Register now for the 2019 Fort Greene Summer Youth Program

NYWC’s Fort Greene Summer Youth Program is back, and now in its 15th year! It’s a fun, six-week series of Saturday morning creative writing workshops for kids and teens around New York City. The workshops serve children 6 to 12 years old and teenagers 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 creative writing workshop for parents/guardians, all while the kids and teens are writing nearby.

The following Sunday, August 25th, after the final writing workshop we will hold our 15th Annual Fort Greene Park Summer Literary Festival (LitFest). It will take place this year at Roulette. The festival is our culmination event, where we celebrate the writing produced throughout the summer. The kids and teens from the program 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 workshop dates:

  • July 13th
  • July 20th
  • July 27st
  • August 3rd
  • August 10th
  • August 17th


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