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WordShed NYC



all inclusive interdisciplinary community             

             culturally and creatively integrated 

             combining art forms 

interlocking ideas 


artists and writers form

new ways of supporting each other



A collective where ideas exchanged

are driven by unique stories

and experiences

that push us forward 


It's a collective humbled by inclusivity

Its purpose is to creatively evolve 


WordShed houses the foundation

                             New York is built on 


We welcome emerging artists

and make room for new voices 

Leah Kogen Elimeliah

Founder WordShed NYC


Originally from Moscow, is a poet & writer based in New York. An Adjunct Assistant Professor at The City College of New York & John Jay College, Leah is also the founder & director of WordShedNYC Reading Series & has collaborated on various poetry/visual/dance projects with independent artists, experimenting with cross genres, multimedia & poetry. She is currently crafting her debut poetry collection, working on an art project "Notes from Daughters" & a one woman show.  She's performed at LaMama, Bowery Poetry, The Red Stage organized by Creative Time, The NYC Poetry Festival, The Higher Ground Arts Festival, & was selected as a Public Humanities/Arts Graduate Fellow for the Zip Code Memory Project supported by Columbia, CCNY, NYU, Yale & the Social Science & Humanities Research Council. She is a mentor with Girls Write Now, a nationally award winning leader in arts education writing & mentoring organization. Her writing delves into themes of identity, language, immigration, intergenerational trauma, sexuality & culture.

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