POETRY EXTRAVAGANZA: Featured Readers and Open Mike, April 6

March 20, 2008

New & Emerging Writers Series

POETRY EXTRAVAGANZA: Featured Readers and Open Mike
Sunday, April 6 at 4 p.m.

Where: The Regent Theatre screening room
7 Medford Street, Arlington

Shindig immediately following:
The Book Rack
13 Medford Street, Arlington

Readers:

• John Burt, author of three books of poetry, including Victory;
• Jean Monahan, author of three books of poetry, including Mauled Illusionist
• Colleen Michaels, poet, essayist, and adjunct instructor, Montserrat College of Art
• January Gill O’Neil, author of the forthcoming Underlife

After the featured readers, we invite you to read your best poem at our first open mike.

Hope to see you there!

(Medford St is off Mass Ave in Arlington • Parking is available on-street or in lots off Medford •
http://www.mapquest.com for directions)

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NEWS is coordinated by

Erin Dionne January G. O’Neil
http://www.erindionne.com http://poetmom.blogspot.com

and sponsored by The Book Rack and the Regent Theatre in Arlington, MA

Spring N•E•W•S Events are here!!

February 27, 2008

The N•E•W•S is back!

Our literary community-building effort had a successful year: six evenings of strong poetry, fiction, and nonfiction by up-and-coming writers in their genre. We enjoyed work from more than 40 writers, including Charles M. Boyer, Kara Provost, Lauren Barnholdt, Colleen Michaels, and many others.
If you missed it, you missed out! Now we’re back for Round Three.

We are looking for more writers ready to present their material in public. Fiction, poetry, personal essay—all forms are welcome. Each reader will have 15 minutes to share their work with the audience, so you could read a couple of short pieces or an excerpt from a longer work. 

The dates for the spring series are as follows:

*Sunday, March 9 Mixed Bag—all genres, all styles: fiction, nonfiction, & poetry
*Sunday, April 6 Poetry Extravaganza in honor of National Poetry Month

*all events begin at 4 p.m.*

Where: The Regent Theatre screening room
7 Medford Street, Arlington

Shindig immediately following:
The Book Rack
13 Medford Street, Arlington

We can promise a fun afternoon filled with food, good company, and good cheer. You bring the good writing.

If you are interested in participating, or would like more information, contact either of us via e-mail (news_readings@yahoo.com) or leave a comment below. We’d also love it if you could start spreading the NEWS to fellow writers.

Hope to see you at an event!

January & Erin

Come celebrate with us at the final N•E•W•S Reading for 2007!

November 8, 2007

Join us as we present the New & Emerging Writers Series

YOUNG ADULT AND CHILDREN’S LITERATURE FICTION EXTRAVAGANZA

Sunday, November 11 at 4 p.m.

Where: The Regent Theatre
Basement screening room
7 Medford Street, Arlington

And, help us say Happy Birthday to The Book Rack—32 years young!

Shindig immediately following:
The Book Rack
13 Medford Street, Arlington

Readers:

• Lauren Barnholdt—author of YA novels Reality Chick and Two-Way Street, both from Simon Pulse, and The Secret Identity of Devon Delaney, for middle-grade readers from Simon & Schuster’s MIX series.

• Erin Dionne—2006 PEN/New England Children’s Book Caucus Discovery Night honoree, author of Beauty Binge, forthcoming from Penguin’s Dial Books for Young Readers, spring 2009.

• Phoebe Sinclair—YA novelist, PEN/New England Children’s Book Caucus Discovery Night honoree and National Novel Writing Month participant.

Hope to see you there!

(Medford St is off Mass Ave in Arlington • Parking is available on-street or in lots off Medford Street • http://www.mapquest.com for directions. )

Wanted: Readers for fall reading series

September 12, 2007

The N•E•W•S is back!

Our literary community-building effort got off with a bang this past spring: three evenings of strong poetry, fiction, and nonfiction by up-and-coming writers in their genre. We enjoyed work from more than 20 writers, including Charles M. Boyer, Kara Provost, Emmuella Morris, and many others.

If you missed it, you missed out! Now we’re back for Round Two.


We are looking for more writers ready to present their material in public. Fiction, poetry, personal essay—all forms are welcome. Each reader will have 15 minutes to share their work with the audience, so you could read a couple of short pieces or an excerpt from a longer work.

The dates for the fall series are as follows:

*Sunday, September 30     Mixed Bag—all genres, all styles: fiction, nonfiction, & poetry
*Sunday, October 21          Poetry Extravaganza
*Sunday, November 11      Focus on Fiction

*all events begin at 4 p.m.*

Where: The Regent Theatre screening room
7 Medford Street, Arlington

Shindig immediately following:
The Book Rack
13 Medford Street, Arlington

We can promise a fun afternoon filled with food, good company, and good cheer. You bring the good writing.

If you are interested in participating, or would like more information, contact either of us via e-mail or the Web site. We’d also love it if you could start spreading the NEWS to fellow writers.

Hope to see you at an event!
January & Erin

Mixed Bag Event–Wed., June 27th

June 25, 2007

Join us as we present the New & Emerging Writers Series
MIXED BAG: FICTION, NONFICTION & POETRY EVENT
Wednesday, June 27th, at 7pm

Where: The Regent Theatre
Basement screening room
7 Medford Street, Arlington

Shindig immediately following:
The Book Rack
13 Medford Street, Arlington

Readers:
• Kara Provost, author of the poetry chapbook NESTS
• Charles M. Boyer, author of the forthcoming The Mockingbird Puzzle
• Emmanuela Maurice, MFA graduate of Lesley University
• Susan Weiner, freelance writer & essayist
• Heather Hubbard, local author

Hope to see you there!

(Medford St is off Mass Ave in Arlington • Parking is available on-street or in lots off Medford Street • www.mapquest.com for directions)
Contact news_readings@yahoo.com for more information

NEWS: Focus on Fiction

May 21, 2007

Welcome to the NEWS blog! Here you can find out information about a dynamic, new literary reading series showcasing some of the best writers in the Boston area. If you are interested in reading, or would like more information, feel free to leave us a comment or e-mail us at news_readings@yahoo.com.New & Emerging Writers Series (NEWS): Focus on Fiction
Boston-area writers share their work, their talent, and their love of the written word.

Wednesday, May 30

7 p.m.
The Regent Theatre screening room: 7 Medford Street, Arlington, MA 02474. Admission is free.
 

Readers include:
 

  • Erin Dionne, featured in BREVITY & ECHO: An Anthology of Short-Short Fiction
  • Robyn Bradley, winner of The Center for Arts in Natick 2007 Annual Short Story Contest
  • Christine Junge, MFA candidate, Lesley University
  • A.E. Akillian, MFA graduate, Lesley University
  • Vito Salm, local author

Reception to follow at The Book Rack, 13 Medford Street, Arlington, MA 02474

Sponsored by The Book Rack bookstore, 781-646-2665. E-mail us at news_readings@yahoo.com for more info.

Hope to see you there!