Presenting 6 readings a year from passionate and talented writers

About Us

Writers Read NYC was established in 2001 by a group of writers looking to showcase their work and that of others. The series now presents 6 readings a year by established and emerging writers of fiction, poetry, essays, memoir and more. Learn more about our featured writers.

Readings are held in writer-friendly venues in New York, including The Sidewalk Café on Avenue A, The Gallery at Le Poisson Rouge on Bleecker Street, and The Half King on West 23rd Street.

Writers Read is curated by four writers who originally met at NYC’s Writers Studio.  The four of us bring our own distinctive viewpoint to the selection of writers for the series.


Gene_Albertelli_2 Gene Albertelli is one of the original founders of Writers Read.  Gene is a docent at the Brooklyn Museum and avid marathon runner who is at work on a collection of short stories.




Joel_Hinman_2 Joel Hinman was a film producer for 25 years. He teaches fiction and poetry at the Writers Studio. His short fiction has appeared in Epiphany, Fiction Now and The Brooklyn Review 2012. Currently he is a contributing editor at Epiphany Magazine. In 2013 he was nominated for a Pushcart Prize. He lives in New York City with his wife and son.




Andree_Lockwood Andrée Lockwood teaches fiction writing at The Writers Studio where she works with writers on novels, memoirs and short stories. Her fiction has appeared in Epiphany and was nominated for a Pushcart Prize in 2013.  She is working on a novel.




Sarah McElwain Sarah McElwain is the editor of “Saying Grace,” and the author of “To the Happy Couple!” both published by Chronicle Books. Her story “Purple Head” is online in the Winter 2013 issue of FictionNow: