […]
Author and NYWC Workshop Leader, Ben Dolnick wrote about the workshop he leads at the Central Branch of the Brooklyn Public Library for LitHub. Here is an excerpt: Every Monday afternoon, I go to a tucked-away classroom on the second floor of the Brooklyn Public Library and sit around a long table with 20 or […]
Today the Huffington Post hears from one of our volunteers: NYWC Workshop Leader Colleen Pierce Breslin: “Faith takes many forms. I find it at our Thursday writing table and my fellow writers teach me how to keep it alive.” Read her essay here.