Stonecoast MFA in Creative Writing

Stonecoast MFA Reading & Open Mic Event

May 11, 2019
7:00 PM
Free admission. Food and drink available for purchase.

Join the Stonecoast MFA community and Boston’s Stone Soup Poetry Series for an evening of poetry, creative nonfiction, and open mic readings, Saturday, May 11, from 7 to 9 p.m. at Dudley Café in Roxbury, Massachusetts.

The evening includes readings by a slate of featured writers, introduced by former Cambridge Poet Populist and Stonecoast MFA student Lo Gallucci, and an open mic for writers to share their original work, hosted by Stone Soup poet-for-hire Chad Parenteau.

Open mic sign-ups begin at 7 p.m., with readings starting at 7:30. Admission is free, and food and drink can be purchased from the café. The Stonecoast Review, the literary arts journal published by The Stonecoast MFA/University of Southern Maine, will also be available for purchase.

Zagat-rated and a Best of Boston winner, Dudley Café is located at 15 Warren Street, Dudley Square, Roxbury, and is accessible via the #1 Dudley bus.

The evening’s featured readers:

Tim Hall is an educator, artist, and entrepreneur who discovered his poetic calling in college. He draws inspiration from his lived experiences, charting in his work the nuances of blackness, masculinity, and the beauty of life. His self-produced spoken word EP, Colors of My Soul, and self-published book Trust the Process were released in 2016.

Richard Hoffman is senior writer-in-residence at Emerson College; nonfiction editor at Solstice: A Magazine of Diverse Voices; and adjunct assistant professor in the writing program at Columbia University. He has published four volumes of poetry, a short story collection, and two critically acclaimed memoirs, Love & Fury and Half the House. His work has appeared in the journals Agni, Barrow Street, Colorado Review, Consequence, Harvard Review, Hudson Review, The Literary Review, The Manhattan Review, Poetry, Witness, and World Literature Today, among others.

Vanesa Pacheco earned an MFA in creative writing at Stonecoast at the University of Southern Maine. Her fascination with languages, translation, and cross-genre writing inspires her to blend English and Spanish with surrealism, horror, and science fiction. She has served as poetry editor for The Stonecoast Review and has published her work in Delirious Hem, The Rain, Party, Disaster Society, Queen Mob’s Teahouse, and Velvet-Tail.