Monday, January 14, 2013

Reading Friday, January 18th, 7 p.m.

Happy New Year! The first 2013 installment of the Breakwater Reading Series will be held this Friday the 18th, 7 PM – 8:30 PM, at the Brookline Booksmith in Coolidge Corner, 279 Harvard Street, Brookline.

Our readers will be:

Catherine Flora Con is an MFA candidate at Boston University. Prior to joining the fiction cohort, she was the office manager at Yamaha Music School of Boston, where she managed the lurid details of over 800 students and 14 teachers. She holds an Ed.M. in Arts in Education from Harvard and a B.M. in piano performance from the University of South Carolina.  Her essay, “Those Cons”, was published by the Harvard Graduate School of Education in 2010.  It is now required reading for the course that she originally wrote it for.  

Adam Graaf is a first year poetry student at UMass Boston. Originally from Iowa, he received a BS in journalism from Iowa State University. Adam works in healthcare and leads a poetry workshop at Bay State Correctional Center in Norfolk. He served nine years in the Army Reserve, deploying once, to Iraq, in 2003. Adam resides with the love of his life in Brighton, where the two of them live vicariously through other dog owners.

Adam Hanover is a second year poet in the Emerson College MFA Program. Originally from Buffalo, New York, he has an MA in English Literature, with a concentration in medieval poetry from The University at Buffalo. He also has more tattoos than publications, a detail that would be more pathetic if 20% of his skin weren't covered in ink.

Amanda Hartzell received her MFA from Emerson College. Twice a finalist for the New Writer Fiction award from Glimmer Train, she won the Alexander Patterson Cappon Prize from New Letters, where her work will appear in February.  She is a reader for Ploughshares and Redivider.  She keeps small notebooks and strange hours.

Calvin Hennick writes and teaches writing in Boston. He's working on a novel about Haitian Vodou, but you're probably only familiar with his work if you read lots and lots of news stories about road construction in Boston's western suburbs. It won't take much prodding for him to show you a video of his 20-month-old son singing "No Sleep Till Brooklyn."

Jillian Saucier teaches at the Boston Arts Academy and is a George Starbuck Fellow and MFA candidate at Boston University. She has read her poetry at Boston Architectural College, Massachusetts College of Art, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Phillips Exeter Academy, and in the Powow River Poets and the U35 reading series. 

We look forward to seeing you there!