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

April showers bring May flowers. So although last month was National Poetry Month, it is still in full bloom for us at the NY Writers Coalition. Therefore, here on The Narrator, we are giving another nod to one of the writers and poets growing in our own backyard. NYWC has been privileged to have a […]

Book Review: How the Light Gets In: Writing as a Spiritual Practice

While I believe we should all be able to worship whatever and however we like, I don’t exercise that right in any traditional sense. When I left my parents’ home and went off to college, I stopped going to church, and haven’t really looked back. I don’t feel a void where once was the incessant […]

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 […]

Tonight, tonight!

We made it! Let’s all give each other a big round of applause for making it to the most important day of the week, Friday. So, how will you be spending your reward for making it through the week in one piece? Worry not, it just so happens NYWC is throwing its Spring Fling! Here’s […]

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 […]

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 […]

Celebrate National Poetry Month at Sarah Lawrence College’s 10th Annual Poetry Festival

  Sarah Lawrence College is set to host its 10th Annual Poetry Festival this weekend  from April 12th-14th in Bronxville, New York. The annual three-day reading series, which features undergraduate and MFA poetry students reading their work alongside established poets, is the largest free poetry festival in New York. The April festival is the culmination of months of […]

Come celebrate the book launch of 7Upper on April 16!

Throughout our 10 year history, the NY Writers Coalition has led over 200 creative writing workshops on Rikers Island. Of those is a workshop for male inmates at Rikers Island, EMTC through The Fortune Society. Now the NY Writers Coalition press is excited to bring you, 7Upper, a powerful anthology of poetry, prose, and art by members […]