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Women Writer of Color Reading Room (WWOC) introduces its first Artist-in-Residence Roya Marsh to lead us in a discussion about Claudia Rankine's CITIZEN.
Pratt Institute’s student group Women Writers of Color (WWOC) has opened 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 and Urban Word NYC. A large part of the catalog has been gathered by Pratt’s Library Sciences Department in collaboration with MFA in Writing 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).