Writing Aloud Returns

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. Here’s how it works: 

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

Monday, September 11 @ 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.


Omar Holmon started out doing poetry just to see what he could get away with saying at upscale events.He has represented New Jersey (Loserslam) and New York (Nuyorican & Urbana) at the National Poetry Slam. He has also been on Ted X, Button Poetry, Verses and Flow and even a commercial for Laphroaig whiskey. 

Omar can be found contributing essays on Black Nerd Problems, a website he co-founded with Will Evans. Meaning, whenever you see a nerd talking comics or cartoons, look in their fandom… you’ll see Omar.



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