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  • Join the NYCWP’s Generative Writing Boot Camp

    Looking to start a new piece of writing or creative project? Longing to get back to the page, but finding yourself blocked? Join the NYCWP for three days of generating your own creative writing! Over this three-day “boot camp,” writers will have the opportunity to engage with a variety of prompts and participate in micro-studies …

    December 2, 2020
  • I Matter! Poetry Contest

    The I Matter! poetry contest was launched by high school student Isabella Hanson and is hosted by the National Youth Foundation as a way for students to engage with why Black Lives Matter. Students from across the country are invited to submit their poetry. The top prize is $500 and selected poems will be published …

    December 1, 2020
  • Write Together #2 with the NYCWP and Gateway Recreation Area and National Park

    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 best ways for us to continue to write together …

    November 10, 2020
  • I Can Write the World by Joshunda Sanders

    A Reading and Discussion with the Leonard Leif Library, School of Education, and Women’s and Gender Studies A vibrant story about what makes a place home and the ties between culture and pride. – Kirkus Sanders’ first book in a children’s book series, I Can Write the World, features Ava Murray, a Black girl journalist from …

    November 10, 2020
  • What are we thankful for? Good books, food, and friends

    Rebecca Harper, director of the Augusta University Writing Project in Augusta, Georgia, has put together an impressive schedule of conversations with authors of young adult literature as part of the AU Writing Project Book Club and invites you to join. All educators are welcome, even if you haven’t read the book. Join one or more …

    November 4, 2020
  • Local Letters for Global Change: A Pulitzer Center Writing Contest

    The Pulitzer Center invites K-12 students in the U.S. and around the world to enter the 2020 Local Letters for Global Change contest! Students, make your voice heard this election season by writing a letter to your representative explaining the global issue you want them to prioritize. You could have your letter, photo, and bio …

    October 27, 2020
  • Write Together with the NYCWP and Gateway Recreational Area and National Park

    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 best ways for us to continue to write together …

    October 20, 2020
  • NYCWP Writers’ Residency Fall 2020

    The New York City Writing Project (NYCWP) has designed the 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 are encouraged to apply. Past residency participants …

    September 23, 2020
  • 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