Pen + Brush: Communals
7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
By definition “to commune” is to come together. It is comforting to know that there exists a word for this desire to be with one another; it is also comforting to know that by sharing our words we possess the power to comfort one another. Kicking off on Thursday, March 2, New York Writers’ Coalition and Novella will begin a collaborative partnership throughout 2023 launching a series of IRL events for underrepresented writers. Known as Communals, these gatherings will be a mixture of generative writing and storytelling, held at the storied art institution, Pen & Brush, located in the Flatiron neighborhood of New York City.
Our mission is two-fold: to bring together like-minded communities, each of us focused on the creation of art and the celebration of our personal journeys, and to create a home base for writers in New York City. In hosting Communals and future events, our goal is to establish everyone who attends our events as writers. Whether you are a scribbler, a diarist, a poet, or a novelist – you are a writer who is welcome within our community. Communals are where we share words, share stories, and share dreams all with the sole purpose of offering a bit of that solace we’re each looking for. Communals are a reminder of our shared power. Join us each month as we not only feature a phenomenal writer—but also feature a phenomenal you.