JCW Supports National Novel Writing

Jersey City Writers (JCW), in our efforts to build a community of dedicated scribes, is supporting National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo).  National Novel Writing Month is a “fun, seat-of-your-pants approach to creative writing,” according to NaNoWriMo’s website.  Writers — who participant in NaNoWriMo — are challenged to produce a first draft of a novel in […]

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Haunts Writing Retreat

Haunts Writing Retreat

Jersey City Writers (JCW) recently held a writing retreat at one of JC’s favorite haunts–Harsimus Cemetery–for writing inspiration. Writers were treated to prompts amongst the graves and a tour of the cemetery’s catacombs. It was a full day of Halloween and autumnal inspiration!   [Show picture list]

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Table Reading Helps Aspiring Playwright

Table Reading Helps Aspiring Playwright

As as writer, I’d love to say there’s nothing quite like seeing your words printed on a page. But as an aspiring playwright–I’m not sure I can call myself an actual playwright yet–I have to say that there’s nothing quite like hearing your written words come out of someone else’s mouth. And that’s exactly what […]

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Choose Your Own Adventure: New Hope Style

What do you get when you gather a small contingent of Tuesday and Thursday night writers, pile them into three vehicles, and send them off to New Hope, Pennsylvania? Well, that depends which writers you decide to follow. Jim and Paul’s adventure in Car 1 began with nearly getting a parking ticket before ever leaving […]

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Santa versus Dracula: the graphic novel

Santa versus Dracula: the graphic novel

Exciting news. Ed Power’s graphic novel Santa versus Dracula will be available in October.  Over the years, Santa has been taken on by a multitude of contenders. Maybe it’s because of the competition for worship during the month of December. Santa versus Jesus, Santa versus the Pumpkin King or Santa versus the Bogeyman are not […]

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Underwater New York – Call for Submissions

Underwater New York: Stories from the Deep is a great place to dip your toes into the publishing ocean. It is an online magazine (like so many these days) that has a really neat concept. It’s a journal of stories, art, photography and music of things found in the waters around NYC, from body parts and […]

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Closet-Doors

The Closet Doors Is Racy

The Closet Doors is a short film script by Mike Raci Film Script Projects. The Closet Doors trailer centers around turmoil by tenants living in an apartment building when a handyman cuts one too many doors leading into a walk-in closet. Mike Raci (aka Mike Racioppo and Mike Racy) loves the artist community in Jersey […]

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Summer 2013 Happy Hour

Enjoy these photos from the Jersey City Writers’ Happy Hour on Friday, Aug. 23 at O’Hara’s, Jersey City, NJ. Members chatted about upcoming stories or shorts, ate some good food, drank some libations, and just plain socialized.  JCW holds member socials throughout the year.  Check our schedule for the next event. [Show picture list]  

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The Grapevine

The Grapevine

The Grapevine is a short film written by two JC Writers’ members — Dan Thorens and Rachel Poy.  Thorens also directed. The short tells the story of deep family wounds suddenly reopened.   After 15 years apart, two men sit at a table sharing a bottle of wine.  What do these two brothers have to say after […]

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Submit It or Quit It Fall 2013 Challenge

Submit It or Quit It Fall 2013 Challenge

For the past two years, Jersey City Writers (JCW) has provided local writers with support through our workshops, writing exercises and writing marathons. We have pushed our members to write consistently, try new genres and set goals. Now we are pushing again our writers with “Submit it or Quit it Fall 2013” challenge. JCW is […]

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