8th Annual Fort Greene Park Summer Literary Festival…a success!

Last Saturday at the Prison Martyrs’ Monument in Fort Greene Park, moms, dads, grandmas, great aunts, picnickers, lovebirds, strangers, and friends gathered to hear stories by the young writers of the NY Writers Coalition summer workshops, and  from acclaimed writers Tayari Jones, Earl Lovelace, and Jessica Hagedorn. Laurie Cumbo, the founder and executive director of the Museum of […]

Brooklyn, Divided

Today’s post was written by Kristin Iversen and was initially published by The L Magazine.  We loved this piece, and we thought you might too, so we reached out to the L‘s editors for permission to share it with Narrator readers. They said yes!  You can follow Kristin Iversen here on Twitter, and check out The […]

Rain, Rain, Stay Away

The Fort Greene Park Summer Literary Festival is right around the corner, and though we’ve got a rain location set for Greenlight Bookstore, we can’t help but feel antsy about Saturday’s weather.  This week, in hopes of placating the gods of precipitation, we offer you a poem by Iniko Thornell (Age 14) about embracing the rain. […]

Two short stories from our Fort Greene Park workshop, plus photos!

Ray Bradbury once encouraged new writers, “Write a short story every week. It’s not possible to write 52 bad short stories in a row.”  This week, we are proud to present two of the good ones. Nate Kruger tells the tale of a boy named Mohammed who enlists to fight for the Union Army in the […]

Muahahahahah! Evil Plans at our Saturday Workshops

At the intersection of a few of the most fun writing topics– superpowers, science, adventure, and mischief–lies the evil plan.  Not surprisingly, this enticing story element comes up often in our Saturday workshops.  This week, we are proud to present three posts written in the spirit of shrink rays, doomsday devices, and unsavory characters.  The first […]

Imaginative Perspectives on Food

Writing about food that is actually about food is hard to come by. More often than not, when we talk about a particular dish–say, a piece of cake– we are not talking about the actual cake, but family birthdays and food politics and memories and solemn vows that the “diet starts tomorrow.”  Rare is a […]

Homesickness at our Fort Greene Park workshops

In a shop-talkin’ letter to fellow poet Louis Untermeyer, Robert Frost once wrote of their shared craft, “A poem begins as a lump in the throat, a sense of wrong, a homesickness, a lovesickness.”  Though this quote says nothing of where a poem ends, it seems to imply that a poem, well-crafted, makes something of these […]