The New Majority: Report Documents Diversity in Bicycling

As we bid goodbye to May, we also say farewell to National Bike Month – but New York City’s new bike sharing program is just getting started. And according to a new report released by the Sierra Club and the League of American Bicyclists, the use of bicycles has doubled in the last decade, with […]

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 […]

Homefulness: A Landless People’s Movement

“Freedom is what we do with what is done to us.” Jean-Paul Sartre Guest blogger Soheil Rezayazdi reminded us several weeks ago that there are more New Yorkers without a home today than at any other moment in recorded history. Soheil and his coalition, United to End Homelessness, are focused on making homelessness a prominent issue in New […]

Hurricane Sandy’s Lingering Threat to the Small Businesses of South Street Seaport

It’s been six months since Hurricane Sandy. New York City and New Jersey were hit hardest and communities are still rebuilding. People are still struggling to get their lives back on track. It has been particularly difficult for small businesses. The South Street Seaport in lower Manhattan, a hub for shops, restaurants, and entertainment, was […]

Sponsor a Young Writer in NYWC’s Summer Writing Program

Each year 40 young people participate in NY Writers Coalition’s six-week series of free outdoor creative writing workshops and in an end-of-summer reading, the Fort Greene Park Summer Literary Festival. Lit Fest presents well-known, established writers reading alongside the young writers from the workshops. NYWC’s summer writing program for youth honors the power of the written word […]

NYWC Web Premiere: Voices of NY Writers Coalition

NY Writers Coalition has helped unheard voices be heard for over ten years now by way of our city-wide workshops, reading events, and NY Writers Coalition Press publications. This year, we’re happy to dip our toes into another golden pond with our first film, Voices of NY Writers Coalition. Here, a few of NYWC’s dedicated workshop leaders […]

Workers Unite! Film Festival

This week, New York City rang in May Day through a series of demonstrations and events. Now you can continue the celebration of Global Labor Solidarity by attending the second annual Workers Unite! Film Festival, which runs May 10th through 17th at several locations in downtown Manhattan. The festival brings together worker voices from around […]

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, […]

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

In case you missed the memo, April is National Poetry Month, and as of this twenty-fourth day, poets and writers around the world are in the home stretch of their Poem-a-Day challenges. In New York City we’ve seen another Poetweet contest come and go, and just last week, NYWC Volunteer Corps members shared some awesome haikus […]

New Coalition Unites to End Homelessness in NYC

Today’s guest post comes from Soheil Rezayazdi. Soheil is a Communications Officer at the Supportive Housing Network of New York, a nonprofit advocacy organization with offices in New York City and Albany. Soheil operates the Network’s website, newsletter, social media outlets, and non-digital communications efforts. He does similar work for United to End Homelessness, a […]