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

May 1 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm EDT

Pleasantview by Celeste Mohammed

Cambridge Common Writers is proud to host a celebration of Celeste Mohammed’s (Fiction, June 2016) debut novel-in-stories, Pleasantview. Join us for a reading by Celeste, as well as appearances by some special guests!

May 2 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm EDT

Building Alexandria Book Launch: Clarissa Adkins

Online Event

Join Clarissa Adkins (Poetry, June 2018) at the launch of her first poetry collection, Building Alexandria. The event will be hosted by Eileen Cleary (Poetry, June 2016) and Clarissa will be interviewed by Rex Arrasmith (Fiction, January 2018; Poetry, June 2020).

May 11 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm EDT

Dr. Lisa Gruenberg discusses her memoir My City of Dreams with Dr. David Urion

Online Event

Join author Dr. Lisa Gruenberg (Nonfiction, June 2007) for a special virtual conversation with Dr. David Urion about her second-generation Holocaust memoir, My City of Dreams. This event, hosted by the bioethics centers of Harvard Medical School and the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus, will not only discuss Gruenberg’s personal journey, but will also examine her memoir’s importance from the point of view of living ethically.

May 13 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm EDT

White Whale Bookstore Presents Springtime Online Reading & Conversation: Karin Cecile Davidson & William Lychack

Online Zoom Event

Celebrating Karin Cecile Davidson’s (Fiction, June 2009) Sybelia Drive and William Lychack’s Cargill Falls.

May 14 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm EDT

Chapter and Verse Reading Series — Jennifer LeBlanc and Jane Brox

Online Zoom Event

Join Jennifer LeBlanc (Poetry, June 2012) with Jane Brox (Nonfiction, MFA Writing Faculty) and Jeffrey Harrison for a reading hosted by Susanna Kittredge at Chapter and Verse.

May 15 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm EDT

Massachusetts Poetry Festival — Voices Amidst the Virus: Poets Respond to the Pandemic

Online Zoom Event

When coronavirus started closing down New England in March 2020, life changed dramatically. People quickly rethought their approaches to work, school, shopping, socializing and more. In response, Lily Poetry Press created an anthology, Voices Amidst the Virus, edited by Eileen Cleary and Christine Jones, which features poems by Kevin Prufer, Annie Finch, Daniel Summerhill, Dzvinia Orlowsky, Anne-Marie Oomen, Sean Thomas Dougherty, and many others that explores our shared experiences of isolation, lock-down, re-entry. In this panel discussion, the editors and two poets from the collection will talk about the inspiration behind the project as well as their experiences writing through the pandemic.

May 18 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm EDT

Blue Desert by Celia Jeffries — Book Launch

Online Zoom Event

Author Celia Jeffries (Fiction and Nonfiction, 2008) will be joined in conversation with Janet Pocorobba (Nonfiction, 2006), Associate Director of the Lesley MFA Program, to celebrate the launch of Jeffries’ new book, Blue Desert.

May 23 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm EDT

MOTHERS, A Virtual Reading of New Works

Online Event

A Reading of New Works… in honor of mothers everywhere. Featuring works from: “A Lovely Day Outside” by Rhiannon Ciara Vaughn (WSS, January 2019) and others.

May 23 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm EDT

CCW Debut Book Launch for Clarissa Adkins and Poetry Open Mic

Online Zoom Event

CCW book launch, featuring Clarissa Adkins (Poetry, June 2018) author of Building Alexandria (Lily Poetry Review, 2021). Join on Sunday, May 23, 2021 at 7:00 pm Eastern to hear Clarissa read from her book and for you to share your poetry. After Clarissa’s reading there will be time for an open-mic for those who are interested.

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