DotWrite21 Prompt: Week 10

This week’s prompt comes from Anna Ross, Dorchester poet and Advisory Board volunteer with Write on the DOT. Anna writes: Choose a line from either a favorite song or a hated earworm and turn it into a Golden Shovel poem (each word of your chosen line is the final word in each successive line ofContinue reading “DotWrite21 Prompt: Week 10”

DotWrite21 Prompt: Week 8

This week’s prompts are from U-Meleni Mhlaba Adebo, a Dorchester-based poet, storyteller, and performer, as well as a member of Write on the DOT’s advisory board. Prompt 1: Write a poem or about a time when you felt safe, calm. Where is your sanctuary? Is it a person, a place, or a thing? What makesContinue reading “DotWrite21 Prompt: Week 8”

DotWrite21 Prompt: Week 7

This week’s prompts are from Kurt Klopmeier, an alum of the UMass Boston MFA program in Creative Writing. “And Then the ______Walked Into the Room” Imagine or recall the details of an ordinary day. Put a mythological creature, supernatural being, or famous monster into the mix. Would they be familiar to you like family orContinue reading “DotWrite21 Prompt: Week 7”

DotWrite21 Prompt: Week 6

This week’s prompt comes from Write on the DOT Program Advisor and Dorchester writer, Aaron Devine. Aaron writes: For the past 6 years, my wife and I have lived on the first floor of a 3 Decker home near the intersection of Dot Ave and Columbia Road. A few years back, I came up withContinue reading “DotWrite21 Prompt: Week 6”

DotWrite21 Prompts: Week 5

This week features three prompts to jumpstart a short story from Andréa Rivard, a 2nd year fiction writer in the Creative Writing MFA program at Umass Boston. 1. “Our first last kiss was better.” Write a story where this line of dialogue is said by one of the characters. 2. Grab the book closest toContinue reading “DotWrite21 Prompts: Week 5”

DotWrite21 Prompt: Week 4

Coronavirus Map Draw & Write Prompt This week’s prompt was submitted by Lynn Drew, graduate of the UMass Boston MFA Program in Creative Writing, former Coordinator and current Advisory Board member of Write on the DOT. Maps invite us to locate ourselves in relation to whatever they show, to enter the labyrinth that is eachContinue reading “DotWrite21 Prompt: Week 4”

DotWrite21 Prompt: Week 3

This week’s prompt was submitted by Matt Shiels, a first-year fiction writer in the UMass Boston MFA in Creative Writing program and our Season 10 Coordinator for Write on the DOT. Matt writes: Music can be used to speak about social issues, culture and politics. Many writers are inspired by the ways music speaks to them,Continue reading “DotWrite21 Prompt: Week 3”

DotWrite21 Prompts: Week 1

During last Friday’s reading, each of our poets presented a writing prompt to kickoff our DotWrite21 initiative. Choose a prompt that speaks to you, set aside some time, and write your way into it. Share the resulting piece in the comments below this post; or, polish and submit it by email to dotreadingseries@gmail.com for aContinue reading “DotWrite21 Prompts: Week 1”