Carnival Time in Brooklyn

Every Labor Day, the annual West Indian Carnival parade draws millions of spectators and revelers to Eastern Parkway in Brooklyn to watch Caribbean-New Yorkers celebrate their vibrant culture with floats, brilliantly costumed masqueraders, stilt dancers, and bands. Although the parade is hardly an under-the-radar event, plenty of pre-Carnival festivities are equally interesting and much less […]

Theater Review: Then She Fell shows the dangers of Wonderland

As the lights come up at the end of Then She Fell, a two-hour theatrical tumble into the world of Alice in Wonderland, I find myself sitting alone in a large room at the head of a long table with a lukewarm cup of tea before me and some scraps of paper clutched in my […]

NYWC Tell Your Story Campaign: Kate Axelrod on unlikely shared connections

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 NYWC’s campaign page. Read their stories, follow the campaign, and support NYWC by […]

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 […]

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 […]

Who’s watching the watcher, and does it matter?

Now that I have the NSA’s attention, I want to spend today’s post debating a few of the major points related to the recent privacy/government surveillance scandals that have hit Washington, Silicon Valley, and everyone who has ever sent an email, made a phone call, or googled ‘Keyboard Cat’.

Friday 5: Comic Relief + A FREE! copy of 7Upper: Writing from Riker’s Island

Need a good laugh? This Tuesday, June 4, you can get your chuckle on at Inside Jokes: A NYWC Benefit Comedy Show at Gotham Comedy Club.  All proceeds support NY Writers Coalition’s Justice Writing Program, which serves writers in New York City prisons and jails and those rebuilding their lives as they re-enter society. The show features […]