Stand together. Write aloud.


Now is the time to stand together and write aloud. 

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 prose, poetry, and other writings in some of New York City’s most inspiring spaces. This year, NYWC’s monthly series calls The Brooklyn Commons home — complete with a new way to write aloud! Here’s how it works: 

  1. Get a writing prompt from our special guest writer, poet TONYA INGRAM!
  2. WRITE. 
  3. Hit the mic (if you want to). Feel free to just sit back and listen too! 

Monday, February 13 @ 7:00 p.m. at The Brooklyn Commons (388 Atlantic Avenue)

This event is free and open to the public. All are welcome to write and share in this safe space.


TONYA INGRAM is a 2014 Pushcart Prize nominee, a six-time poetry slam finalist and the author of Growl and Snare. Her work has been featured on Buzzfeed, Afropunk, Marie Claire, Huffington Post, To Write Love On Her Arms, Verses and Flow, among others. She is a New York University alumna, a Cincinnati native, a Bronx-bred introvert, and recently graduated with her MFA in Public Practice from Otis College of Art and Design. Her forthcoming collection of poetry, Another Black Girl Miracle, will be released in the spring with not a cult.


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