7:00 pm, Brookline Booksmith, 279 Harvard Street, Brookline
Wesley Rothman serves as an assistant poetry editor for Narrative magazine, reads for Ploughshares, and consults for Copper Canyon Press and Inter|rupture: A Journal of Poetry and Art. He tutors at Snowden International High School and teaches in the First Year Writing Program at Emerson College.
Lauren Picard, LP to most, is a third-year Fiction MFA student at Emerson College, where she also teaches composition in the First-Year Writing Program and creative writing in EmersonWRITES. Locally born and raised, LP briefly left Boston to attend Syracuse University and liked snowy Upstate so much that she spent two additional summers there doing Literacy Outreach for AmeriCorps. She's back in her old stomping ground now, but LP's time in Syracuse inspired and fuels her pending thesis.
Drew Arnold writes stories but wishes he could play the harmonica. Most of the most fun things he does are done in his imagination. Sometimes he tutors at 826 Boston, other times he tends to his dying basil plants. He believes we all have the ability to thrive.
Danielle Jones-Pruett is an MFA candidate at UMass Boston, where she also teaches creative writing. Her work has appeared or is forthcoming in Cider Press Review, First Inkling, Southern Women's Review, and others. She was the winner of the 2011 Vella Poetry Prize.
Mike Brokos studied at the University of Maryland and studies at Boston University. He writes poems. Before you know it, he will be reading some of those poems for you. Holla!
Born and raised in Brooklyn, New York, Abriana Jette holds an M.A. in Creative Writing and English from Hofstra University, and a B.A in English from SUNY New Paltz. She came to Boston late this summer to pursue an M.F.A in Poetry from Boston University. There she is a Betsey Leonard Fellow, and teaches at the Boston Academy of Arts.