Writing in Public: A Free Event for Writers of All Ages

Bronx, NY

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Writing in Public

The Bronx Writers' Center Workshops

at the Future Home of the Bronx Council on the Arts

A Day of Free Workshops and Events for Writers

Sunday, April 14, 2013


11am-12pm: Speed Writing.  Short writing exercises to warm-up and meet the community, Coffee and donuts served

12pm-2pm: Open Work Time. Bring your laptop or notebook and write your work in progress during this quiet time. Small group work/sharing encouraged.

12pm-2pm: One on One Pitch Practice w/ Maria Romano and guests: Practice your query letter and elevator pitch in the mezzanine.

2pm-3pm: Getting Read. Your goal and how to get there. Open Q&A about the publishing process and hints/help.

3pm-4pm: Writing for All Senses. Workshop on writing poetry and prose that is textural, vivid and intentional.

4pm-6pm: Open Mic and reading by

emerging novelist and BRIO winner, Tiffany Soriano

This event is part of The Big Read in the Bronx. Participants will receive a free copy of Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury. (Supplies are limited.)

All welcome! Bring a notebook, a pen and your creative energy.

The Big Read is an initiative of the National Endowment for the Arts in partnership with the Institute of Museum and Library Services and Arts Midwest. For more information, visit www.neabigread.org.

Additional support is provided by the Robert Bowne Foundation and the New Yankee Stadium Community Benefits Fund INC., and the Westchester Square Branch of the New York Public Library

The Bronx Writers Center supports and develops the appetite for writing and reading in the Bronx. The BWC searches for and promotes new voices and audiences and engages the community in literary and literacy programs.

The Bronx Writers Center, a program of the Bronx Council on the Arts, is supported by the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, Robert A.Bowne Foundation, the New York State Council on the Arts’ Literature Program, NYC Council Member James Vacca,  New York City Department of Youth and Community Development,Arts Midwest, the Scherman Foundation, the Lambent Foundation, NYC Department of Small Business Services/Avenue NYC and the Westchester Square Branch of the New York Public Library.