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Afro-Futurism & Magical Realism w/ Angela Lockhart-Aronoff

Wednesdays /  5:30-7:00 p.m.   /  80 Hanson Place, Brooklyn   /   Beginning September 23

Join NY Writers Coalition in Fort Greene, Brooklyn’s 80 Arts Building for an eight-week creative writing workshop in which participants will utilize writing prompts to explore and encourage first draft writing that reflects realistic and fantastical elements of magical realism in the African diaspora.

Prompts will be informed by the writings of  Octavia Butler (Parable of the Sower), Toni Morrison (Beloved), Gabriel Garcia Marquez (100 Years of Solitude), Ben Okri (The Famished Road) Gloria Naylor (Mama Day), Randall Kenan (A Visitation of Spirits), and other writings suggested by workshop members.

Writers of all genres, experience levels,  and backgrounds are welcome!

8 Weeks  /   $75   /  REGISTER HERE

For information on a payment plan, please call us at (718) 398-2883.


Angela Lockhart-Aronoff


Angela Lockhart- Aronoff is a poet, performance artist and NY Writers Coalition workshop leader since 2010. Angela has lead NYWC creative writing workshops for individuals living in women’s shelters and homeless community residences in New York City. She has also lead creative writing workshops at the World Fellowship Center, with early child care workers in the Blue Ridge Mountains, the Brooklyn Literary Book Festival, the 2014 Arts and Democracy Conference, and the Weeksville Heritage Center. She has also lead NYWC workshops in collaboration with the Museum of Contemporary African Diasporan Arts collaboration workshops around the subject of climate a change and magical realism.

Angela’s poetry is published in the anthology of political female poets, From the Web, and several of her poems have been published by NY Writers Coalition Press in the anthology What if Writing is Dreaming Together? She has also self-published a chapbook, entitled What Is It You Think You See? and is currently working on a book of poetry that is five years into the making.

*This workshop is part of NYWC’s City Voices Writing Workshop, a series of affordable workshops, classes and social events to aid writers in all stages of their careers. All proceeds benefit NYWC’s free creative writing workshops in New York City.