NYWC Tell Your Story Campaign: Tory Meringoff on when labels melt away

This July, eight NYWC workshop leaders will share stories about the powerful and transformational workshops they facilitate and participate in each week to raise awareness and much needed revenue to support NYWC’s ongoing programs. We’ll be posting these stories throughout the month  and NYWC’s campaign page. Read their stories, follow the campaign, and support NYWC by making […]

Summertime in Fort Greene Park

Last Saturday, NYWC kicked off its first youth workshop in the Fort Greene Park Summer Literary Festival. For those of you who haven’t heard, the Lit Fest is a six-week series of free Saturday creative writing workshops for kids and an end-of-summer reading on Aug. 24. We’re excited about the line-up of established writers we’ve […]

NYWC Tell Your Story Campaign: Rolinda Ramos on Serendipity

This July, eight NYWC workshop leaders will share stories about the powerful and transformational workshops they facilitate and participate in each week to raise awareness and much needed revenue to support NYWC’s ongoing programs. We’ll be posting these stories throughout the month  and NYWC’s campaign page. Read their stories, follow the campaign, and support NYWC by making […]

NYWC Tell Your Story Campaign: Susan Fedynak on NY Writers Coalition and magic

This July, eight NYWC workshop leaders will share stories about the powerful and transformational workshops they facilitate and participate in each week to raise awareness and much needed revenue to support NYWC’s ongoing programs. We’ll be posting these stories throughout the month, here, and on our campaign page. Read their stories, follow the campaign, and support NYWC […]

NYWC Tell Your Story Campaign: Kate Payne on asking the right questions

This July, eight NYWC workshop leaders will share stories about the powerful and transformational workshops they facilitate and participate in each week to raise awareness and much needed revenue to support NYWC’s ongoing programs. We’ll be posting these stories throughout the month, here, and on our campaign page. Read their stories, follow the campaign, and support NYWC […]

NYWC Tell Your Story Campaign: Ben Dolnick talks about finding NYWC

This July, eight NYWC workshop leaders will share stories about the powerful and transformational workshops they facilitate and participate in each week to raise awareness and much needed revenue to support NYWC’s ongoing programs. We’ll be posting these stories throughout the month, here, and on our campaign page. Read their stories, follow the campaign, and support NYWC […]

Open Up the Suitcase

“Our true genius” said the workshop leader, with love,  “lies in the deep reservoir of our own stories.” I looked around the room. People were nodding and writing this down. I was too busy smiling like a weirdo because one of my dreams had come true. This past weekend, I had the distinct honor of […]

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 […]

Lemon’s Lesson: Turn Bad Experiences into Art

Have you heard? Coming up on June 4th is the Inside Jokes comedy club event, which benefits the NYWC’s Justice Writing Program (buy your tickets now, it will be an awesome night for a great cause). The Justice Writing Program offers free creative writing classes to men and women in Riker’s Island Jail, as well as recently […]

Laugh Through the Pain

It can be impossible to stop laughing once you get started. Especially if you are laughing at an inappropriate time. When one of the members of our workshop at the 14th street Y told me I had to go on youtube and find this clip of Mary Tyler Moore cracking up at a clown’s funeral, […]