Alyssa Goldstein Ekstrom

Writer. Editor. Freelance Court Reporter.

Wave of Long Island
Local Rockaway Youth Off To Lead

Local Rockaway Youth Off To Lead It's one of the most prestigious opportunities for a young person to be involved with, a chance for students to meet and greet the leader of the United States. More importantly, it is a chance for young people to have "the experience of a lifetime."

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Barbara 'West End' Morris Takes A Bow

Barbara 'West End' Morris Takes A Bow A local woman, who transformed herself into a no-nonsense real estate mogul while at the same time sponsoring popular local events and earning the title "The Heart of Rockaway" from friends, announced her retirement this week.

Cambridge Writers' Workshop
November 2015 Pre-Thanksgiving Yoga and Writing Cleanse Review

Last weekend, the Cambridge Writers' Workshop continued its tradition of hosting a Pre-Thanksgiving Yoga and Writing Cleanse, this time at Sacred Sounds Yoga in Manhattan. Just like with previous years, the CWW offered participants the chance to cleanse their minds and bodies through yoga, and come out feeling rejuvenated and ready to write later on...

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Kids Have A Ball Learning To Dance

Kids Have A Ball Learning To Dance It's a familiar scene: A parent or grandparent sees a child watching a bump-and-grind music video with sweaty, scantily clad performers and they lament the death of dancing and tradition. "That's not dancing," the adult says with memories of ball gowns, bow ties and classic songs playing in their minds.

Cambridge Writers' Workshop
CWW Interview with Jade Sylvan Our Newport, RI Writing Instructor & Author of Spider Cult:...

Last week, our Spring in Newport, Rhode Island Writing & Yoga Retreat took place from April 22-24. Highlights of the retreat included featured faculty member Jade Sylvan's class, Writing Yourself Naked. Sylvan, author of acclaimed memoir, Kissing Oscar Wilde (2013) and writer/producer of the upcoming Spider Cult: The Musical (2016) took the time to sit down with Cambridge Writers'...

Cambridge Writers' Workshop
Brooklyn Book Festival Recap: Reading at Muchmore's!

Quite the literary delight occurred at Muchmore's in Brooklyn on Sunday night. As part of the Brooklyn Book Festival, which is the largest free book event in New York City catered to both established and emerging writers, the Cambridge Writers' Workshop held a Brooklyn Bookend Reading.