Browse a bookstore's classics section and you're bound to read a preponderance of books by dead white rich men. These books are pretty great, but the NY Writers Coalition has dedicated itself to making sure an even wider and greater variety of voices is heard.
The coalition partners with social-service agencies to arrange workshops for an eclectic group of veterans, geriatrics, the recently incarcerated, and those with physical and mental disabilities. For the general public, it also sponsors a free weekly workshop at the central branch of the Brooklyn Public Library each Monday afternoon.
What's the use of having written the next great American novel if no one can read it? "The Next Bestseller Workshop" promises to help you make your opus more magnum.