Archives for March 2013

Writers from Six NYWC Workshops Read Their Work at our First Writing Aloud Event of 2013

Last night NYWC held its first Writing Aloud Reading Series event of the year. Our Writing Aloud series features a diverse group of writers from our various workshops throughout the city. Morgan Parker, the Education Coordinator at the Museum of Contemporary African Diasporan Arts (MoCADA, who were our hosts for the evening) and celebrated poet […]

Sample Your Favorites

Every time I drive back home to NYC, there’s a specific powerful moment: I see the skyline poking up iconically, it is intimidating and yet compelling. In those moments, I like to roll the windows down and blast Nas’ “N.Y. State of Mind.” It is, for me, a dark and jazzy anthem of my home […]

Theater Review: The (*) Inn

A quirky and fun theatrical experience, The (*) Inn is an interesting tale of familial love. Originally penned by prominent Yiddish playwright Peretz Hirschbein, The Inn tells a story that is easily enjoyed by anyone regardless or cultural heritage. Consisting of a diverse cast further exemplifies the play’s capacity to translate. Set in an unknown […]

Drive Your Characters

Ah, the great American road trip: the sense of adventure, the freedom of the open road, and the incessant battle over who gets to ride shotgun. Last week, some friends and I had a great American road trip of our own. We drove from Phoenix, Arizona to Sedona and the Grand Canyon. I’ve always wanted […]

Friday 5: Pints for St. Paddy’s Day

March is a green month for many reasons — spring, new life, tax season (ugh) — but this weekend it is green for Ireland.  Many celebrate St. Patrick’s Day in the United States with little reason other than its an excellent excuse to drink.  A lot.  Early.  (Cinco de Mayo seems to be a similar […]

Whole Foods and Living Wage

The Huffington Post has reported that Costco‘s profits jumped over $100 million dollars less than a week after its CEO Craig Jelinek pronounced publicly that he supported proposals to increase the minimum wage. This result brings into question most of what we have been taught about the ways in which bottom lines and worker salaries coexist. […]

Congratulations Angelika Amog & Tema Regist for winning Scholastic Art & Writing Silver Key Awards!

What do Andy Warhol, Truman Capote, Zac Posen, John Lithgow, and now Angelika Amog and Tema Regist, both members of  NYWC’s Fort Greene Summer Park Literary Festival, have in common? They are all winners of the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards! The Scholastic Art & Writing Awards, now in its 90th year, was created by […]

Write the Past, Present and Future

Yesterday, Daylight Savings Time got me thinking about the way the concept of “time” works in writing. Einstein, after all, argued that–confusing as it may seem–the past, present, and future all exist simultaneously. By his logic, what one person may experience as four hours may actually be an entire lifetime for another person. Let’s put these […]

A Friday 5 to Make You Move!

Today’s Friday 5 comes from our newest contributor, Priya Arya. Currently a double major studying Neuroscience and Spanish, Priya enjoys exploring the barriers between people and their environments and how the two are connected. With a passion for dance and physical activity, she also enjoys writing poetry, which she began dabbling in at a young […]

Narrator Film Review: Michel Gondry’s The We and the I

Today’s film review comes from Ann Lewinson, who reviews films for the Boston Phoenix, The Kansas City Star, and other publications and is a member of the Alliance of Women Film Journalists and the Boston Society of Film Critics. She  also leads a NYWC workshop  for youth at The Door. Five years ago I wandered into Deitch Projects in Soho to check […]