Poetry

Write on the Dot September Kickoff | Sept. 6

Write on the Dot is kicking off September with readings at the Savin Hill Yoga Studio (11 Pearl Street, Dorchester MA). The evening will start off at 6:30pm with beverages and live music from Brendan Little. At 7pm the readings will start. Readers include Charles Thiesen, Carol Dickerson, Shilpi Suneja, and Teresa McMahon. For more info, visit http://writeonthedot.blogspot.com/

Write on the DOT Reading & Anniversary Celebration | May 6

Celebrating 1-year of readings by Dorchester and UMass Boston creative writers...

Join us Sunday, May 6th for WRITE ON THE DOT at Savin Bar & Kitchen (across from the Savin Hill T station)

- reception starts at 5:30PM with an exclusive specials menu (incl. "author's ale," "The Hemingway," and $5 appetizers)

- reading starts at 6PM featuring poets Willie Pleasants and Liam Day of Dorchester alongside fiction writers Alexandra Sladky and Eric Maxson of UMass Boston.

Write on the DOT is a reading series coordinated by UMass Boston MFA students to support and promote local writing. We bring Dorchester writers and neighbors together to share creative work in our community.

More information, including the menu, can be found on our website: www.writeonthedot.blogspot.com >> Read More

Chuck Berry and Leonard Cohen @ JFK Library! Feb. 26

On Sunday, February 26, PEN New England and the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum will host the 2012 Awards for Song Lyrics of Literary Excellence, which will be presented to Chuck Berry and Leonard Cohen. Awards Committee: Bono, Rosanne Cash, Elvis Costello, Paul Muldoon, Salman Rushdie and Paul Simon. Bill Flanagan, Committee Chair. The forum (now FULL) will be webcast live from 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the JFK Library's website at www.jfklibrary.org/webcast.

An Apron Full of Beans with Sam Cornish, Feb. 29

Boston Poet Laureate Sam Cornish and Roxbury Repertory Theater are teaming up to give an exciting and unique performance piece from selected poems and prose! The material, gathered from his collection 'An Apron Full of Beans,' the Company sets Cornish’s eloquent, witty, and thought-provoking words to movement and music. The poetry touches on voices past and addresses the poet’s thoughts on family, race, music, and civil rights among other topics. There will be three performances in three different venues in the Boston area. The free performances will premiere at noon on Feb. 28 at Boston Latin Academy, a show at 7:00 p.m. on Feb. 29 at Roxbury Community College's Mainstage Theatre, and a third run on March 1 at 6:30 p.m. in the Rabb Hall at the Central Branch of the Boston Public Library in Copley Square. The performances are free of charge and sponsored in part by The Friends of the Arts at Roxbury Community College. For reservations and more information, please contact Pam Green at 617-541-5380 or pgreen [at] rcc.mass.edu.

Write on the DOT reading series: UMass Boston MFA students - Sun. Jan. 29th

Writers get to know your neighbors... Neighbors get to know your writers...

Come to Savin Bar & Kitchen on Sunday*, January 29th at 7PM for

WRITE ON THE DOT

featuring poetry and prose from UMass Boston MFA candidates Karen Locascio, Kathleen McKenna, and Jon Papas alongside Dorchester writers Johnny Diaz and Audrey Mardavich.

The event will be in the private downstairs space at Savin Bar & Kitchen, 112 Savin Hill Ave., from 7-8:30 PM with food and drink specials exclusive to Write on the DOT. Stick around after the reading and socialize! Write on the DOT was designed to bring neighbors and writers together, from Dorchester and UMass Boston alike. Everyone is invited!

Learn more about Write on the DOT (including soon to be posted reader bios) at: http://www.writeonthedot.blogspot.com/

*no NFL games scheduled (week before the Super Bowl)

 

 

C.R.A.K. Poetry Youth Speaks Open Mic!

On Thursday, January 19, from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. C.R.A.K. (Creativity Revolutionized Around Knowledge) "Youth Speaks" will be hosting an open mic! This open mic is open aimed for youth ages 3 - 20, but everyone is welcome to support and be a part of the audience! The event is to be held at the Fields Corner Branch Library, located at 1520 Dorchester Ave. For more info, check out C.R.A.K.'s facebook page at facebook.com/crak.poetry.

Write on the DOT Reading @ Blarney Stone Dec. 11

On Sunday, December 11, Write On The DOT will host a poetry reading at Blarney Stone in Fields Corner. The reading will be from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30, and feature UMass-Boston MFA candidates, and writers in the Dorchester community, including Sam Cha, Aaron Devine, Johnny Diaz, Mariya "Morie" Deykute, and Christopher Kain. A summary of Write On The Dot's mission from their blog: "Write on the DOT is a reading series presented by students in UMass-Boston's Creative Writing MFA Program. The series seeks to create a space in which UMass writers and Dorchester writers can meet, mingle, and check out what each other are up to." For more information about Write On The DOT, check out their website here!

The Dot Four @ Dot2Dot Nov. 18

On Friday, November 18th, there will be poetry from "The Dot Four," a group of local Dorchester women who will share their thoughts on being active in Dorchester! Check out Dot2Dot's menu online at their website dot2dotcafe.com. Meg Campbell, Jean Knox, Sandra Kohler, and Cornelia Veenendaal - make up the quartet of poets who offer "poems of experience" - 'poems informed by decades of life not only as writers, but as teachers, mothers, gardeners, involved citizens of their community, observers of city life and the natural world'. Please come out and support these local poets, enjoy a meal and socialize with your neighbours! Dinner will be from 6:00 p.m., and the reading will start at 7:30 p.m. Dot2Dot Cafe is located at 1739 Dorchester Avenue in Dorchester, 02124. Call 617.436.2368 for more information!

Cleveland Center Poetry Night Nov. 4

Interested in rhymes? The Cleveland Center is having a poetry night this Friday! Come for light refreshments, snacks and a whole lot of poetry.  The Cleveland Center is located at 11 Charles Street in Dorchester. The event will be from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. For more info contact Laticia at laticiatolentino@gmail.com.

If you have talent, flaunt it. If you’re gallant, want it.

No need to distress, just come and express.

At least there will be poetry for free by the likes of you and me.

Write on the DOT Reading Series, Sep. 5

Neighbors, get to know your writers; writers, get to know your neighbors. The 2nd Write on the DOT reading features an outstanding lineup of Dorchester writers presented by students in UMass-Boston's Creative Writing MFA Program sharing pieces in poetry and fiction. Readers includey Danielle Fontaine, Nathaniel Forsythe, Calvin Hennick, Sandra Kohler, Mitch Manning, and U-Meleni Mhlaba-Adebo. View their bios at http://www.writeonthedot.blogspot.com/. The event takes place Monday, September 5 from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Pearl Street Studios (11 Pearl Street off Dorchester Avenue; see map & directions at http://www.savinhillyoga.com/directions.html). Come kick off the new academic semester & bring Labor Day weekend to a close in the company of neighbors and the well-chosen word. Questions or more info needed? Contact Aaron: aajamde[at]yahoo[dot]com. You can also check out the event on Facebook

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