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The Eleventh Screenplay Reading at the JCC
WGAE Foundation Writers at the Antiquarian Book Fair
Jules Feiffer: Funny Side Up
The Tenth Screenplay Reading at the JCC
PenciPALS and "Love, Loss, and What I Wore
Second PencilPALS event in Corona, Queens


Writing Workshop for those affected by Hurricane Sandy
Reported by The Ocean Star
September 27, 2013
By Kimberly Mollo

Photo credit: Sueanne Goss, Star News Group

POINT PLEASANT BEACH, NJ - While it is true the Jersey Shore was, by and large, open for business this summer, many homeowners are still picking up the pieces of their ravaged properties 11 months after Hurricane Sandy struck the area. The Writers Guild Initiative, a volunteer-run foundation that stems from the Writers Guild of America [East], hopes to bring some relief to those residents by hosting a writers workshop in Point Pleasant Beach in November.

Residents in Point Pleasant Beach, Point Pleasant Borough, Bay Head, Mantoloking and Lavallette, as well as their neighbors in Manasquan and Brielle, are invited to participate in the Writers Guild Initiative’s Hurricane Sandy Writing Workshop.

The workshop will be held on Saturday, Nov. 16, and Sunday, Nov. 17, in Point Pleasant Beach — specifically, in either G. Harold Antrim Elementary School or in Point Pleasant Beach High School, depending on the amount of space needed.

For more information, please click here.

PencilPALS going strong in three schools

October 10, 2013

NEW YORK - The Writers Guild Initiative, in partnership with the SAG Foundation, is excited to kick-off PencilPALS for 2013! We are currently involved in three schools across New York City, PS 255 - Barbara Reing School in Brooklyn, PS 111M - Adolph S. Ochs School in Manhattan, and PS 16Q - The Nancy DeBenedittis School in Queens. We're partnering with three classrooms and over 60 students to develop their reading and writing skills and sharpen their creativity. PALS will have, over the course of the school year, opportunities to write letters to each other, having a pen-pal relationship. Happy writing PALS!