Breakwater Reading: School’s Back and so is Breakwater!

School’s back and so is Breakwater! We’re starting the school year right with a fantastic night of reading to inspire and amaze. Sharpen your pencils, color-code your schedule, and come hear the work of our first six readers!

Where to Find Us
On September 19th: The Brookline Booksmith
More specifically: 7pm, Coolidge Corner, 279 Harvard Street, Brookline

At 7pm sharp, these six talented writers will be at the Brookline Booksmith, ready to kick off your school year with their with their superlative poetry and prose.

Katherine Faigen

Katherine Faigen

Katherine Faigen is currently finishing her MFA in Poetry at Emerson College where she also teaches composition in the First Year Writing Program. A lover of myths and legends, Katherine often writes about the abiding idea of “the journey” and those relationships we discover from one chapter of our story to the next.  Katherine graduated from Bryn Mawr College with her AB in English and taught at the Knox School on Long Island for the next three years.

When she’s not at Emerson, you can find Katherine in the Writing Center at Berklee College of Music or on the Mystic River coaching high school rowing.

Stephen Shane

Stephen Shane

Stephen Shane is from Phoenix, Arizona and strangely prefers New England winters to desert summers. He currently studies fiction in Emerson’s MFA program.

Nathaniel Hunt

Nathaniel Hunt

Nathan Hunt has a couple good things going. He’s in the home stretch, with one more year left before he earns his MFA degree and is again purposeless. He’s teaching a creative writing class this year, and is very impressed with his students. His poems have been published in Chaffey Review, Salamander, Mayo Review, and others.

Michael Samuels

Michael Samuels

Michael Samuels is an MFA candidate in fiction at Boston University, and co-coordinates the Writers at the Black Box reading series at the Boston Playwrights’ Theatre. Before coming down to Massachusetts he was a contributing reporter for New Hampshire Public Radio, covering food and farming, and his fiction has appeared in Quick Brown Fox, The Underground, and the forthcoming anthology Love Free or Die.


Nazila Hafezi

Nazila Hafezi is finishing her MFA in Fiction at UMass Boston. She has lived in the US for the last seven years. Before starting her MFA, she was an engineer for fifteen years. She has been working with Consequence magazine since last year. One of her favorite poems is this Persian poem by Ahmad Shaamloo: “To live, one needs two beating hearts, not just one!”


Aaron Gorelik

A Chicago native, Aaron Gorelik completed his PhD in English literature at UCLA this past year and is now attending the MFA program at Boston University in creative writing, poetry.  He has published a handful of poems in national and student journals, such as LIT, Sphere, and Westwind.


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