Writing Aloud with Patrick Roche!

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 this month’s special guest writer, Patrick Roche
  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!

Tuesday, September 25th at 6:00 PM at Eastern Parkway Library (1044 Eastern Pkwy, Brooklyn)

This event is free and open to the public. All are welcome to write and share in this safe space. Click here to share the event on facebook & invite others.


This month’s featured reader, Patrick Roche is an internationally acclaimed poet and mental health advocate. He has competed or been featured at multiple national and international festivals, recently placing 3rd in the world at the 2016 Individual World Poetry Slam. Patrick is an ambassador for the JED Foundation, promoting mental and emotional health, suicide prevention, and substance abuse awareness. He has shared stages with Darryl “DMC” McDaniels of Run DMC, Olympic gold medalist Chamique Holdsclaw, Everybody Hates Chris star Tyler James Williams, and Pitch Perfect star Brittany Snow, among others. His work has been featured by or published in Button Poetry, UpWorthy, Buzzfeed, The Huffington Post, Beech Street Review, FreezeRay Poetry, Voicemail Poems, and more. Videos of his work have amassed over 7 million views.



This event is FREE, wheelchair accessible and open to the public. All are welcome to write and share in this safe space. It will take place Tuesday, September 25th, @ 6:00 p.m. at the Eastern Parkway Branch of the Brooklyn Public Library (1044 Eastern Pkwy).