Would the Real St. Nick Please Stand Up?

                    St. Nicholas has become quite the celebrity since being associated with Santa Claus but who he really was still remains somewhat of a mystery to most. Santa and St. Nick are actually pretty different from each other besides an association with children and a beard. […]

Is There Even Turkey?

Norman Rockwell’s “Freedom from Want” has become the iconic image of the American Thanksgiving but how has that image changed since the painting was first published in 1943? In a college class I took, we had to analyze this painting and discuss how the image would be different if it was part of a government […]

I Feel Their Pain

One of our workshop participants, Allan Yashin, is having his play performed over the Thanksgiving weekend. Mr. Yashin has been working on his plays during our NYWC workshop at the 14th Street Y. He said “… [the] first time I wrote about them [the main characters] was nearly five years ago during a Writers Coalition […]