In the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, NY Writers Coalition launched several virtual workshops open to people in New York City, the United States, and around the world. Sign up for our workshops via Eventbrite page. CLICK HERE.
NYWC’s registration-only workshops are generative writing opportunities for participants to come together, create community, and share their work in safe spaces. Workshops operate on a 6 weeks on/2 weeks off cycle. Sign-ups for the next cycle will begin Sunday, November 7, at 8 p.m. To learn more about this workshop format, please click here.
During each workshop, the facilitator/teaching artist will provide a prompt, give participants a set amount of time to write, and then leave time to share.
*Various days and times (All Eastern Time). Click on the link to view.
*Returns Monday, November 15
On January 6, 2021, an attempted coup intended to uphold the fascism and white supremacy that has defined the Trump administration was displayed on news channels everywhere. All of this was unprecedented, and many are still struggling with how to recover from those traumatic events, especially as we continue to grapple with the global pandemic and the economic depression it has left in its wake.
NY Writers Coalition is rooted in providing space for writers from historically disenfranchised populations; Pushing Through offers space for writers who appreciate community as we live with the challenges in our national and global politics, much due to the years of turmoil caused in part by the Trump administration.
Do you need a safe space to process the most recent crises? Do you yearn to be in community during a time that has forced supreme solitude for so many? Or do you just need some time set aside to get some writing done? This Political Healing workshop may be born out of response to the events that transpired over the years, but it will follow all of the guidelines of the NYWC model and will be open to all writers, regardless of race, class, creed, or gender identity.
This workshop will meet on Sundays from 3:00 – 5:00 PM ET.
We will gather for an hour to work together silently on whatever writing project you like. The room will open 5 minutes early, so that participants can have a few moments to get ready. We ask that conversation during this time be kept to a minimum, so everyone can be present with their thoughts before starting. You will have the option (but not the requirement) to use the chat box to share what your intention for the session is before we start.
Once the session begins, we ask that you stay muted but leave your camera on. It is really helpful to see others at work, to build a collective creative energy. We also ask that you stay for the whole session whenever possible. So please don’t join more than 5 minutes late or leave more than 5 minutes early.
*Mondays / 5 PM ET