Feedback From Faculty And Alumni

Here is what some former attendees have said about the NCIWC

-"A wonderful writing experience and opportunity in one of the most beautiful and inspirational settings one could hope for."

-"It was exactly the experience I needed, not too structured and not chaotic either. Everyone did a good job and I was surrounded by good people."

-"Instructive and invaluable opportunity to write and read with immediate feedback. I like that it's small."

-"The environment is perfect and everything was so well organized."

-"It really is a great place to help us aspiring writers get off the dime and see if we have what it takes to get a novel or memoir done."

-"The Workshops were excellent! Having the leaders with us all day, so accessable, was invaluble... Thank you for the opportunity!"

-"Excellent. Though I am an established writer, I have always been looking for a workshop for writers of color, a place to explore the bounty of writing by writers of color. It is important to study writing in the company of other writers of color and to explore our heritage together... I would Highly recommend this institute to others because of its excellent quality and because it's unique."

-"Great experience. An overwhelming amount of influence. It got my juices flowing."

-"It was a wonderful experience. I loved the range of workshop leaders-- The intelligence and passion of each person shone through. Not to over exaggerate, but I really fell in love!"

-"I think the event was not only exciting, but very important for the community of Plattsburgh and the writers who participated in the readings and exchange. It helps to bridge the gap between communities and allows for spiritual cultural exchange. This event was quite necessary and enriching for all involved. I look forward to many more to come. I think this past week was historical and instrumental in inspiring an enlightening young writers and lovers of literature of social awareness and responsibility." --Tony Medina

-" A wonderful experience-- well organized. Would do this workshop again!" --Sonia Sanchez

Contact Information

If you would like more information about the North Country Institute for Writers of Color, please contact

Center for Black Literature

Dr. Brenda M. Greene
Medgar Evers College, CUNY
1650 Bedford Avenue
Brooklyn, N.Y. 11225

SUNY Plattsburgh

Dr. Jose L. Torres-Padilla
Beaumont Hall 418A
101 Broad Street
Plattsburgh, N.Y. 12901