Pratt Writing Program, Community Space


MISSION STATEMENT

The MFA in Writing Community Space is located at 424 Classon Avenue, on the border between the Clinton Hill and Bedford Stuyvesant neighborhoods. The Community Space seeks to be a justice-oriented home for non-traditional educational initiatives, community-based workshops and mobilizations, activist organizing, readings, performances, and gallery shows. It functions as a classroom space and a co-working space for MFA in Writing graduate students and alumni, and it also serves as the office for The Felt, the Pratt MFA in Writing’s online and print literary journal.

Our programming mission is to create an accessible community space for cultural exchange and radical learning initiatives that emphasize economic, racial, environmental, and gender justice, as well as new economies of support, care, and solidarity. We also support initiatives that speak to immediate neighborhood issues: gentrification and displacement, immigrant rights, homeless rights, food justice, protection of green space and community gardens. In keeping with collectivist organizing principles, the Community Space programming is guided by a group of MFA in Writing graduate students, alumni, and faculty advisors.

For questions about upcoming events, please sign up for the MFA in Writing newsletter. For inquiries about collaborating with the Community Space, please contact MFA in Writing Program Assistant, Andrea Bott: abott@pratt.edu.