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

June 2 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm EDT

The Shores of Self: Creativity and Complex Narratives in Diasporic Communities

Online Zoom Event

The Faraday Publishing Company will be hosting their first event of the year, “The Shores of Self: Creativity and Complex Narratives in Diasporic Communities”, on Wednesday, June 2 at 6:30pm EDT. They will be joined by writers and scholars: Alyss Dixson, Tony Medina, Lisa Pegram (Poetry, June 2012), and Craig Santos Perez.

June 8 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm EDT

Voices Amidst the Virus Reading

Online Zoom Event

Please join Cambridge Commons Writers for a night of poetry featuring pieces published recently in Voices Amidst the Virus by Lily Poetry Press, edited by Lesley graduates Eileen Cleary (Poetry, June 2016) and Christine Jones (Poetry, January 2014). Fellow poetry Lesley alums Suzanne Edison (July 2016), Cindy Hunter Morgan, Jon Lee (January 2017), Robert Gamble (January 2017), Anne Riesenberg (Nonfiction), Michael Mercurio (January 2017), Frances Donovan (June 2019), and MFA Writing Faculty Steven Cramer and Kevin Prufer will read a selection of poems inspired by their experiences of isolation, lock-down, and re-entry in this time of Covid.

June 10 @ 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm EDT

Chaney Kwak in conversation with Lori Ostlund

Online Event

Chaney Kwak (Fiction, June 2009) appears in conversation (virtually) with Lori Ostlund to discuss The Passenger hosted by Magers & Quinn Booksellers in Minneapolis. In a starred review, Foreword Reviews writes, “The Passenger, with its bare-bones honesty and dry, cynical humor, reveals that when all is said and done, it’s the little things that matter: small acts of courage and kindness, words of love, and gratitude for the gift of another day.”

June 23 @ 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm EDT

Virtual Author Visit: Lori M. Lee with Axie Oh

Online Event

Author Lori M. Lee introduces the second book in her Shamanborn series, BROKEN WEB! Joined by fellow YA author Axie Oh (WFYP, June 2017), this is going to be an event you don’t want to miss!

June 30 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm EDT

Chaney Kwak in conversation with Paul Lisicky

Online Event

Debut author Chaney Kwak (Fiction, June 2009) appears in conversation with award-winning author Paul Lisicky to discuss The Passenger at Greenlight in Brooklyn. Lisicky is the author of six books including Later: My Life at the Edge of the World, one of NPR’S Best Books of 2020.

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