Queens Writes Weekend 2015—April 24–26, 2015


Newtown Literary Alliance, a non-profit organization benefiting the literary scene in Queens, NY, is having its third 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.

The Queens Writes Weekend will be a weekend-long event held at various locations around the borough where participants come to write for a few hours.  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.


Support Newtown Literary by purchasing Queens Writes Weekend 2015 t-shirts, tote bags, water bottles, mugs, hats, and stickers at CafePress.com.

All events have a $5 suggested donation and copies of the journal will be available for purchase.

Queens Writes Weekend 2015 Schedule
(Full Calendar, with Site Information, Here)

Friday, April 24, 7 p.m.—Kick-off Reading @ The Astoria Bookshop. More info here.
Saturday, April 25, all day—Local writers set up writing sites all over the borough and invite the community to write. See full schedule here.
Sunday, April 26, all day—Local writing sites continue across Queens. See full schedule here.
Sunday, April 26, 5:30 p.m.—Meet the Editors @ Terraza 7. Get feedback from Newtown Literary editors, as well as strategies for revision and tips for reading your work aloud. More info here.
Sunday, April 26, 7 p.m.—Wrap-up Reading and Open Mic @ Terraza 7. More info here.