Words At Weeksville

Throughout Weeksville's 180-year history, the written word has been interwoven throughout every era. From it's 19th century newspaper, The Freedman's Torchlight to our annual poetry slam, literary arts has a home here at Weeksville. 

Words@Weeksville is a new monthly literary series consisting of both a reading series and an adult writing workshop, curated by Bridgett M. Davis, author and the director of Sidney Harman Writer-in-Residence Program at Baruch College. The adult writing workshops offer aspiring writers the opportunity to work on craft in a group setting with an published author. The fee for the two-hour workshop is $20 and participants will receive a copy of the writer’s book. 

Powered by the wealth of literary talent of established and emerging authors and poets from across the African diaspora, Words @ Weeksville is the literary hub of Central Brooklyn.

 
 
 

NOVEMBER

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Camille Acker, ‘TRAINING SCHOOL FOR NEGRO GIRLS’

Nana Ekua Brew-Hammond, ‘Powder Necklace’

Kem Joy Ukwu, ‘Locked Gray / Linked Blue: Stories’

 

OCTOBER

SEPTEMBER

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Victoria Bond, ‘Zora and Me’

Daniel Jose’ Older, ‘The Shadowshaper Cypher’

Jacqueline Woodson, ‘Harbor Me’ and ‘Brown Girl Dreaming’

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Joan Morgan, ‘She Begat This: 20 Years of The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill’ and ‘When Chickenheads Come Home to Roost’

Thembisa Mshaka, ‘Put Your Dreams First: Handle Your [entertainment] Business’

 

MAY

APRIL

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Tayari Jones, ‘American Wedding’

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Jacqueline Jones LaMon, ‘Gravity, U.S.A.’, ‘Last Seen’, and ‘In the Arms of One Who Loves Me’

David Tomas Martinez, ‘Post Traumatic Hood Disorder’

Nafissa Thompson-Spires, ‘Heads Of The Colored People’

 

Adult Writing Workshop with Mahogany L. Browne

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Mahogany L. Browne, ‘Black Girl Magic’

March

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Naima Coster, ‘Halsey Street’

Greg Pardlo, ‘Air Traffic and Digest’

Uzodinma Iweala, ‘Beasts of No Nation’

 

February

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Dennis Norris II, ‘AWST Collection’

Krystal A. Sital, 'Secrets We Kept'

Katia D. Ulysse, 'Drifting', and 'Mouths Don't Speak'

Adult Writing Workshop with Zetta Elliot

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Zetta Elliott, author of over 25 books for young readers and Weeksville's 2015 Writer-in-Residence