Register for This Year’s Fort Greene Summer Youth Program!

The start of NYWC’s Fort Greene Summer Youth Program* is right around the corner-and we’re in our 14th year! The program is a fun-filled six-week series of Saturday morning creative writing workshops, in Fort Greene Park, for kids and teens around New York City. The workshops serve 6-12 year olds and teens in separate, dynamic and innovative writing groups designed to create a safe space for young writers to explore their imaginations and dive into different genres of writing.

There is also a reading circle for parents/guardians-we consider this the lowest pressure “book club” you’ll ever be a part of. You’ll have a chance to read, examine and discuss numerous short stories-all while the kids and teens are nearby writing.

On the following Saturday, August 18th, we will hold our 14th Annual Fort Greene Park Summer Literary Festival (LitFest). Yes, we’re back this year and the festival will take place in a new venue, Roulette (509 Atlantic Ave). LitFest is our culmination event, where we celebrate the writing produced throughout the summer. The kids and teens will take the mic and read alongside some well-known and up-and-coming writers. 

The Summer Youth Program and Literary Festival provides a means for self-expression and creativity for the youth while increasing the accessibility to the Arts and Literature for all. We hope you and the young writers in your life will join us for this annual Brooklyn literary tradition. Find out even more HERE.

Workshops will take place Saturdays at 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM in Fort Greene Park.

Here are the following dates the program will meet:

  • July 14th
  • July 21st
  • July 28th
  • August 4th
  • August 11th END OF PROGRAM


*NOTE: There is a $25 registration fee per child. Email us at regarding any questions.



Young Readers from our 2016 Fort Greene Summer Literary Festival