Binghamton Center for Writers

Common Ground

Common Ground is a newly established reading series devoted to the creative work of graduate and undergraduate students. Our goal is to engage the widest spectrum of the Binghamton student writing community as we gather in solidarity and share poetry and prose in a safe and welcoming environment. Three undergraduates and three graduate readers will be featured at each event, followed by conversation and literary friendship. Common Ground welcomes writers of color, the LGBTQ community, and people of all abilities, and finds fellowship in celebrating Binghamton's creative writers.  If you are interested in reading your work at a Common Ground event or would like more information, please email Nicoletta LaMarca Sacco at or Samantha Flatt at

Spring 2023 Reading Dates

6:30 p.m. Wednesday, February 22 | LH-010
6:30 p.m. Thursday, March 23 | LH-070
6:30 p.m. Thursday, April 20 | LH-070

Common Ground Coordinators


Nicoletta LaMarca Sacco is passionate about languages, wordplay, and the spoken word. She taught ESOL for 27 ½ years before coming to Binghamton University. She is in her third year of the creative writing doctoral program immersing herself in poetry and CNF. Her writing has been published in Honeysuckle, Quill and Parchment, PLR (Paterson Literary Review)#49, New York Magazine’s The Cut, and

Samantha Flatt

Samantha Flatt is passionate about all things creative, especially poetry. She is currently pursuing a BA in Creative Writing at SUNY Binghamton and will return in fall 2023 for her graduate studies. Currently, she is working on a creative thesis for the English Honors program, a collection of poetry and CNF that details her experiences with internalized misogyny.