Write on the DOT invites our community to use creative writing as a tool for recording, translating, and surviving these extraordinary times.

Write with us as we share weekly prompts and inspiration. Submit your work to publish on our blog or share your own prompts at and we may feature them here or on our social media.

Together, we will write through and emerge at the publication of our 6th book of local writing in May 2021. Let’s author a multi-lingual, multi-voiced, and multi-generational story of our community that will endure.


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”


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