Check out these upcoming events from the Cambridge Common Writers community:

April 1 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm EDT

In conversation with Michael Lowenthal and Bill Lychack

Online Event

Michael Lowenthal (Fiction, MFA Writing Faculty) will feature in White Whale’s virtual events series for his latest, Sex with Strangers. He’ll be joined by local author and professor, William Lychack, author of Cargill Falls, for a reading. Michael Lowenthal is the author of four novels: The Same Embrace, Avoidance, Charity Girl, and  The Paternity Test.

April 6 @ 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm EDT

Michael Lowenthal in conversation with Stephen McCauley

Online Zoom Event

Boswell presents an evening with writer Michael Lowenthal, author of Avoidance, The Paternity Test, and now Sex with Strangers: Stories. For this event, Lowenthal will be in conversation with Stephen McCauley, author of My Ex-Life.

April 7 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm EDT

Finnegan Lecture with National Book Award finalist Candice Iloh ’17

Online Event

Lesley University’s 2021 Evelyn M. Finnegan Children’s Literature Lecture Series speaker is Nigerian-American writer and dancer Candice Iloh. A 2017 graduate of Lesley’s MFA Program in Creative Writing for Young People, Candice is a fitting choice for this well-regarded lecture series. Their first novel, “Every Body Looking,” was a 2021 Printz Award Honoree and a finalist for a 2020 National Book Award.

April 8 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm EDT

Author Talk with Dr. Lisa Gruenberg

Online Event

Join Lisa Gruenberg (Nonfiction, June 2007) for a virtual event at the Temple Adas Israel in Sag Harbor, NY as she talks about her recently published memoir, My City of Dreams.

April 8 @ 8:00 pm – 9:30 pm EDT

What The Universe Is: Boston Gordon and Tommy Archuleta

Online Zoom Event

Boston Gordon (Poetry, January 2015) is a poet and visual designer living in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. They run the You Can’t Kill A Poet reading series – which highlights queer and trans identified writers in Philadelphia. Boston earned their MFA in Poetry through Lesley University.

April 10 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm EDT

Watercress: Story Time with Andrea Wang and Jason Chin

Online Event

Join us for a special story time with Andrea Wang (WFYP, June 2011) and Jason Chin to celebrate the release of their new picture book, Watercress! Andrea Wang tells a moving autobiographical story of a child of immigrants discovering and connecting with her heritage, illustrated by award winning author and artist Jason Chin, working in an entirely new style, inspired by Chinese painting techniques.

April 12 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm EDT

Poetry Reading — Jennifer LeBlanc’s “Descent”

Online Zoom Event

Jennifer LeBlanc (Poetry, June 2012) earned an MFA in Creative Writing from LesleyUniversity. Descent is her first full-length book, and individual poems have been published in journals such as The AdirondackReview, CAIRN, The Main Street Rag, and Melusine. Jennifer was nominated for a 2013 Pushcart Prize and works in the English Department at Tufts University.

April 14 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm EDT

The MSU Filmetry Festival: Voices Amidst the Virus: Poets Respond to the Pandemic

Online Event

The MSU Filmetry Festival is an annual collaborative art-making endeavor that pairs filmmakers with poets to create exciting new pieces of work. Now entering its 3rd year, co-founders Cindy Hunter Morgan and Pete Johnston are thrilled to once again invite filmmakers to synthesize and adapt poetic work into film.

April 15 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm EDT

The Ecstasy of Influence: A Seminar and Workshop with Steven Cramer

Online Zoom Event

In this workshop, led by poet and professor Steven Cramer, some of the great poetic influences (think John Keats and Wallace Stevens, or Emily Dickinson and Adrienne Rich) will be explored and two prompts will be provided to inspire you to invite influence into your work.

April 16 @ 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm EDT

The Writers Place with Kevin Prufer, Wayne Miller, and Katie Manning

Online Zoom Event

Kevin Prufer (Poetry, MFA Writing Faculty) is the author of seven books of poetry and the editor of numerous anthologies, the most recent of which is How He Loved Them (Four Way Books), winner of the Julie Suk Award and long-listed for the 2019 Pulitzer Prize.

April 18 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm EDT

Brookline Poetry Series with Steven Cramer and Nathan McClain

Online Event

Steven Cramer’s sixth poetry collection, Listen, was published in 2020 by MadHat Press. He is the author of five previous collections, most recently Clangings (2012) and Goodbye to the Orchard (2004),  which won the Sheila Motton Prize from the New England Poetry Club and was named an Honor Book in Poetry by the Massachusetts Center for the Book.

April 22 @ 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm EDT


Online Zoom Event

In this his eighth collection of poetry (and fifth with Four Way Books), Prufer’s (Poetry, MFA Writing Faculty) career-spanning talent for estranging the familiar—and also for recording the unthinkable with eerie directness—recurs, enhanced and transformed by the collection’s meta-level attention to the role of fiction in our civic lives.

April 28 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm EDT

Elegy: Poems of Loss and Hope, a Reading with Steven Cramer

Online Zoom Event

Join poets Tim Carver, Steven Cramer (Poetry, MFA Writing Faculty), and Tom Schmidt for a poetry reading focused on the themes of grief, mourning, and moving toward hope.

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