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 breadth of workshops and a diversity of writing styles. Writers from our 14th St. Y, 80 Arts, BPL Central Branch, The Center for Independence of the Disabled in NY (CIDNY), The Creative Center, East Village Access, Fort Greene Summer Workshops, The Fortune Society, Mano a Mano, New Alternatives for LGBT Homeless Youth, SAGE, and Serendipity workshops presented writing that ranged from small scenes in a coffee shop, to poems integrated with singing and freestyle prose. The momentum of great writing lasted throughout the day, as our near forty participants shared writing full of  vivid memories, grief, extreme joy, and curiosity for three hours.

In a city of nearly 8 million people, some of its most marginalized often go unheard. Write Makes Might has traditionally been–and continues to be, a platform for these voices to be supported and celebrated.

more photos of the event can be found on our Facebook page.