Write on the DOT is a Dorchester-based community reading series and literary platform coordinated by UMass Boston MFA students to support and promote local writing.

We bring writers and neighbors together to share creative work and grow community.

Email us: dotreadingseries@gmail.com


Write on the DOT: Volume VI is here!

Order your copy online, or find the book soon at Dorchester branches of the Boston Public Library, as well as in neighborhood cafes and little free libraries.

The cover of Write on the DOT: Volume VI featuring artwork by Dominique Chouteau of Dorchester.

Words Will Bloom: A Generative, Outdoor Writing Workshop

See our “Words Will Bloom” event recap and photos here.

Saturday, April 24, 2021 from 2-3PM

Franklin Park Golf Clubhouse, 1 Circuit Drive, Dorchester (meet on the patio directly behind the clubhouse)

Masks and social distancing required.

Words Will Bloom description: Were there certain words that helped you find hope during the last year? Or words that felt weighted with uncertainty and grief? In this outdoor generative writing workshop we will examine the personal and the collective “pandemic lexicon” and use a collaborative activity to expand on our definitions. Together we will discover new meaning and metaphor to tell our stories. This workshop is free and open to all; no writing experience required. Paper and pens will be available and participants are also encouraged to bring their own. Public restrooms available on site. Please wear a mask and observe social distancing at all times during the workshop. 


Revisit our Season 10 Kickoff Reading from October 2020

Write on the DOT’s Season 10 Kickoff Reading on Friday, October 2nd featuring Candelaria Silva-Collins, Sam Cha, Ava Fields, and Lillian-Yvonne Bertram. Get links to the readers’ websites here and learn about this season’s DotWrite21 project here.