Ever write with a poet laureate?

Monday, May 8 @ 7:00 p.m. at The Brooklyn Commons
388 Atlantic Avenue (between Bond & Hoyt Streets)

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, NYC’s 2014 Youth Poet Laureate Ramya Ramana!
  2. WRITE. 
  3. Hit the mic (if you want to). Feel free to just sit back and listen too! 

PLUS! Don’t miss this special opportunity to register your young writer for NYWC’s 2017 Fort Greene Summer Youth Program. Learn more about the program here.

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


RAMYA RAMANA is an author, poet, songwriter and student. She was the 2014 Youth Poet Laureate of New York City and a recipient of the NY Knicks Poetry Slam, for which she was awarded a full scholarship to St. John’s University. Ramya’s work explores the experience of race and gender through the perspective of a first-generation American. She has been featured on TV One, The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and elsewhere.

Ramya was introduced to the world at the mayoral inauguration of Bill De Blasio. She has since performed at over two hundred venues, published her first manuscript and is currently working on her debut album. Ramya hopes to inspire change and build community through her work, her faith, and her passion for social justice.


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