Words Will Bloom: Outdoor Writing Workshop

On Saturday, April 24, Write on the DOT held its first in-person event of 2021. Words Will Bloom brought writers and neighbors together on the back patio at William J. Devine Golf Course in Franklin Park, Dorchester, for a one hour, social distanced and masked writing session that offered space to reflect on and illuminateContinue reading “Words Will Bloom: Outdoor Writing Workshop”

DotWrite21 Prompt: Week 21

Our final #DotWrite21 prompt comes from Danny Elfanbaum, alum of the UMass Boston MFA program for Fiction and a former coordinator of Write on the DOT. Danny writes: Pods, Containers, and Boxes There’s that old workshop saying that “a story [or poem] is a container,” and a few of the writers and artists who’ve workedContinue reading “DotWrite21 Prompt: Week 21”

DotWrite21 Prompt: Week 20

This week’s #DotWrite21 prompt comes from poet Toni Bee who grew up in Dorchester’s Uphams Corner neighborhood on Jones Hill. Toni is currently coordinating this month’s Cambridge Poetry MashUp, a National Poetry Month celebration that will “celebrate the poetic and cultural diversity of poets who live in Cambridge, MA & its neighboring cities.” Write onContinue reading “DotWrite21 Prompt: Week 20”

DotWrite21 Prompt: Week 19

This week’s prompt is from Tessa Weber who is finishing the UMass Boston MFA program in Creative Writing this year. Tessa writes: One of the toughest things for a writer is never having enough time to settle into those marathon sessions of writing we all wish for. Everyday life doesn’t always adhere to our needs as writers.Continue reading “DotWrite21 Prompt: Week 19”

DotWrite21 Prompt: Week 18

This week’s prompt comes from Logan Buckley, a 1st year writer in the UMass Boston MFA program for Creative Writing. Logan writes: Many are living sheltered lives as a result of quarantining from Covid-19. The more people who get vaccinated, the better chance we all have to return to some semblance of “normal” life. ThisContinue reading “DotWrite21 Prompt: Week 18”

DotWrite21 Prompt: Week 17

This week’s prompt comes from the Dorchester Poetree: Start in your roots. What holds you– / through seasons and storms? / Then write skyward, / reaching into new space / and language / until you unclasp / something unexpected / and green. As always, Write on the DOT invites anyone who participates in the #DotWrite21Continue reading “DotWrite21 Prompt: Week 17”

DotWrite21 Prompt: Week 16

This week’s prompt is from Shilpi Suneja, alum of the UMass Boston MFA program in Creative Writing for Fiction. Shilpi has titled her prompt: The one you didn’t know you lost Shilpi writes: By the end of May 2020, the US lost 100,000 people to coronavirus. The New York Times visualized this massive loss withContinue reading “DotWrite21 Prompt: Week 16”

DotWrite21 Prompt: Week 15

This week’s prompt comes from Cherish Collins, a 1st year writer in the UMass Boston MFA program. Cherish writes: Writing uses the five senses to describe scenes, actions, etc. So much information can be relayed to a reader based on what a character sees, touches, tastes, hears, or smells. But could you still achieve theContinue reading “DotWrite21 Prompt: Week 15”

DotWrite21 Prompt: Week 14

This week’s prompt comes from Bina Ruchi Perino, a Dorchester resident and MFA candidate at Emerson College. Bina writes: Valentine’s Day was on Sunday, and we typically understand this holiday as a celebration of romantic love and affection. But affection isn’t just exclusive to romance. In this time, it can also be important to rememberContinue reading “DotWrite21 Prompt: Week 14”

DotWrite21 Prompt: Week 12

This week’s prompt comes from Crystal Koe, alum of the UMass Boston MFA program in Creative Writing for Poetry. Crystal writes: Having lost count of the number of times I’ve spiraled into anxiety recently, here’s a prompt that combines a therapy grounding technique with exploring the senses. 1)     Wherever you are, write down FIVEContinue reading “DotWrite21 Prompt: Week 12”