Writing Aloud with sam sax


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

Monday, March 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.


sam sax 
is the author of Madness (Penguin, 2017), winner of The National Poetry Series selected by Terrance Hayes. His second book Bury It, will be out on Wesleyan University Press in 2018. sam has received fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, Lambda Literary, and the Macdowell Colony. He’s the two-time Bay Area Grand Slam Champion and author of four chapbooks. Winner of the 2016 Iowa Review Award, his poems are forthcoming in American Poetry Review, Gulf Coast, Ploughshares, Poetry Magazine, and other journals. sam is the poetry editor over at BOAAT and can be found at www.samsax.com.


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