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 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 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 13

This week’s prompt comes from Bart Thompson, founder/producer of the Dorchester-based live storytelling series Now Listen Here who lives in Fields Corner. Bart writes: Now Listen Here is a Dorchester-based live storytelling series, created to provide a place to gather and share true stories about our own personal experiences. Everybody has a story to share, what’sContinue reading “DotWrite21 Prompt: Week 13”

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”

DotWrite21 Prompt: Week 11

This week’s prompt comes from Kirk Carapezza, an area dad who lives in Dorchester and writes higher education stories for GBH and NPR. Kirk writes: During the pandemic, I’ve been taking a picture a day of the sun rising over Savin Hill and Dorchester Bay. Here’s the prompt: Take a picture of the sun risingContinue reading “DotWrite21 Prompt: Week 11”