Tuesday, November 27, 2012

End-of-Year Reading

Write on the DOT
End of the Year Reading & Celebration

Thursday, December 13th 

6:30PM -- Live music from Colin O'Day

7:00PM -- Readings by Krysten Hill, Joel Wool, Nazila Hafezi, & Karyn Polewaczyk

Plus the debut of Metaphoria! Dorchester's 1st Metaphor Improv Game 
(...sure to be a simile smackdown)

AND bring new or used books (in good condition) to donate for our holiday book drive in partnership with WriteBoston. More details coming soon.

Reader & Performer Bios:
Krysten Hill is a third year MFA student at UMASS Boston from Kansas City, Missouri. She received her BFA in Creative Writing from Stephens College.
Joel Wool is a community organizer, environmental advocate, friend of Haiti and alumnus of Emerson College. He currently serves on the board of the Dorchester Community Food Cooperative and lives in a cooperative house in Fields Corner.
Nazila Hafezi studies fiction in the MFA program at UMass Boston. She is originally from Iran. She got her B.Sc. in Software Engineering from Sharif University of Technology. Five years ago, she came to US to study for an M.Sc. degree in Biomedical Engineering in El Paso, TX. She has worked as an engineer since 2004. She has also published short stories and poems in Persian language and has been working on several translation projects during the last five years. 
Karyn Polewaczyk is a South-Boston based writer who, once upon a time, lived in Dorchester's Polish Triangle. Her work has been published in the Weekly Dig, Critical Flame, Jezebel, xoJane and ELLE Reads, among others, and she is slated to pen Boston.com's "Let's Go Out" column.
Colin O'Day is a singer/songwriter and fiction writer who attends UMass Boston and lives in Dorchester. He has played more venues in the greater Boston area than he can remember as either the bass player of James the Viking or the frontman of sadbastardgoespop. He has also read fiction at Literary Firsts.