Tuesday, August 23, 2011

September 5th, Pearl Street Studios


Monday, September 5th, 2011. 7-8:30PM
Savin Hill Yoga @ Pearl Street Studios; 
11 Pearl Street, Dorchester 
MA 02125


Take an ASHMONT-bound RED LINE train to Savin Hill station. Exit onto Savin Hill Avenue and walk downhill (away from the bridge) toward Dorchester Avenue. Turn Right on Dorchester Avenue and walk another 3.5 blocks to Pearl Street. Turn Left on Pearl Street. The venue is at the end of a cobblestone driveway.


Take any RED LINE to JFK/UMass station. Exit toward Sydney Street or Columbia Road and walk 3-4 blocks west to Dorchester Avenue. Turn Left on Dorchester Avenue and walk south 5-10mins to Pearl Street. Turn Right on Pearl Street. The venue is just around the corner at the end of a cobblestone driveway.


Danielle Fontaine is currently pursuing her MFA at the University of Massachusetts Boston. Her work has received an honorable mention in the Academy of American Poets Writing Competition and has been featured on NPR’s “Here and Now” website. Her poems have appeared in Juked Poetry, Front Range, Breakwater Review and others. She writes both conventional and performance poetry and has featured at various venues in the Boston area.

Sandra Kohler’s third book of poems, Improbable Music, was published in May, 2011 by Word Press. Her two previous collections are The Ceremonies of Longing, U. of Pittsburgh Press, 2003 and The Country of Women, Calyx, 1995. Her poems have appeared in periodicals, including The New Republic, Prairie Schooner, and The Beloit Poetry Journal, for the past thirty-five years. She’s taught literature and writing in venues ranging from elementary school to university. A resident of Pennsylvania for most of her adult life, she moved to Dorchester in 2006.

Calvin Hennick is a third-year fiction student in the MFA program at UMass Boston. He used to make money writing about water main breaks and school building projects for the Boston Globe. Now he’s taking time off to teach creative writing, raise his son, and write things that make him absolutely no money whatsoever. He’s working on his first novel.  

Natty Forsythe once read that we all now exist in an idiom of eternal present. But he read that in the past, which doesn't matter anymore. Right now he is an MFA student at UMass Boston and an editor for ripple(s). Oh wait, now he's working on a novel about indie rock, ghosts, and efficient public transportation. Oh wait, now he's wandering the New England countryside in search of Viking artifacts. Oh wait, now he's eating a muffin.

Mitch Manning studied English and Classics at Suffolk University in Boston and Charles University in Prague, Czech Republic. He is a co-founder of Suffolk University’s Classics program. His work has appeared in the Charles River Journal and The Open End. He will attend the MFA program in poetry at UMass Boston this fall.

U-Meleni Mhlaba-Adebo is a multi-talented Zimbabwean Performance Artist and proud UMASS Boston Alum. She has been gracing numerous stages in Boston and abroad performing her original poetry, songs, and music since 1996, from Off Broadway Theatre ( Sage Theatre in New York) to The Book Café in Zimbabwe, Wally’s Jazz Café to The Horror Café in South Africa, The Institute of Contemporary Art in Boston to Boston Opera House, and Roxbury Community College to the Museum of African American Art. She is also a singer/musician, actress, and amateur photographer, and her work has been part of a group exhibit at Boston City Hall.  U-Meleni has written and produced a CD of poetry & music entitled “Soul Psalms, Birth, Death, and Resurrexion which has been used as a teaching tool in schools, universities, NGO’s and in films and documentaries.
www.cdbaby.com/umeleni. She is currently working on her second book of poetry to be published end of 2011.For more info: www.u-meleni.com

Video recap: May 3rd

Check out the video of our inaugural readings below the cut!