San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
Ever wanted to observe folks on the NYC Subway and make up stories about them? Are you curious about the stories you'll find on a NYC subway platform or train? Have you wanted to take a creative writing class just to try something new? Are you looking for something exciting, quirky and different to do on a Sunday? Here's your chance.
Years ago, I wanted to be a documentary filmmaker. I imagined picking someone and following them to capture the story of their lives. Well, I never became a filmmaker. But I did become a writer.
So many of my poems, blog posts and observational essays were written on the train. Join me for an afternoon of observing and writing. You'll need to have a sense of adventure, the flexibility to adapt to changing circumstances and an open mind. We'll write using prompts, share our work and offer each other positive and encouraging feedback. The workshop is open to adults 21 and over whether you consider yourself a writer or not.
This workshop is also a fundraiser for my upcoming volunteer trip to Malawi, Africa to lead writing workshops for orphaned girls and village women. Learn more about it here.
Are there ID requirements or an age limit to enter the event?
Open to adults 21 and older.
What are my transport/parking options getting to the event?
I will e-mail you the meeting location on Friday. We will begin/end in Manhattan, not necessarily the same spot.
What can/can't I bring to the event?
Notebook & Pen - Don't bother with devices. We'll do this the old-fashioned way.
Cash for lunch
Where can I contact the organizer with any questions?
Patricia Philippe - firstname.lastname@example.org. Reference NYC Subway Writing in your headline.
Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?
What is the refund policy?
The name on the registration/ticket doesn't match the attendee. Is that okay?
You must contact me to explain why.
When & Where
Patricia Philippe is an AWA Affiliate, certified to lead workshops in the AWA method as described in Writing Alone & With Others by Pat Schneider, Oxford University Press. She is a Haitian-American Writer whose work addresses themes of truth, showing up authentically in the world and boundaries imposed by others as well as ourselves. Patricia is the founder of NYC Subway Stories Creative Writing Workshop and was formerly a Managing Editor of Kalyani Magazine, a literary magazine whose mission is to help women of color discover and share their strong, unique voices.