NYWC hART beat: A look at the poets and writers of our community

It is time for another installment of NYWC hART beat, a spotlight on one of the talented poets and writers in the NYWC community. May is almost over and I’m going to miss it. Not only because it is the last full month of Spring but, historically, the writing world got a big burst of energy […]

NYWC hART beat: A look at the poets and writers of our community

April showers bring May flowers. So although last month was National Poetry Month, it is still in full bloom for us at the NY Writers Coalition. Therefore, here on The Narrator, we are giving another nod to one of the writers and poets growing in our own backyard. NYWC has been privileged to have a […]

Julius Caesar at BAM!

When you first walk into the Harvey Theater at the Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM), and the usher directs you to your seat, you sit under the warm lights of yellow to red hues reminiscent of sub-Saharan Africa. Performers of an all-black cast walk about the stage and a few wander into the audience to […]

Reading Songs & Raps: Examining Poetry in Other Mediums

I recently watched a clip of Poetic Justice, a romance released in 1993. It tells the story of a young black female poet named Justice, played by Janet Jackson, suffering from depression after the murder of her boyfriend and coping only in her poetry and now a budding relationship with Lucky, a mail carrier played […]

Come celebrate the book launch of 7Upper on April 16!

Throughout our 10 year history, the NY Writers Coalition has led over 200 creative writing workshops on Rikers Island. Of those is a workshop for male inmates at Rikers Island, EMTC through The Fortune Society. Now the NY Writers Coalition press is excited to bring you, 7Upper, a powerful anthology of poetry, prose, and art by members […]

Have you caught Spring Fever yet? Tickets for NYWC’s Spring Fever on sale now!

Spring officially began on March 20. Although the weather might just be just starting to break, some have already caught the fever: Spring Fever! A few NYWC Workshop Leaders (and a participant or two) have a case of spring fever, and this is what comes to mind when they think of spring: Excerpt from “Spring […]

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 […]

Film Review: Beyoncé’s Life is But a Dream

I tuned in to HBO on the night of February 15, 2013 for the premiere of Beyoncé’s documentary Life is But a Dream. One scene in particular stood out to me in which Beyoncé gives us a backstage pass and replay of her performance of “Run the World (Girls)” at the Billboard Music Awards in […]

Five More Loves to Celebrate Today

Today’s post comes from Jessica Cohen, a senior at Temple University in Philadelphia, PA, where she double-majors in political science and Spanish. Jessica is an avid writer, and her poetry and essays focus on examinations of the human condition, the intricacies of life, and the fulfillment of human happiness. Through her writing, hopes to evoke […]

Pre-Order Pat Schneider’s How the Light Gets In: Writing as a Spiritual Practice!

Pat Schneider wears many hats: poet, playwright, librettist,  and author of ten books of poetry and nonfiction. She’s also a longtime friend, inspiration, and fairy godmother to NY Writers Coalition, and her book Writing Alone and with Others has laid the groundwork for NYWC workshops for 10 years and counting. Soon, Pat will release a […]