A Quest for Redemption

One man’s shocking discovery of his family’s racist legacy. How would you respond? In 2008, poet and essayist J. Chester Johnson was asked to write the Litany of Offense and Apology for... Read more »

Holocaust & Human Rights Education Center: Discussion With Author Daniel Lee: “The S.S. Officer’s Armchair: Uncovering the Secret Lif of a Nazi”

Please join the Holocaust & Human Rights Education Center and Congregation Emanu-El of Westchester in a discussion with Daniel Lee, author of The S.S. Officer’s Armchair: Uncovering the Secret Life of a... Read more »

Slapering Hol Press to Initiate Free Online Readings Via Zoom

As concerns over the coronavirus amplified in early March, organizers have cancelled events and activities of all types. Poetry readings were not spared, and many poets have been left wondering when they... Read more »

Westchester Poetry Festival at The Masters School

The Westchester Poetry Festival celebrates its 10th year! Poet Dwayne Betts shares his own experience, detailing his trek from incarceration to Yale Law School and the role that grit, perseverance and literature... Read more »

Inspirational TEDx Speaker Discusses Memoir of Resilience, Creativity and Survival at Mercy College

TEDx Speaker, HuffPost Columnist and Audie-Award Nominated Author Discusses PTSD and Resilience at Mercy College Free and open to the general public on March 3rd, 2-3pm. The inspirational survivor comes to campus... Read more »

An Evening with Lauren Acampora & Sandra Newman

Lauren Acampora’s first novel, The Paper Wasp, was published by Grove Atlantic in June 2019. It’s been named a Best Summer Read by The New York Times Book Review, USA Today, ELLE,... Read more »

True Fiction: A Masterclass in the Art and Craft of Nonfiction Storytelling with Mark Dery

​Hemingway rewrote the ending of A Farewell to Arms39 times. Asked what had stumped him, he replied, “Getting the words right.” Is that what it takes to be a great writer? Was... Read more »

Poetry Workshop: Out There, In Here: Mysteries of the Ekphrastic w/Fred Marchant

​As a response to a work of visual art, the ekphrastic poem inevitably goes far beyond description and often leads poet and reader into all sorts of associations, insights, memories, feelings, revelations.... Read more »

Reading and Writing Social Justice for Poets & Writers with Michael Klein

​This is a one-day, 4 hour intensive class that meets Saturday November 16th 12:30-4:30. Please register at https://www.writerscenter.org/calendar/socialjustice/ At one point in my writing mostly autobiographical poetry and essays/memoir, I got some... Read more »

SHP Presents: Annual War & Peace Reading featuring Pamela Hart & Frances Richey

Eight local poets and writers will read original work responding to war and resistance in current events, art, and history. Submit your original published or unpublished work to jennifer@writerscenter.org Pamela Hart is... Read more »