Writing Aloud this National Poetry Month with Noel Quiñones

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 Noel Quiñones!
  2. WRITE. 
  3. Hit the mic (if you want to). Feel free to just sit back and listen too! 

Monday, April 17 @ 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.


Noel Quiñones is an AfroBoricua educator, writer, and performer born and raised in the Bronx. He has received fellowships from Poets House, CantoMundo, and the Watering Hole, and his work is forthcoming or published in the Latin American Review, Hot Metal Bridge, Kweli Journal, Pilgrimage Press, & elsewhere. His poetry is  forthcoming in a collection of AfroLatinx poets published by Arte Publico Press in the spring.

He has been featured by The Center for Puerto Rican Studies at Hunter College and BronxNet Television as well as performed at Lincoln Center’s Out of Doors Festival, La Casita, the Nuyorican Poets Café, and Jawdance in London. His performances have been showcased on Huffington Post, Vibe, Button Poetry, Latina Magazine, Medium, and  elsewhere. Most recently Noel was a member of the 2016 Bowery Poetry Club slam team, placing among the top twenty teams in the nation. Noel is the founder of Project X, a Bronx-based Arts organization providing the borough with open mics, workshops, community programming, and the Bronx’s own Slam Series to produce its first all-Latinx Slam Team. Visit him at www.elninoquinones.com or @NQNino322.


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