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

October 3 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm EDT

Fiction Writing Workshop and Info Session

Online Zoom Event

Join Fiction faculty mentor Laurie Foos for a writing workshop and Q & A about the Lesley MFA Program in Creative Writing. Students will be given writing prompts and will have plenty of opportunity to ask questions.

October 3 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm EDT

Solidarity Salon: Virtual Version

Online Event

Join Lesley MFA alums Eileen Cleary (Poetry, June 2016) and Enzo Silon Surin (Poetry) in readings by twelve poets, streamed live on Facebook and hosted by Lisa DeSiro (Poetry, June 2010) and Gloria Mindock.

October 8 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm CDT

Sybelia Drive in Conversation with Karin Cecile Davidson and Margot Livesey

Online Event

Join Pagination Bookshop in conversation with Karin Cecile Davidson (Fiction, June 2009) and Margot Livesey about their new books! Margot Livesey’s new novel, The Boy in the Field, was released in August 2020, and Karin Cecile Davidson’s new novel, Sybelia Drive, debuts October 2020!

October 10 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm EDT

If Not Now, When? Become the Poet You’ve Dreamed of Being

Online Zoom Event

Join Lesley low-res MFA poetry faculty Erin Belieu and Kevin Prufer to talk about making poetry, mentorship and the writing life. Find out how a Lesley MFA, in the heart of the most fabled literary city in America, offers both flexibility and community in your busy life. All levels are experience are welcome.

October 17 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm EDT

Conversations with the Stage & Screen Writing Faculty: What We Love to Read and Write

Online Zoom Event

Join Stage & Screen faculty Kate Snodgrass, Sinan Unel, Barry Brodsky and Jami Brandli for short presentations illustrating the way we teach, and an opportunity for attendees to ask questions.

October 17 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm EDT

So You Want to Write for Young People

Online Zoom Event

Meet members of the Writing for Young People faculty Tracey Baptiste, David Elliott, and Mikki Knudsen as they discuss the features that make the Lesley MFA Program in Creative Writing distinct from other programs. There will be plenty of opportunity for Q & A.

October 22 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm EDT

Karin Cecile Davidson in conversation with Morgan Babst discussing Sybelia Drive

Online Zoom Event

Join Karin Cecile Davidson (Fiction, June 2009) as she discusses her debut novel, Sybelia Drive, with New Orleans author, C. Morgan Babst (The Floating World: A Novel). The event is free but advanced registration is required.

October 24 @ 9:30 am – 12:30 pm EDT

Writing by Ear: Incorporating the Poetic, with Michael Mercurio

Online Event

Every writer—no matter how accomplished they may be—feels the pressure of finding the right words to invigorate their manuscripts, to tell stories that resonate with readers and that linger for a long time. In this half-day workshop, writers will explore how the origins of words we use and the sounds of them can enhance their writing across any and all genres.

October 25 – October 27

31st Annual Literacy for All Conference

Online Event

This year’s annual Literacy for All Conference will feature Lesley alumni, faculty and bestselling author Jason Reynolds (WFYP, MFA Writing Faculty), as well as many other leading literacy educators. Register for three days of real-time professional development. The recorded sessions will be available on-demand for participants to reference at their convenience through the end of the year.

October 26 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm EDT

Blacksmith House Poetry Series: Listen by Steven Cramer

Online Zoom Event

Founded in 1973, the award-winning Blacksmith House Poetry Series brings established and emerging writers of poetry and fiction to Harvard Square. Come listen to Poetry mentor Steven Cramer read from his latest poetry collection, Listen (limited spaces).

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