On The Same Page with NYWC

NY Writers Coalition has served hundreds of men, women, and youth through our Criminal Justice Writing Program on Rikers Island, and we fully support the freedom of expression and the importance of the written word.

We are excited to continue the mission of Free Minds Book Club & Writing Workshop: to respond to and uplift our fellow writers–behind bars or not–as they dig deeper into their writing practice: Let’s get On the Same Page.

 at this event:

  1. NYWC will provide and distribute copies of prose & poetry written by NYWC workshop members currently incarcerated at Rikers Island, and from those at other various correctional facilities who would like feedback on their writing.
  2. The works will be passed around, and you are invited to contribute remarks that respond, uplift, and encourage.
  3. At the end of the evening, the artistic works covered with our inspiring comments will be collected and mailed back to their authors.

This a free & accessible event that is open to everyone and everything–we hope to see you there! Also, be sure to share the event with anyone who you think may be interested.

If there are any questions about this event, please contact us at info@nywriterscoalition.org.


This event will take place at the Central Library in the Info Commons Lab on Thursday, May 23 from 6:30 – 8:30 PM. To RSVP, please click here.



This event is FREE, wheelchair accessible and open to the public. All are welcome to write and share in this safe space. It will take place Thursday, May 23 from 6:30 – 8:30 PM at Brooklyn Public Library, Central Branch (10 Grand Army Plaza).