Friday, August 24, 2012

September Kickoff

Thursday, September 6th
11 Pearl Street (off Dorchester Ave in Savin Hill)

6:30PM - Reception with drinks & live music from Dorchester singer-songwriter Brendan Little
7PM - Write on the DOT reading featuring: Charles Thiesen, Carol Dickerson, Shilpi Suneja, and Teresa McMahon.

Plus, the first ever *Insta-Poet Showdown*
And copies of Write on the DOT: Vol. 1 available for purchase ($3) 

Come toast to what's left of summer & kick off the new semester 
with an evening of poetry, stories, neighbors, and fun. All are welcome.

Directions: By MBTA, take the ASHMONT-bound Red Line train to SAVIN HILL station. Exit onto Savin Hill Avenue and walk west (downhill, away from the bridge) to Dorchester Avenue. Turn right on Dorchester Avenue and walk 3 blocks to Pearl Street (on your left). 11 Pearl Street is at the end of a long driveway on your right. Map for driving.

Reader Bios:

Charles Thiesen writes a lot: journalism (Yankee, Ranger Rick, Boston Globe, etc.), technical manuals (exciting bulleted lists!), novels (two so far, waiting to emerge), flash fiction (on line at 10 Flash Quarterly). He lives in a co-op house in Upham's Corner, Dorchester, with a garden, a cat, and six housemates, only one of whom is his sweetie. 

Teresa McMahon is a Dorchester native. She studied English/Creative Writing at Suffolk University. At the moment she is working on a book of translations from the French language and is taking Polish classes in Harvard Square. 

Shilpi Suneja was born in India and came to the United States at the age of 15. She holds a BS in Computer Science from NC State University, an MA in English from NYU and will be pursuing her MFA in fiction at UMass Boston.

Carol Dowd-Dickerson has been a word-weaver and storyteller since she was very young. An educator with Boston Public Schools she has introduced new people, places, and things to her students by teaching them to read, as well as teaching many of them how to perform the written word. Carol is a member of the Pentimenti Women's Writing Group in Codman Square. She is currently writing a novel and has the beginnings of a play taking form.