Wendy’s Subway is a reading room, writing space, and independent publisher in Bushwick, Brooklyn. We support emerging artists and writers in making experimental, urgent work and create alternative modes for learning and thinking in community. Wendy’s Subway is dedicated to encouraging creative, critical, and discursive engagement with arts and literature. We prioritize collaboration and horizontal decision-making in our work towards being a responsive and sustainable organization.
Our interdisciplinary program includes free readings, talks, performances, and reading groups, as well as sliding-scale writing workshops and intensives. We offer residencies designed to uplift artistic and scholarly research, archival and library projects, and independent publishing practices. Our multi-series publishing initiative includes artist’s books, poetic texts, and hybrid-genre works by time-based artists. Our non-circulating library holds a collection of over 3,000 titles, ranging from poetry and fiction, to criticism and art books. The library is open to the public five days per week.
Wendy’s Subway was founded in 2013 and became a 501(c)3 non-profit organization in 2016. Wendy’s Subway is a member of the Coalition of Small Arts (COSA) New York, the New York City Literary Action Coalition, and the Community of Literary Magazines & Presses. Wendy’s Subway is a W.A.G.E. certified organization. Learn more about getting involved and our membership program here.
379 Bushwick Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11206
L train to Montrose or Morgan / J or M to Flushing
To ensure the health and safety of our staff and visitors, Wendy's Subway is open by appointment only as we continue to navigate the Covid-19 pandemic. Make an appointment to browse the library, write, and read at Wendy's Subway by reserving space here. A staff member will write you to confirm your visit. Our health and safety protocols for visitors are available to consult prior to your visit, here. Please note visitors are required to wear a face mask (over mouth and nose) in the space at all times.
Regular hours: Wednesday–Sunday, 10am–6pm
Covid-19 hours: Wednesday–Sunday, 11am–5pm
Holiday closure: December 23, 2021-January 4, 2022
Wendy's Subway strives to be accessible to all visitors. We are located on the ground floor at 379 Bushwick Avenue. At the entrance, there is a concrete ramp with some uneven surfaces and a raised threshold (measuring 2 1/4" in height). Our single, all-gender bathroom is not currently ADA-accessible; however, there are several such bathrooms nearby that we would be happy to help direct to. This space is not scent-free, but we ask that attendees come fragrance-free.
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Corinne Butta, Editor
Mayra A. Rodríguez Castro, Research and Production Coordinator
Marian Chudnovsky, Collections, Education, and Digital Initiatives Coordinator
Sanjana Iyer, Program Director
Juwon Jun, Editorial and Library Fellow
Stephon Lawrence, Distribution and Publicity Coordinator
Florence Li, Programs and Communications Fellow
Rachel Valinsky, Artistic Director
Teline Trần, Membership and Community Outreach Coordinator
Sebastian Zinn, Development Associate
Katherine Adams, Simran Ankolkar, Erica Ammann, Aru Apaza, Harris Bauer, Kevin Barnum, Emily Bartsch, Corinne Butta, Taylor Bell, Xavier Danto, Sadie Hope-Gund, Cillian Finnerty, Sunny Iyer, Maanav Jalan, Snigdha Koirala, Alec Mapes-Frances, Sarah McEachern, Noah LeBien, Kyle Richardson, Carlos Rodriguez, Emma Seely-Katz, Zoe Senise, Mallika Singh, Elizaveta Shneyderman, Charlotte Strange, Fergal Styles, Megan Toye, Teline Trần, Sixing Xu, Yoav Yaron, Claire Zuo
Rachel Valinsky, President
Gabe Kruis, Secretary
Matt Longabucco, Treasurer