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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


Leah Kogen-Elimeliah is a poet, essayist, short story and nonfiction writer from Moscow, currently living in New York. She earned her MFA from City College of New York where she is currently an Adjunct Assistant Professor in the English Department. Founder and Director of WordShedNYC Reading Series and an Editorial Associate for Fiction literary magazine, Leah has also collaborated on various poetry/visual art projects with choreographers, dancers, musicians and videographers, experimenting with cross genres, multimedia and poetry. She's read her work on The Red Stage organized by Creative Time, The NYC Poetry Festival, The Higher Ground Arts Festival, and was selected as a Public Humanities/Arts Graduate Fellow for the Zip Code Memory Project supported by Columbia, CCNY, NYU, Yale and the Social Science & Humanities Research Council. She is a mentor with Girls Write Now, a nationally award winning leader in arts education writing and mentoring organization. Her writing focuses on identity, language, immigration, intergenerational trauma, sexuality and culture. Leah lives in Nyack, NY with her husband and their children.

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