Participate in National Volunteer Week, Join NYWC’s Volunteer Corps!

National Volunteer Week is coming to a close, but we couldn’t let it pass without giving a shout-out to NYWC’s  Volunteer Corps program. Our creative writing workshops are the crux of the work we do here and our over forty volunteers have allowed us to conduct over 1,000 workshops in 2012 alone. The Volunteer Corps, […]

10th Annual Write Makes Might Features Three Hours of Poetry and Prose

Last Saturday marked NYWC’s 10th Annual Write Makes Might marathon reading at the Andrew Heiskell Library where participants from our adult workshops read their work among their peers. The reading allowed us to experience a multitude of powerful voices through writing that would otherwise go unnoticed or unheard. The readers at Saturday’s event represented a […]

Celebrate National Poetry Month at Sarah Lawrence College’s 10th Annual Poetry Festival

  Sarah Lawrence College is set to host its 10th Annual Poetry Festival this weekend  from April 12th-14th in Bronxville, New York. The annual three-day reading series, which features undergraduate and MFA poetry students reading their work alongside established poets, is the largest free poetry festival in New York. The April festival is the culmination of months of […]

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 […]

What Does Utopia Look Like?: Barnard’s Center for Research on Women Scholar and Feminist Conference

The Barnard Center for Research on Women held its 38th annual Scholar and Feminist Conference with this year’s theme being  ‘Utopia’. The conference itself was held in the Diana Center on Barnard’s campus  and consisted of five keynote speakers who spoke on topics like weaving women’s stories, feminism and critical design, radical pedagogies, as well […]

Register Now for Barnard’s Scholar & Feminist Conference

Barnard College’s Center for Research on Women will hold its annual Scholar & Feminist Conference beginning March 1st. The two day event filled with lectures, discussions, and screenings will center around the conference’s theme of ‘utopia’  as the feminist envisioning of space and change.  The varied presentations are curated around the idea of  “confronting our […]

Save the Date! Writing Aloud Reading Series Featuring Arisa White

It’s no secret that we at the Narrator are big fans of poet and writer Arisa White. White’s poetry collections Hurrah’s Nest and A Penny Saved both have  been reviewed on our blog before, but now we will have the chance to hear her work in person during our quarterly Writing Aloud Reading Series on March 19th.  White will be […]

The Upside of Survival Book Launch Showcases Workshop Talent

Monday marked the launch of NYWC’s newest publication, The Upside of Survival. Writing for this chapbook came from our workshop with the CenterLight Adult Day Health Care Program in Crown Heights, Brooklyn lead by workshop leader Kimberly Shelby-Szyszko. The book includes poetry, prose, and illustrations collected over the course of a year from the ten […]

It Happened to Me: 4 Nonfiction Essays to Inspire You to Write Your Own

Jane Pratt’s website, XoJane gains a lot of traffic for its honest  content that a significant population of its readership can identify with. The website isn’t your typical ‘ladyblog’ with their topics ranging from advice on “how to deal with winter snot” in their beauty section, to less lofty articles on topics like substance abuse and mental illness. More […]

Friday 5: Reading in the spirit of MLK Day

This week’s Friday 5 is in celebration of the late Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and comes from writer Christopher Oklyn.  Christopher was born in Paris, France and grew up in Cardiff, Wales.  He attended Northwestern University in Chicago, where he majored in communications and economics.  He is a recent migrant to Brooklyn and currently works for a Community Development Financial […]