Queens Writes Weekend—May 13–15, 2016

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There are more than a dozen events happening around Queens for the literary minded during Queens Writes Weekend. See the full schedule and keep checking back!

Newtown Literary Alliance, a non-profit organization benefiting the literary scene in Queens, NY, is having its fourth annual Queens Writes Weekend to raise funds for our programs.  We publish a semi-annual literary journal, hold a student writing contest, and organize community readings. In the fall, we will begin holding free creative writing classes at Queens library branches all over the borough.

Queens Writes Weekend will be a weekend-long event held at various locations around the borough where participants are inspired to come write for a few hours in a community setting. That’s it! We want Queens to write! Our goal is to have sites all over the borough at all times during the weekend.  We will advertise the sites on our website so that participants can find a location and time that works best for them.

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED! We are looking for volunteers to serve as site captains. It’s easy and a great way to meet other writers! More information here.


All events have a $5 suggested donation and copies of the journal will be available for purchase. With each $5 donation, participants will receive a raffle ticket for a prize of writing books curated and donated by our friends at The Astoria Bookshop; extra raffle tickets will be available for an additional $5. The winner will be drawn (but need not be present) at the closing reading on Sunday, May 15.


Queens Writes Weekend 2016 Schedule
(Full Calendar, with site information, available here. Check back regularly as new events will be added continually up until the weekend.

Friday, May 13, 7 p.m.—Kick-off Reading @ The Queens Museum. For a complete list of readers and to RSVP, check the Facebook event page.
Saturday, May 14, all day—Local writers set up writing sites all over the borough and invite the community to write. Full schedule here.
Sunday, May 15, all day—Local writing sites continue across Queens. Full schedule here.
Sunday, May 15, 5:30 p.m.—Meet the Editors @ Terraza 7. The editors and staff of Newtown Literary will be available to answer questions, talk, and network before our closing reading. For more information and to RSVP, check the Facebook event page.
Sunday, May 15, 7 p.m.—Wrap-up Reading and Open Mic, featuring the incredible work our community has written during QWW16, @ Terraza 7. For a complete list of readers and to RSVP, check the Facebook event page.