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WINTER WRITING WORKSHOPS — If you’ve ever wanted feedback on your writing, now’s your chance to get it.  Beginning…more »

DECEMBER NON-FICTION AND POETRY WEEKEND INTENSIVES — Ever wanted to write about your life but didn’t know where to start, or wondered…more »

NYWW Presents a New Workshop Series @ Arts on Site —   New York Writers Workshop is excited to announce workshops and intensives, beginning in Winter…more »


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Radio Interviews



JUNE – Click here to listen to Tim Tomlinson‘s June live reading & interview with Danielle Smith at Studio A WKCR – FM NY & here to listen to Tim’s April interview for National Poetry Month at WNYU. 

AUGUST – Click here to listen to Yvonne Cassidy’s WKCR – FM NY interview and here for Charles Salzberg’s interview. 

SEPTEMBER / OCTOBER – Click here to listen to Jen Fitzgerald’s September live reading & interviewVisit our calendar to view upcoming radio interviews with Rita Gabis and Mary Stewart Hammond.


Our instructors lead classes and workshops for all levels, across a range of genres, through the JCC in Manhattan, the New York Public Library, online, and at other venues in New York City, nationwide, and abroad. Learn more.


2012-06-10-473371_10150921350871934_985573056_oNew York Writers Workshop hosts three-day Pitch Conferences in New York City for writers of Non-Fiction and Fiction. Each Conference is offered twice a year, in the Spring and Fall. Learn more.

Featured Books

Entering History by Mary Stewart HammondGhost Songs by Regina McBride and Triple Shot by Ross Klavan, Tim O’Mara, and Charles Salzberg



ENTERING HISTORY by Mary Stewart Hammond

In her much-anticipated new collection, Mary Stewart Hammond’s lyrical narratives chronicle a long marriage rich with wit, dark irony, and poignancy, while reaching into personal and political histories that belong to everyone. Of Hammond’s poems, James Merrill says “they brim with what the whole world knows.”

Entering History opens on a middle-aged couple, modern-day travelers in an ancient setting. The collection follows their relationship through time and place, combining the personal and the historical in stories of the family―siblings, a daughter, and the very different marriage of the poet’s parents.


imagesGHOST SONGS by Regina McBride 

“Moving back and forth in time, McBride ponders her memories of growing up and floundering into adulthood. Visited by ghosts she tries to deny, she embraces her heritage and travels to Ireland in search of a way to put her father’s spirit to rest. She repeatedly returns to images and memories of her parents—happy, furious, disappointed, and damaged. Clearly, no one came out of that household alive, not really, and this memoir of survival is even more about reinvention than reflecting on the past. Harrowing, sincere, and unforgettable.” -Booklist (STARRED REVIEW)



TRIPLE SHOT, by Ross Klavan, Tim O’Mara, and Charles Salzberg 

Payback leads to an unmarked grave in Ross Klavan’s Thump Gun Hitched. A freak accident forces two L.A. cops to play out a deadly obsession that takes them from back alley payoffs to hard time in prison, then deep into the tunnel networks south of the border to a murderous town that’s only rumored to exist. Before the last shot is fired, everything they thought was certain proves to be a shadow and everything they trusted opens into a trap.

Life was so much simpler for Tim O’Mara’s marijuana-selling narrator in Smoked when all he had to worry about was keeping his customers, now ex-wife, and daughter satisfied. When he forges a reluctant alliance with his ex-wife’s new lover, he realizes there’s lots of money to be made from the world’s number one smuggled legal product—cigarettes. Unfortunately, his latest shipment contained some illegal automatic weapons. Now he’s playing with big boys and finds the price of the game way over his head. Murder was never part of his business model.

In Twist of Fate, Charles Salzberg follows Trish Sullivan, an ambitious TV reporter working in a small, upstate New York market. She receives a note from Meg Montgomery, a beautiful young woman convicted of murdering her husband and two children. Montgomery claims she’s innocent and Sullivan, smelling a big story that may garner some national attention, investigates and turns up evidence that the woman has, indeed, been framed. What happens next changes the life of both women in unexpected ways.