Hosted by Creative Writing Graduate Students at Boston University, Writers at the Black Box is a reading series devoted to showcasing the talents of past and present Boston University MFA students. The series presents a group of current students reading along with one graduate of the program. On Tuesday, November 8, the Writers at the Black Box is proud to present poetry by featured alumna reader Caitlin Doyle, a play excerpt by playwright MJ Halberstadt, poetry by Megan Fernandes, and fiction by Shuba Sunder.
Date: Tuesday, November 8
Time: 7:00 pm
Location: 949 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston MA 02215
Caitlin Doyle has been awarded residency fellowships in poetry from the MacDowell Colony, the Ucross Foundation, and others. She has held the Writer-In-Residence position at St. Albans School and the Jack Kerouac House Writer-In-Residence fellowship. Her honors include multiple Pushcart Prize nominations and the Tennessee Williams Scholarship in Poetry through the Sewanee Writers’ Conference. Caitlin earned her MFA from Boston University as the George Starbuck Fellow in Poetry. Her work has appeared in Best New Poets 2009, Black Warrior Review, The Boston Review, Measure, and others. For more about Caitlin and her work, visit: http://caitlindoylepoetry.com/
Shubha Sunder grew up in Bangalore, India and came to the United States in 2001. She earned her BA in physics from Bryn Mawr College and is currently an MFA student in fiction at BU. At Bryn Mawr, she won the Anne Winkelman Short Story Prize and the Academy of American Poets’ Prize. She has spent the last six years writing alongside teaching math and physics at a local high school. Her short stories and poems have been published in Nimbus and The Drum Literary Magazine. She lives in Jamaica Plain.
Megan Fernandes is a PhD candidate in English Literature at UC Santa Barbara. She is the editor of Strangers in Paris (Tightrope Books 2011) and has two forthcoming chapbooks, Organ Speech (Corrupt Press, November 2011) and Some Citrus Makes me Blue (Dancing Girl Press, January 2012). She has also been published in Upstairs at Duroc and Media Fields: Science and Scale.
MJ Halberstadt is a Boston-based playwright fresh out of undergrad (BA Theatre Education 2010, Emerson College). His plays have been developed and produced by/with CoLab Theatre Company, Emerson Stage, FV Productions, Small Theatre Alliance of Boston, Umbrella Theatre Company and Young Playwrights Incorporated. He has been the recipient of the Jack Welch Scholarship and EVVY award for Best Play. He earned his license to teach K-12 drama by student teaching at Thurston Middle School, and has interned with Holland Productions, FV Productions and SpeakEasy Stage Company. His play “The Sexual Politics of White People” will be featured in Another Country’s SLAMBoston next week, and his YouTube video series “Centre of the Universe” was recently featured in the Rockville Centre Herald, the same newspaper which is satirized in the videos. MJHalberstadt.com