Holy Apostles Soup Kitchen

Welcome to Holy Apostles Soup Kitchen Writers’ Workshop

In Uncategorized on January 11, 2012 at 6:21 pm

Some of you may already have heard of Holy Apostles Soup Kitchen. You may even have heard that we run a writers’ workshop. You may even have read Ian Frazier’s piece about it in the New Yorker.

But chances are you may not have read much of the work that’s produced by our guests, a subset of the 1,200 hungry and homeless New Yorkers who come through our doors every day.

In a world where the number of blogs that exist will have another few thousand added by the time I finish this post, we’ve thought long and hard about adding yet another into a cyberspace wasteland.

Why would you read this blog?

Why would you come back to it?

Why would you forward it to your friends?

We believe that when you read the work published by our guests, quite simply, you will want to read more. Many of our guests are homeless, but not all. Some have lost their jobs recently, others some years ago, others are still working. What they have in common is that they are hungry, that they were once somewhere else before they were on a soup kitchen line. That amidst the camraderie and community of what we offer here, they still sometimes can’t believe this is actually where their lives have taken them.

But don’t be fooled. This blog will not be a collection of down beat stories of hard luck and hard times. What it will offer is a unique perspective on life from those who’ve lived all sorts of lives, many lives in more than one lifetime it sometimes seems.

What you’ll find here are  the stories and snapshots of their lives, the highs, the lows and the inbetween times, the times they write about to remember and the times they write about to forget.

If that sounds like your kind of thing, you’re in the right place.


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