Due to the lockdown in Boston on Friday, April 19th, April's reading has been rescheduled to take place this Friday, June 21st! Thanks so much to the Brookline Booksmith for opening their doors to us yet again, and for this final reading of the 2012-13 academic year. As always, we have a stellar lineup of writers ready to bring a little literary to your early summer's eve.
Please join us on Friday, June 21st, from 7 to 8:30pm, at the Brookline Booksmith in Coolidge Corner (279 Harvard Street, Brookline).
Our readers will be:
Aaron Devine recently completed his MFA in fiction at UMass Boston, where he also teaches creative writing. His novella-in-progress Dakota Falls explores the aftermath of a kidnapping in a central Minnesota town. Aaron works as Writer in Residence at Boston Children's Hospital and co-founded the Write on the DOT reading series in Dorchester, where he lives. He loves to dance and wishes he did more of it.
Charlotte Seley recently completed her MFA in poetry at Emerson College where she served as the editor-in-chief of Redivider after having served as its poetry editor, and is a poetry reader for Ploughshares. Her work can be found in some journals, both online and in print, and in the pit of your heart, where all poetry comes from. Charlotte is originally from New York.
Theadora Siranian is an MFA Poetry candidate at the University of Massachusetts, Boston. She has poetry published or forthcoming in elimae, DIAGRAM, Mason's Road, and Banango Street, among others. In 2007 she received the Academy of American Poets Prize from Emerson College, and in 2012 she was selected for inclusion in the Best New Poets anthology series.
Tara Skurtu is a Teaching Fellow and MFA candidate at Boston University. She's a Robert Pinsky Global Fellow and a recipient of the Academy of American Poets Harold F. Taylor Prize. Her poems appear or are forthcoming in Poetry Review, The Dalhousie Review, minnesota review, Hanging Loose, Poet Lore, The Los Angeles Review, The Southeast Review, and elsewhere.
Abby Travis is an MFA candidate in nonfiction at Emerson College, where she teaches creative writing to high school students through emersonWRITES. By day, she works as an editorial assistant and senior reader at Ploughshares; by night she is at work on a nonfiction book project about how life hinges on the ways we communicate and miscommunicate, which focuses on training competitive sport horses. Regardless of where she is, Abby can usually be overheard making arguments for how everything—including Minnesota weather, Gilligan's Island, the Itsy-Bitsy Spider—can be related back to why Sisyphus is decidedly happy. "They Say," the essay Abby will be reading from, was recently named 1st runner up in Emerson's Graduate Writing Award in Nonfiction.
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