Archives for November 2012

Friday 5: Arts & Writing as a Response to Disasters

Hurricane Sandy continues to be felt in the art community when she flooded out art galleries in Chelsea, the Lower East Side, and Red Hook. Yet, arts and creativity is still alive and has maybe even surged in the midst of this disaster as seen by this sketch called Frankenstein by Richard Cox. One way art […]

ShopTalk: The Ali Forney Center Needs Your Help

Today for ShopTalk we’re highlighting the Ali Forney Center, one of our program partners that was adversely affected by Hurricane Sandy last week. AFC has served thousands of homeless LGBT youth in its ten-year history, making it the nation’s largest services and advocacy organization working on their behalf. NY Writers Coalition and AFC have had a longtime […]

What Matters

Given that tens of thousands of residents of New York and New Jersey are still suffering in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy* and that an incredibly important election is being held in a handful of hours, today my mind landed on a prompt I used a few weeks ago (in a workshop) that resulted in […]

Post-Sandy Roundup/Ways to Help, Sunday Nov. 4

Feeling helpless and guilty post-disaster feels like part of grieving. The main thing that helps is to find ways to take action, and to find community and support.  So here’s an update on some of what we know about our program partners, friends and communities in need, and ways you can help (after the jump). […]

This Year’s NYC Marathon is Immoral: What we talk about when we talk about running

Today’s post comes from Brooklyn Magazine’s Kristin Iversen. Read more from Kristin at Brooklyn Magazine and The L Magazine, or follow her on Twitter @kmiversen. Staten Island has been devastated. The loss of life in that borough is higher than anywhere else in New York City and the damage to homes and property is practically incomprehensible. Most of Staten Island […]

Tackle NaNoWriMo with NYWC at Brooklyn Public Library

Ready. Set. WRITE! It’s Day 1 of National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo), a month-long writing event that promotes novel-writing during November. To provide a little support to our NYC NaNoWrimoers, we’ve launched a brand new public workshop at the Brooklyn Public Library Central Branch for the month of November. Beginning this Monday, November 5, the workshop […]

NYWC after the Storm: Ways to Help

Our thoughts are with everyone impacted by Hurricane Sandy. We hope that you and your loved ones have remained safe and are finding the support you need. Our friends at Brooklyn Community Foundation have put together a list of ways to help with the recovery effort that is constantly being updated. Click here for more information.