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


Reader bios:

Eric Maxson works in the Creative Writing Program at UMass Boston. A former Savin Hill resident, he now lives in East Boston. His fiction has most recently appeared in the Black Warrior Review and has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize. The details of the first story he wrote are vaguely remembered, a young man named Eric with a sleepwalking problem, but the title is clear—“I Came Down to Get Some Underwear.”
Willie Pleasants is an author, poet, and the producer and host of her own cable show "Willie's Web" at Boston Neighborhood Network. Born a southerner, she has lived in Dorchester for over 30 years. Her main goal is to use her books and poetry to inspire and encourage reading among all ages.
Alexandra Sladky is from Augusta, GA. She holds a BA in Latin from Mount Holyoke College and is pursuing her MFA in Creative Writing at UMass Boston. If she could drink with a couple of famous writers she would drink with Ovid and Catullus, very expensive red wine, paid for by someone else. She lives in Brighton.
Liam Day is a graduate of Harvard College and the Bread Loaf School of English. He spent a year playing professional basketball in Ireland, before returning to the States to begin a career teaching. He is currently the Director of Youth Development and Health Promotion at the Boston Public Health Commission and Director of the Boston Area Health Education Center. His poems have appeared in Slow Trains, Apt, and U.M.P.h. Prose. His op-eds have appeared in the Boston Globe and Herald, among numerous other publications. And his essays have appeared in The Shoestring Traveler, Annalemma, Stymie, and the Good Men Project, to which he is a regular contributor. He lives in Dorchester, on Jones Hill to be precise, with his wife Nicole.