Featuring the readers:
Megan Fernandes is a PhD candidate in English at the University of California Santa Barbara and holds an MFA in poetry from Boston University. She is the poetry editor of the anthology Strangers in Paris (Tightrope Books) and is the author of the poetry chapbooks Organ Speech (Corrupt Press) and Some Citrus Makes Me Blue (Dancing Girl Press). Her work has been published or is forthcoming in Guernica, Memorious, Rattle, Redivider, Upstairs at Duroc, and The California Journal of Poetics. She teaches poetry and drama at Boston University and Lesley University.
Write on the Dot, where she has hosted the Insta-Poet Challenge, Metaphoria! and other original literary game-shows. Lynn has been living and writing in Dorchester since 2010.
Laina Mullin Pruett graduated from Boston University with her MFA in Fiction in September 2011. Her story, “The Last Con”, appeared in the Spring 2012 issue of The Gettysburg Review. She is a 2011 Leslie Epstein Global Fellow and is an editor for The Worcester Review.
Lauren Jo Sypniewski is a recent graduate from Emerson College, obtaining her MFA in creative nonfiction in December 2012. She currently reads for Ploughshares, and teaches freshman writing at Emerson as well as creative writing to high schoolers through emersonWRITES. Originally from Michigan, Lauren Jo received her BA in English from the small liberal arts school Alma College. Her essays and poetry have appeared in The American Council for Polish Cultural Heritage, Discovering Arguments, and the Pine River Anthology.