Thursday, November 17, 2011

Friday, November 18th

7 pm at the Brookline Booksmith

Dariel Suarez was born in Havana, Cuba, where he lived until 1997. He's an MFA candidate in fiction at Boston University and teaches creative writing at the Boston Arts Academy. He has been nominated for the Pushcart Prize, and his work has appeared or is forthcoming in Gargoyle, SmokeLong Quarterly, Midway Journal, Versal, and The Acentos Review, among others. Dariel's prose was included in the book Tigertail, A South Florida Annual: Florida Flash, published in October of this year, and his poetry will be featured in Bigger Than They Appear: Anthology of Very Short Poems, made available by Accents Publishing this coming December. Currently, he is completing a collection of stories set in his native country, as well as a poetry chapbook.

Joelle Jameson is in her third year at Emerson College as an MFA candidate in poetry and is the sporadic host/producer of High Volumes, an online literary radio show ( She also writes theater reviews and teaches playwriting to high schoolers at EmersonWRITES. She writes poetry because poems are not required to be certain or true--plus short stories are just too long--and owes any and all poetic inclinations to Shel Silverstein.

Lauren von Hagel is a first-year fiction MFA student at UMass-Boston and graduated from Emerson College in 2008 with a BFA in Writing, Literature and Publishing. Lauren quit her job to focus on writing and now subsists entirely on dreams and stories, one of which she will now share with you.

Born and raised in northern California, Peter Picetti studied at The University of Montana, and is a first year MFA candidate in poetry at UMass. He lives in South Boston with his fiancée and cat.

Peter Jurmu is finishing at Emerson College and writes short bios. He has just finished a novella, which he enjoys sealing in manila envelopes.

Laura Goldstein is from Niceville, Florida. She finished a creative writing M.A. in August from the University of Southern Mississippi, and is now pursuing her M.F.A in poetry from Boston University.