Celebrate Women’s History Month with Writing Aloud


Poet Angela Lockhart

Writing Aloud unites writers from the NYWC community with award-winning poets and writers, allowing once silenced stories to be heard by new audiences around New York City. This season’s reading celebrates Women’s History Month, with poetry and prose featuring strong and complex female protagonists written by artists from NYWC’s workshops at 80 Arts, Serendipity, and others. We’re especially pleased to welcome our feature writer, poet Angela Lockhart.

Writing Aloud will take place Monday, March 31 @ 6:30 p.m. in the gallery space at the Museum of Contemporary African Diasporan Art (MoCADA) and will be hosted by poet and Cave Canem Fellow Morgan Parker. Light refreshments will be provided.

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Angela Lockhart is a poet and performance artist with a day job as a content expert in addiction and disabilities. Her poetry is published in the anthology From the Web (2004), and she self-published a chapbook, What Is It You Think You See? (2006). A NYWC Workshop leader since 2010, Angela leads writing workshops with recovering homeless women and men who live in shelters and community residences.

Morgan Parker’s first collection of poems, Other People’s Comfort Keeps Me Up At Night, was selected by Eileen Myles for The 2013 Gatewood Prize and is forthcoming from Switchback Books. Recent poems are forthcoming from Tin House, jubilat, and Forklift, Ohio. Morgan received her BA in Creative Writing and Anthropology from Columbia University and her MFA in Poetry from NYU. A Cave Canem fellow, Morgan lives in Brooklyn where she is Education Director at the Museum of Contemporary African Diasporan Arts (MoCADA).