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 June’s special guest writer, Phillip B. Williams!
2. Receive a writing prompt from our guest writer.
4. Hit the mic!–if you want to. Feel free to just sit back and listen, too!
Thursday, June 27 at 5:45 PM at Queens Library at Broadway (40-20 Broadway)
Originally from Gravesend Brooklyn, Peter Marra lived in the East Village, New York from 1979 to 1993 at the height of the punk – no wave music era. Peter’s writings explore alienation, addiction, the misuse of love, the curse of secrets, the pain of victimization and the impact of obsessions. He is the bastard child of the films of Roger Corman and Russ Meyer, as well as the works of the Symbolists and the retro-warhol-underground. Peter has had over 300 poems published either in print or online in over 25 journals. His published works include approximate lovers (downtown materialaktion) (Bone Orchard Press), Peep-O-Rama: Sins of the Go-Go Girls (Hammer & Anvil Books) and Vanished Faces (a performance of occult infections) published by Writing Knights Press. His latest poetry collection is Random Crucifixions: Obsessions, Dolls and Maniac Cameras (Hammer & anvil Books). 2019 will see the release of the hyper-realistic, transgressive, giallo novel, A Naked Kiss from a Broken Doll to be published by Hammer & Anvil Books.
An open mic will precede the reading. Sign up starts at 6:30.