Monday, January 23, 2012

Sunday, January 29th, 7 pm

at Savin Bar & Kitchen, across the street from the Savin Hill T stop

Johnny Diaz is a staff writer for The Boston Globe's Business section, where he writes about local TV news, radio, and advertising (and whatever stories his editors throw his way). He's also the author of four gay-themed novels: Boston Boys Club, Miami Manhunt, Beantown Cubans and the newly published, Take The Lead. On his downtime, the Dorchester resident enjoys hiking in the Blue Hills, reading People magazine and walking around downtown Providence (the setting for his fifth book).

Karen Locascio is a first-year MFA student in Poetry (that's right, capital P) at UMass Boston. She recently moved from Allston to Dorchester where she lives directly above a pizza place. She can tell you pretty much anything you'd ever want to know about government mortgage pass-thrus and has work in the current issue of Amethyst Arsenic. Karen loves Boston but will always be a Jersey Girl at heart.

Audrey Mardavich lives in Clam Point, Dorchester after having spent the past year in Austin, TX. She is a poet and sometimes-blogger on feminist art and literature, rock and roll and reproductive rights. She works at the Public Radio Exchange where she helps make public radio more public.

Jon Papas is a poet from Rochester, NY. Some work of his has appeared in Everyday Genius, PANK, Willow Springs, and OCHO.

Kathleen McKenna is a 2011 graduate of the MFA program at UMass-Boston, on the fiction side. She's now writing feature-length obituaries for the Boston Globe, and each person whose remarkable life she is privileged to chronicle deserves a full-length book.

New Reading THIS Sunday 7pm at Savin Bar & Kitchen

Come kick off the new year & semester with your friends & neighbors as we host our first reading of 2012 in the private downstairs room of Savin Bar & Kitchen.

Fiction and poetry readings by UMass Boston MFA students/alumni and by Dorchester-area writers. Featuring Johnny Diaz, Karen Locascio, Audrey Mardavich, Kathleen McKenna, and Jonathan Papas.

Plus, food & drink specials exclusive to Write on the DOT!

(No NFL games scheduled for Sunday since it is the week before the Super Bowl.)

Savin Bar & Kitchen is directly across the street from the Savin Hill T station. Take any Ashmont-bound Red Line train. On-street parking available.

Hope to see you Sunday at Write on the DOT.

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

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Video: December 11th WotD reading at the Blarney Stone

Write on the Dot's December reading was another huge success, and you can check out the videos of it below the cut. Thanks to the Blarney Stone for hosting, and to all our excellent readers. Stay tuned for the announcement of our rapidly approaching January reading!