Breakwater Reading: November Edition

11693903_710762485692633_7729945451802767057_nAnother Breakwater is here! Before you head off for Thanksgiving break,  listen to MFA students from BU, UMass Boston, and Emerson share their work.

Join us Friday, November 20, at 7pm sharp in the basement of the Brookline Booksmith.

Here are our wonderful readers:


Kayleigh Shoen is in her final year of Emerson’s MFA, but is considering chaining herself to a desk in the library so it never has to end. She teaches composition in the First Year Writing Program and Fiction in the emersonWRITES Program for Boston-area High School students.


D. Eric Parkison grew up in a town near Rochester, NY. He received his MA in English at the University of Rochester where he studied literature and poetry. His poetry has appeared in American ChordataMidwest Quarterly, and Zyzzyva. He is currently an MFA candidate and teaching fellow at Boston University.


Andy Dugan is a Creative Writing MFA candidate at Emerson College in Boston, MA.  His poetry has been published or is forthcoming in Words Apart, Stolen Island Review, Clarion, Contraposition and Clockwise Cat.  He was a high school English Teacher in New England for nine years prior to enrolling at Emerson and now teaches in the First Year Writing Program. He also works in college writing centers in the Boston area.


Kate Glavin received her Master’s in English Literature from the University of South Dakota. After teaching literature and writing for a few years, she’s now a second-year poet at UMass. 


Lisa Hanson is a second year MFA candidate in fiction at Umass Boston, where she was a recipient of the Mary Doyle Curran scholarship in creative writing, and where she currently works as a tutor for undergraduates.  


Katie Thompson was born in Minnesota and raised in Maryland. She majored in Environmental Studies and Creative Writing at Oberlin College. Thompson has worked at a data security firm, two book stores, two law firms, a toy store, a dollar store, a library, and a dog kennel. Her middle name is Scales, like fish scales.


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