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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


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 & 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 for more info.

Hope to see you there!