Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Friday, May 17, 7 PM

We are thrilled with the lineup we've got for the May edition of the Breakwater Reading Series, and we think you will be too! Join us this Friday, May 17th, 7 PM, at the Brookline Booksmith in Coolidge Corner (279 Harvard Street, Brookline).

The readers will be:

Paula Simone Campbell is from Miami, Florida. She has written for the Miami Herald, and has been an editorial assistant to The Florida Review and AGNI. She worked at Broward College in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, where she was a tutor to students learning English as a second language, and an adjunct professor, teaching Developmental Writing. She now teaches creative writing at the Boston Arts Academy. She is currently a Fiction MFA student at Boston University.

A Vermonter and Coloradan at heart, Liza Cochran now lives in Providence, RI, where she teaches eighth-grade English and leads free writing workshops for the greater Providence community. During the summers, she returns to the west to teach for the National Outdoor Leadership School and the Colorado Rocky Mountain School. She recently graduated from Emerson’s MFA program and was the recipient of the graduate fiction award. Next year, she will teach fiction to Emerson undergrads.

Patrick Connolly is in the poetry MFA program at Boston University. He is from Medford, Mass. He likes basketball and gardening.

When she was a little girl, Mariya Deykute liked to pretend she could escape to another world. Anything could be a doorway: the space between two trees, the edge of the garage roof, a mirror in the dark hallway. As time went on, writing seemed like the only way to stop the restlessness. But instead, she found those doorways between letters, right here. Words make terrific lovers, and maddening travel companions, because everything, in every world, is important, terrifying and hilarious — not necessarily in that order.

Amy Fant is an MFA student at Emerson College, where she also teaches in the First-Year Writing Program. You can find her work in a few journals if you look hard enough. She is originally from South Carolina.

Karen Locascio is a part-time temp, part-time tutor, and full-time MFA candidate in poetry at UMass Boston, where she also serves as a poetry editor for Breakwater Review. She is a reader for Salamander and once attended that writing conference spoofed by the Simpsons. Her work has appeared or is forthcoming in Amethyst Arsenic, Rufous City Review, The Holiday Cafe, and Spry. Karen loves New Jersey, coffee, and the number 3. She is currently in a co-dependent relationship with Jack Daniel; he finds her draining but enjoys being her muse.