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Sondra Perl, NYCWP Founder and former Director, to be honored at CUNY Grad Center

Sondra Perl, NYCWP Founder and former Director, to be honored at CUNY Grad Center

On Friday, October 7th, Sondra Perl, Founder and former Director of the New York City Writing Project, will be honored at the CUNY Graduate Center on the occasion of her retirement. The collective voices of those who have felt her influence and impact–including current and former students and colleagues–will gather […]

Letters to the Next President 2.0

Letters to the Next President 2.0

Letters to the Next President 2.0 is a reboot of the large scale youth participation project sponsored by the National Writing Project and Google during the 2008 election. In 2008 over 10,000 young people from across 800 schools took up the challenge of identifying, researching, and writing publicly about issues […]

Stories of Impact

Stories of Impact

The NYCWP is very excited to announce the publication of Stories of Impact! This ebook is a collection of essays that chronicle the work and impact of the New York City Writing Project’s on-site teacher-consultant program. Since 1981, the program has placed full-time teacher-consultants in schools across New York City to […]

NYCWP Voices: “The Power in Memoir” by Marcus B. McArthur

NYCWP Voices: “The Power in Memoir” by Marcus B. McArthur

Once monthly, the New York City Writing Project celebrates the teacher-as-writer by publishing works of poetry and prose written by its teachers. If you are interested in submitting your work to NYCWP Voices, please read the submissions guidelines and submit your work by email to voices@nycwritingproject.org.   The Power in Memoir […]

NYCWP Fall Writers’ Residency

NYCWP Fall Writers’ Residency

Due to the success of our Summer Writers’ Residency, we have re-imagined the program as an 8-week Fall Writers’ Residency, which will launch on September 22nd. All sessions will meet on Thursdays, from 5:00-8:00pm, at Lehman College. This intensive and intimate workshop experience will provide the opportunity to read, write, workshop, […]

NWCWP @ Night: Residency Reading at KGB Bar

NWCWP @ Night: Residency Reading at KGB Bar

This July, the NYCWP offered its first-ever Writers’ Residency, modeled after programs like those offered at Bread Loaf and Yaddo, to foster the teacher-as-writer. The capstone of the two-week Residency was another NYCWP first: a nighttime reading series to celebrate the work of the Residency. On Friday, July 29th, the […]

From the Director’s Notebook: Post-July Update

From the Director’s Notebook: Post-July Update

August, 2016   Dear NYCWP Community,   For many reasons, 2016 was another great summer at the NYCWP. This July saw a shift in thinking about how we structure our summer programming and what we offer teachers; I continue to be amazed not only by the flexibility of this community, […]

NYCWP Voices: “The New Economy,” fiction by Charlie Keyheart

NYCWP Voices: “The New Economy,” fiction by Charlie Keyheart

Once monthly, the New York City Writing Project celebrates the teacher-as-writer by publishing works of poetry and prose written by its teachers. If you are interested in submitting your work to NYCWP Voices, please read the submissions guidelines and submit your work by email to voices@nycwritingproject.org.   The New Economy -Charlie […]

Take the NYCWP’s survey about your experiences teaching SLIFE

Take the NYCWP’s survey about your experiences teaching SLIFE

The NYCWP is interested in learning more about you and your students; in particular, we are interested in learning about your students who are identified/who you identify as SLIFE(Students with Limited or Interrupted Formal Education). We are asking those in our community to complete this BRIEF SURVEY about the needs […]

Writers-in-Residence Reading on 7/29 at KGB Bar

Writers-in-Residence Reading on 7/29 at KGB Bar