Writing Aloud with Phillip B. Williams

Join us as we come together and Write Aloud

Created by NY Writers Coalition in 2003, our Writing Aloud Reading Series is a free event that unites NYWC’s community of writers and activists with prominent literary figures to share prose, poetry, and other writings in safe and inspiring places. Here’s how it works:

  1. Listen and watch a performance by our special guest writer, Phillip B. Williams!
  2. Receive a writing prompt from our guest writer.
  3. WRITE.
  4. Hit the mic!–if you want to. Feel free to just sit back and listen, too!

Thursday, November 17 at 6:00 PM at Pen + Brush (29 E 22nd St)*

This event is part of our Black Writers Program, but writers of all backgrounds can attend.

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Phillip B. Williams is the author of Mutiny, winner of the 2022 American Book Award, and Thief in the Interior, which was the winner of the 2017 Kate Tufts Discovery Award and a 2017 Lambda Literary award. He is also the author of the chapbooks Bruised Gospels and Burn. Williams’s work has appeared or is forthcoming in Boston Review, Callaloo, Kenyon Review, The New Republic, The New Yorker, and others. He is the recipient of a 2020 creative writing grant from the National Endowment for the Arts, a 2017 Whiting Award, and a 2013 Ruth Lilly Fellowship. He serves as a faculty member at Bennington College and Randolph College low-res MFA.



This event is FREE, wheelchair accessible, and open to writers of all writing levels. It will take place Thursday, November 17 at 6:00 PM at the Pen + Brush (29 E 22nd St New York, NY 10010)