breakwater reading series

Breakwater Reading Series is Boston’s inter-MFA program showcase, featuring student writers from Boston University, Emerson College, Lesley University, and the University of Massachusetts-Boston performing the best in poetry, fiction, and nonfiction.


Six-eight fresh voices read in each installment of this popular series, presented by Breakwater Review and UMass Boston.

The monthly event is hosted by Cambridge Center For Adult Education (located at 56 Brattle Street, Cambridge, MA), and is always free and open to the public. Come early to snag a seat or grab some standing room in the back. 

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Breakwater Reading Series dates for the 2019-20 Cycle:

             September 20, 2019

             October 18, 2019

             November 15, 2019

             December 6, 2019

             January 17, 2020
             February 21, 2020

             March 20, 2020**

             April 17, 2020**

             May 15, 2020**


**Due to the coronavirus/covid-19 outbreak, Breakwater Reading Series has been suspended for the remained of the 2019-20 cycle, effective March 2020. Thank you for your understanding as we look for other ways to celebrate Boston's MFA community during this time of social distancing.

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