• Call for Submissions: Stories Out of School Contest

    The Academy for Teachers created its Stories Out of School flash fiction contest to inspire honest, unsentimental stories about teachers and the rich and complex world of schools. The winning story comes with a $1000 prize and publication in the print edition of A Public Space. Runners-up receive a subscription to A Public Space, our partner in the contest.  …

    July 28, 2020
  • Youth Voices Collaborative Writing Contest

    Know a youth who keeps a journal or loves to write?  Encourage them to share their perspective in this writing contest for young people who have had experience with the juvenile justice system. Their opinion can help the Administration for Children’s Services (ACS) create better experiences for other young people who come through the system! Four winners will …

    July 28, 2020
  • The NYCWP Writers’ Residency Summer 2020

    In the style of Writers’ Residencies, the New York City Writing Project (NYCWP) has designed the Summer Writers’ Residency to foster the teacher-as-writer as they engage in an intensive and intimate writing workshop experience. Writers will read, write, workshop, and learn together to improve their writing craft and explore publication options. Writers of all levels …

    June 16, 2020
  • The NYCWP Writing Together #4 & #5

    Please join us for the NYCWP Writing Together #4 and #5! In the tradition of the Writing Project, we will offer a variety of interactive prompts to support writing as well as the ever-present opportunity to let your pen take you in any direction. We will conclude our session together by asking for your input …

    June 11, 2020
  • The NYCWP Writing Together #3

    Please join us for The NYCWP Writing Together #3! In the tradition of the Writing Project, we will offer a variety of interactive prompts to support writing as well as the ever-present opportunity to let your pen take you in any direction. We will conclude our session together by asking for your input about the …

    April 30, 2020
  • The NYCWP Writing Together #2

    Please join us for The NYCWP Writing Together #2! In the tradition of the Writing Project, we will offer a variety of interactive prompts to support writing as well as the ever-present opportunity to let your pen take you in any direction. We will conclude our session together by asking for your input about the …

    April 30, 2020
  • The NYCWP Writing Together

    In these days of crisis, we find ourselves in our separate spaces, busy with remote teaching and tending to the very real needs of our students and our families, while dealing with our own thoughts. In this time, the NYC Writing Project would like to invite you, our friends, to come together as a community. …

    April 13, 2020
  • The NYCWP is here for you!

    Dear NYCWP Community,  I’m reaching out today to let you know that the NYCWP staff and teacher consultants are thinking of all of you. We know that now more than ever we need one another to navigate these very challenging days.  To meet the many needs of our community and to support those seeking community …

    March 31, 2020
  • May 29, 2020: Teens Take the MET!

    The New York City Writing Project is teaming up again with the Metropolitan Art Museum for Teens Take the Met on Friday, May 29, 2020, 5:00 – 8:00pm. Grab your friends and take over The Met for the night. Drop in for teen-only activities across the Museum including art making, performances, music, and more. Free …

    February 28, 2019
  • Writing into Summer – Teen Writing Camp 2020

    Spend two weeks at Lehman College this summer with the NYCWP’s Teen Summer Writing Camp! Unlock your creativity and originality by writing in different genres and in different spaces. The camp is based on the campus of Lehman College, a 4-year CUNY school, and includes field trips to Borough of Manhattan Community College (a 2-year …

    February 4, 2020
  • For Schools

    School Programs and Initiatives…….. The New York City Writing Project’s model of professional development is based on three mutually-reinforcing components, all of which are designed to support teachers and school/network leaders to expand and strengthen their capacities to implement effective literacy education in classrooms and schools throughout New York City.  These components are: 1) on-site …

    July 22, 2014