Claiming Victory: An interview with artist George Spencer

I met the Brooklyn based artist George Spencer last year when he donated a painting as a raffle prize at our Red and Black Party.  I was immediately drawn to the piece he contributed: an almost ghost-like boxer raising his gloved hand.  I learned that all his paintings were of boxers (pugilists, not dogs nor […]

Meet our new workshop leaders!

NYWC is known for our incredibly diverse and talented volunteer workshop leaders.  In Fall 2012, we welcomed a new set of writers ready to give back to the city. Some of you may have met them at a free workshop, but if you haven’t, let me introduce you to them!  (Actually, they are introducing themselves, […]

Out with the old, in with the new…

Sometimes a good old-fashioned writing ritual can give you a helpful kick in the butt and move your writing along.  This prompt can help you get 2013 started right, and put you in touch with some of the things you carry around with you and some of your hopes that seem too big to name. […]

Remembering Doris Shores

Long-time member of NYWC’s workshop at the 14th Street Y Doris Shores passed away recently.  We were lucky to write with her and get to read her work.  Doris read in our Write Makes Might reading and her work was published in the book 14th Street Gold: Seasoned Thoughts and in Dig Deep, NYWC’s online magazine. […]

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). […]

Blues the way we like it: Free!

BAM has an amazing free R and B summer concert series every year at MetroTech.  Next week, they have a great lineup of Shemekia Copeland and NRBG on Thursday, July 12 at noon.  it’s free and the scene is always classic Brooklyn, with people of all backgrounds and ages enjoying the groove.

Writing burns calories, so . . .

You can eat all 10 of these items in New Orleans with us! Food Republic has an awesome list of 10 things they ate in one weekend in New Orleans!  Just imagine what you could chow down on during the 5 nights of our writing retreat!  Oh yeah, you will also get to write a […]

Why I Don’t Write (and how you can help me change that . . .)

Today, June 11, we are running a fun social media campaign asking people to post about why they don’t write, to help create awareness about our amazing solution to not writing: the NYWC Write-A-Thon.  You can join in on our facebook page, or on twitter (use the hashtag #whyidontwrite).  It’s a playful poke at the […]

SI Ferry soon to embark!

NYWC day in central park!