Celebrating women’s voices

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NY Writers Coalition’s
March 16 @ 7:00 p.m.
163 Court Street

Created by NY Writers Coalition in 2003, the Writing Aloud Reading Series unites NYWC’s community of writers and activists with some of the nation’s most prominent literary figures to share poetry, prose, and other beautiful art forms in a single space. This month we celebrate Women’s History Month, with special appreciation for women writers and voices. We also welcome poet Jacqueline Johnson, author of A Woman’s Season (Main Street Rag Press, 2015) and A Gathering of Mother Tongues (White Wine Press, 1997). Hosted by Racquel Goodison.




Jacqueline Johnson is a multi-disciplined artist, creating in writing and fiber arts. She is the author of A Woman’s Season (Main Street Rag Press, 2015)  and A Gathering of Mother Tongues (White Pine Press, 1997), winner of the Third Annual White Pine Press Poetry Award. Ms. Johnson has received awards from the New York Foundation of the Arts, the Middle Atlantic Writers Association’s Creative Writing Award in poetry, MacDowell Colony for the Arts, and is a Cave Canem fellow. She has taught poetry at Pine Manor College, Poets House, Very Special Arts, Imani House, the Frederick Douglass Creative Arts Center and African Voices. She is a graduate of New York University and the City University of New York. A native of Philadelphia, PA., she currently resides in Brooklyn, NY.

Racquel Goodison (Host) has been a resident at Yaddo and the Saltonstall Arts Colony as well as a recipient of the Astraea Emerging Lesbian Writer’s Grant and a scholarship to the Fine Arts Works Center. Her stories, poems, and creative nonfiction have been nominated for the Pushcart and can be found in various journals online and in print. She resides in Brooklyn, teaches at the City University of New York, and is working on a collection of short stories about unruly Jamaican girlhood, a topic she knows intimately