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December 12, 2011

Writers at the Black Box

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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, April 24, the Writers at the Black Box is proud to present poetry by current MFA candidates Laura Goldstein and Abriana Jette, a play by current MFA candidate Megan Fernandes, and poetry by alumna Rebekah Stout.
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Date: Tuesday April 24, 2012
Time: 7:00 pm
Location: 949 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston MA 02215

*Wine & Cheese Reception to Follow*
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FEATURED READERS:

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Laura Goldstein is from Niceville, Florida. She finished a creative writing M.A. in August from the University of Southern Mississippi, and is now pursuing her M.F.A in poetry from Boston University.

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Born and raised in Brooklyn, New York, Abriana Jette holds an M.A. in Creative Writing and English from Hofstra University. She is currently pursuing an MFA in Poetry at Boston University where she is a Betsey Leonard Fellow. She is a Robert Pinsky Global Fellow, an AWP Intro Journal Project nominee, and teaches at the Boston Academy of Arts.

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Megan Fernandes is a PhD candidate in English at the University of California, Santa Barbara and a current poetry MFA student at Boston University. Her poems have been published in Upstairs at Duroc and Media Fields: Science and Scale. She is the poetry editor of the anthology Strangers in Paris and is the author of two chapbooks, Organ Speech (Corrupt Press) and Some Citrus Makes me Blue (Dancing Girl Press). She was recently named the recipient of the 2012 “Writer’s Room in Boston” Fellowship in Poetry.

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Rebekah Stout is the 2009 Poetry International Prize winner. Her work has appeared or is forthcoming in Poetry International and Salmagundi. She currently works as the Program Director for the Favorite Poem Project and is a reader for the poetry page for Slate.

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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 current students reading along with alumni of the program.
On Tuesday, March 20, Writers at the Black Box is proud to present fiction by alumna Jessica Ullian and current MFA candidate Soo Hong,
poetry by current MFA candidate Natasha Hakimi, and a play by current MFA candidate Phil Schroeder.

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Information:

Date: Tuesday March 20, 2012
Time: 7:00 pm
Location: 949 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston MA 02215

*Wine & Cheese Reception to Follow*

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Jessica Ullian
Jessica Ullian’s work has appeared in Meeting House, Upstreet, Slice, and Slate. Her short story “The Scottish Gentlemen” recently received an honorable mention
in Glimmer Train’s Short Story Award for New Writers. She lives in Boston with her husband and daughter.

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Natasha Hakimi holds both a B.A. in Spanish and a B.A. in English with a creative writing concentration from the University of California, Los Angeles.
She has received several awards for creative writing, including the May Merrill Miller Award for Poetry in 2008 and 2010,
the Ruth Brill Award for short fiction in 2010 and the Falling Leaves Award in 2010. Natasha’s interned at Los Angeles Magazine and Truthdig, and continues to write for both publications. At the moment, she’s pursuing her M.F.A. in Creative Writing, with an emphasis in Poetry at Boston University.

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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, February 7, the Writers at the Black Box is proud to present a play by featured alumni playwright Walt McGough, poetry by current MFA candidates Mike Brokos, and Kelly Morse, and fiction by current candidate Mimi Lipson.
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Information:

Date: Tuesday February 7, 2012
Time: 7:00 pm
Location: 949 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston MA 02215

*Wine & Cheese Reception to Follow*
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FEATURED READERS:

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Walt McGough is a Boston- and Chicago-based playwright, originally from Pittsburgh. His plays include The Farm, Priscilla Dreams the Answer, Dante Dies!! (and then things get weird), Everything Freezes, Paper City Phoenix, and True Places, and he has worked around the country with companies including Boston Playwrights Theatre, Fresh Ink, Sideshow Theatre Company, Orfeo Group, Nu Sass Productions, Chicago Dramatists, Infusion Theatre Company and The Second City Chicago. He won the 2011 Best Comedy Award from the Capital Fringe Festival in Washington, DC, and was named one of the Boston Globe’s 2012 Artists on the Rise. He was the recipient of the Kennedy Center’s 2010 Ken Ludwig Scholarship and a writing fellowship to the 2010 O’Neill Playwrights Conference, and was a finalist for ACTF’s John Cauble Short Play and ten-minute awards. He is a founding ensemble member of Sideshow Theatre Company, for which he serves as Literary Manager. He currently serves on the staff at SpeakEasy Stage Company in Boston, and was previously the Company Manager at Chicago Dramatists. He holds a BA from the University of Virginia, and an MFA in Playwriting from Boston University.

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Mike Brokos hails from the mid-Atlantic, growing up outside of Baltimore, earning an undergraduate degree in English from the University of Maryland, and living in the Washington, DC area for several years before coming to Boston to work on his MFA in Poetry.

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Kelly Morse grew up in the Pacific Northwest, but has since drifted as far as Spain, South Africa and even the East Coast. Most recently, her work has appeared in PoetsArtists and Strange Roots: Views of Hanoi. Kelly is currently working on a series that explores linguistic and world-view gaps between Eastern and Western cultures after a two-year stay in Vietnam.

Mimi Lipson
Mimi Lipson studies creative writing at Boston University. She grew up primarily in Cambridge. Her chapbook, Food and Beverage, is available from All-Seeing Eye Press.MA. When not in residence at BU, she lives in the Hudson Valley.

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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 14, the Writers at the Black Box is proud to present fiction by featured alumna
Caroline Woods, a play excerpt by playwright Michael Parsons, poetry by Bryan Coller, and fiction by Dariel Suarez.

Date: Tuesday November 13, 2011
Time: 7:00 pm
Location: 949 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston MA 02215

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Caroline Woods (MFA Fiction 2008), a 2011 Pushcart Prize-nominated writer, currently teaches fiction writing at Boston University anliterature at the Boston Conservatory. She is also the Administrative Coordinator of Creative Writing at BU. Her short stories have appeared or are forthcoming in Slice and Lemon Magazine. As a teenager, she self-published a book of ghost stories, Haunted Delaware, which has been mentioned in The Village Voice and Writer’s Digest. She has just finished writing her first novel.

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Dariel’s work has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize, and his fiction, poetry, and nonfiction have appeared in numerous journals and anthologies, both in print and online. Dariel is currently finishing a collection of stories set in his native country as well as a poetry chapbook. Once upon a time, he was an avid metalhead.

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Bryan Coller grew up in Southern California where he attended UC Irvine. He studies and teaches creative writing at Boston University.

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Michael Parsons’ one-act play, House Rules, has just been nominated for the John Cauble Short Play Award from the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival (KCACTF) for 2012.

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