I swear this oath

Today is Martin Luther King Day, and  here at The Narrator it is a day of remembrance, reflection, and celebration.  It is our one year anniversary, and we are thrilled to have 51 weeks of thoughtful and hopefully inspiring pieces written by NY Writers Coalition leaders and our allies out there in the blogosphere. Since […]

Friday Five: Top 5 Ways to Catch Write-A-Thon Fever!

The 7th Annual NY Writers Coalition Write-A-Thon is this Sunday, June 24th! Don’t worry, it’s not too late to be part of the fun, and help to support NYWC’s free creative writing programs for people who traditionally have no voice in society, such as the homeless, at-risk youth, veterans, the incarcerated and many more.  NYWC […]

The Obscene Mechanics of Love: Q&A with poet Angelo Nikolopoulos

Join us on Thursday, June 14th  as NYWC does LGBT Pride Month right with a special inter-generational Writing Aloud reading, sponsored by SAGE. Members of our workshops for LGBT elders and homeless youth will read along with our headliner, poet Angelo Nikolopoulos. WARNING: It will be awesome. The host and curator for this event is […]

NYWC Day Diary: A Writer’s Adventure

by Jen Weitsen Jen Weitsen volunteers for NYWC committees and events. She lives in Manhattan, and is working on her first novel. Last Friday, May 18, I took the day off. I laced up my sneakers, grabbed my notebook, camera and headed out for a day long creative writing adventure – courtesy of the New […]

NYWC Day + Brooklyn Lit Crawl: Writing & Reading ’round NYC this weekend!

Boy do we have a weekend planned for you! Tomorrow, Friday, May 18th is NYWC Day! NYWC will host a day of FREE creative writing workshops in some really fun and inspiring spots in all five boroughs of this big city. Have you always wanted to write at the Coney Island Sideshow, or in Strawberry […]

NYWC’s 7th Annual Write-A-Thon: On Your Marks, Get Set…

By Erin Ehsani Erin Ehsani is a former workshop leader and the current Summer Events Coordinator for NYWC.  She is an MFA candidate in nonfiction at Columbia University. In his 2008 memoir, What I Talk About When I Talk About Running, Haruki Murakami wrote about the parallels between running and writing.  “To keep on going,” he wrote, […]

NYWC Day Preview: Lefferts Historic House

Cecilia Galarraga is a new NY Writers Coalition workshop leader.  She has just started leading the Imani House workshop at PS 282. As part of NYWC Day on May 18th, she will be leading a workshop at Lefferts Historic House in Prospect Park. Cecilia reported on the house’s own history and what it offers as a writing workshop. New York […]

Celebrating Rose Gorman with the National Council for Research on Women

By Rebecca McCray Rebecca McCray leads a writing workshop for formerly incarcerated women seeking higher education at College and Community Fellowship, and works as a paralegal with the ACLU’s Criminal Law Reform Project. An Iowa transplant, she lives and writes in Brooklyn. Last month, NYWC workshop leader and Arts editor for The Narrator, Rose Gorman, was recognized […]

The Accidental Therapy of Writing Workshops

By Rebecca McCray Rebecca McCray leads a writing workshop for formerly incarcerated women seeking higher education at College and Community Fellowship, and works as a paralegal with the ACLU’s Criminal Law Reform Project. An Iowa transplant, she lives and writes in Brooklyn. Last week, the Times published an article exploring the increasing popularity of writing […]

Remembering Casper

Here at NYWC, our hearts are heavy. On Friday we learned about the tragic death of one of our most dedicated and dynamic young writers – 25 year-old Jusheem Thorne, a.k.a. Casper. He was a core member of our long-running writing workshop at Ali Forney CAMP Brooklyn and a contributor of three beautiful poems to their […]