Monday, September 16, 2013

First Reading of the Fall!

We're back at the Brookline Booksmith this Friday, September 20th. As usual, the night begins at 7:00. Our readers this month will be Peter Picetti, Grant Bonnier, Sarah Handley, Paige Towers, and Donald Vincent. You can join our Facebook event by clicking here. Read on learn more about some of the talent that'll be center stage on Friday. 

Grant Bonnier is an MFA candidate in fiction at the University of Massachusetts Boston. He is currently the fiction editor at Breakwater Review and is working on a collection of short stories entitled, “All the Pretty Things We Don’t Talk About.” He hopes to live long enough to see the zombies. His favorite authors include Raymond Carver, David Sedaris, and the Apostle Paul.

Sarah Handley left the mountains of West Virginia for Barnard College, where she studied medieval saints and Adrienne Rich’s poems. She is an MFA candidate in poetry at Boston University. 

Paige Towers is completing her MFA in creative nonfiction writing at Emerson College. Her work has appeared in Spry Literary Magazine and is forthcoming in the Milo Review. She is also an instructor in the First Year Writing Program at Emerson, a reader for Ploughshares, a former ESL teacher, and a volunteer at Rosie's Place women's shelter in Roxbury, MA. Originally from Iowa City, IA, she completed her B.A. at The University of Iowa. In the past, Paige has interned at a human rights NGO in Dublin, studied abroad in London, volunteered in an orphanage and education program in Peru, taught English in South Korea, served hamburgers to cowboys in a restaurant in Colorado, and backpacked around a few continents. She and her adopted white German shepherd, Gorby, live in Roxbury, MA, where they spend their days writing, editing, reading and running.

Donald Vincent is from Washington, DC. His love for poetry transported him to Boston where he earned his MFA from Emerson College. When he's not saving the world as an Emergency Management Program Specialist with the Federal Emergency Management Agency serving the New England States or teaching Freshman Composition courses, he can most likely be found hosting his monthly poetry reading series titled: Mr. Hip Presents. Like himself, his series promotes poetry from some big names, spoken word from some awesome locals, and jazz and blues music features. His work can be found in a few places. He's not one for list so just ask.