Friday, May 18, 2012

Friday May 18th, 7 pm

Brookline Booksmith, 279 Harvard Avenue

Katie Raddatz is a poet & fiction writer from Michigan now living in Boston. She is just a few weeks away from graduating with her MFA in poetry from UMass-Boston, and has poems in Haven and Breakwater Review.

Ricky Davis is a third-year MFA candidate at Emerson College, where he studies poetry. His favorite things include baby smiles, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Minecraft, bears, meatballs and prose poems. His greatest fears/dislikes include rope bridges, Slender Man, line breaks, the B line and how often people use the word "literally" recently. He lives with his wife Shannon and his son Jasper in Waltham, Massachusetts, and he is generally a very happy person despite how his face looks most of the time.

Andra Hibbert is a queer writer pursuing an MFA in fiction at UMass-Boston. She grew up in northern Vermont and attended Williams College. She has worked as an editor for Breakwater Review and Concrete. If Marilynne Robinson, Neko Case, and Michael Ondaatje could have a storytelling baby, she would like to be that baby. Her work has appeared in Five Points and Weave

Sarah Martin Banse has an MFA in fiction from Emerson College. She is an Editorial Assistant and Senior Reader at Ploughshares. Her reviews and essays have been published in Ploughshares, The Sun, The Boston Globe and Errant Parent. She is the winner of the Emerson College Award in Non-fiction. Her fiction has been awarded prizes by the Pen Women. She was named one of Boston's top MFA students by Kneerim and Williams Literary Agency. She lives with her four children in Wayland, MA.