Breakwater Reading: Beat the Heat

AppleThe skies have opened to pour bright sunshine into the cracks of the sidewalks and brick walkways of Boston! It’s filling the air with warm waves that are washing over frost-stiff shoulders and relaxing away the weariness of winter. It is warm at last!

What better way to celebrate the return of the sun than by experiencing the beaming talent of MFA students from BU, Emerson, and UMass Boston?

Where to Find Us
On May 15th: The Brookline Booksmith
More specifically: 7pm, Coolidge Corner, 279 Harvard Street, Brookline

Here’s a sneak peek at our line-up of readers:


Zoe Tokushige is a fiction student at Emerson College and hails from California by way of New York. The stories for her thesis are centered around the Japanese American community during WWII, and some have even been published.


Kyle Dacuyan is a Leo/Cancer rising, denizen of JP, and very-soon-to-be recipient of an MFA in Poetry from Emerson College. He has twice been a semi-finalist for the “Discovery”/Boston Review Poetry Prize and has received scholarships from the Sewanee Writers’ Conference and The Davidson Institute. His recent work has appeared or is forthcoming in Crab Orchard Review, The Nashville Review, THRUSH, DIALOGIST, and RHINO, among other places.

Mimi Cook

Mimi Cook hails from the rainy wilds of the Pacific Northwest. She migrated to study writing, and on Monday she will graduate with her MFA in Fiction from Emerson College where she also worked as a Marketing Assistant for Ploughshares at Emerson College, taught fiction to Boston public high school students through the emersonWRITES program, and assisted in coordinating the Breakwater Reading Series. In her free time, Mimi practices shotokan karate, throws dinner parties, and writes an epistolary food blog with her father.


Jessica Suzanne Stokes sometimes calls herself a poet.


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