Women Writers of Color Reading Room Opening

Women Writers of Color Reading Room Opening  | Events Calendar

R. Erica Doyle, Yesenia Montilla, Mahogany L. Browne - Writer, Nicole Sealey, Venessa Marco and more!

Clinton Hill / Fort Green

Pratt Institute | 200 Willoughby Ave

Join us as we celebrate the opening of Women Writers of Color Reading Room as a result of the The Pratt Institute MFA in Writing program.

We will have wonderful poetry, fiction, and theater readings, a red/read carpet & light refreshments! Bring a book to donate to the room!

Readings by:

R. Erica Doyle
Yesenia Montilla
Mahogany L. Browne - Writer
Nicole Sealey
Venessa Marco
and more!

On Monday, September 21, 2015. Pratt Institute’s student group Women Writers of Color (WWOC) will open their doors to the literary and education community featuring a catalog of donated works from publishers including: Akashic Books, Haymarket, Belladonna, BOA Editions, Hanging Loose Press, Penmanship Books, Button Poetry, Write Bloody, and literary organizations including: Poets House & Urban Word NYC. A large part of the catalog has been gathered by Pratt’s Library Sciences Department in collaboration with MFA student and WWOC Founder, Mahogany L. Browne.

The WWOC Reading Room will be housed for the Fall 2015 in the Center for Professional Development office (East Building), before it’s Spring 2016 relocation to the Main Library’s foyer. This hands-on literary arts installation includes books, pamphlets, broadsides and chapbooks from Elizabeth Alexander, Tisa Bryant, Cathy Linh Che, Franny Choi, Dominique Christina, Lucille Clifton, Jayne Cortez, Camonghne Felix, Kimko Hahn, Tonya Ingram, Aracelis Girmay, Rachel Eliza Griffiths, Suheir Hammad, Audre Lorde, Rachel McKibbens, Aja-Monet, Toni Morrison, Angel Nafis, Morgan Parker, Claudia Rankine, Sapphire, Patricia Smith and more. WWOC is currently still receiving book donations of written work solely by women writers of color (anthologies are also welcome).

Hosted by Pratt MFA in Writing candidate, Mahogany L. Browne