Cambridge Common Writers exists to provide a gathering place for alumni, faculty, and friends of Lesley University’s MFA Program in Creative Writing, situated in Cambridge, Massachusetts. We seek to cultivate new and diverse literary voices.



Return to Lesley with the MFA Post-Graduate Study

For those of us at Cambridge Common Writers, our time in the Lesley MFA in Creative Writing Low-Residency program were some of the most formative years in our writing careers. […]

Publication News & Announcements — 4/9/21

Check out the latest news from our Cambridge Common Writers community! Kate Kearns (Poetry, June 2008) has a new poem published in the Northern New England Review. Thato Mwosa’s (WSS, […]

In Conversation with Raymond Tyler Woodsmall and Pamela Petro: Amputation Capital

Join recent Lesley graduate Raymond Tyler Woodsmall (Fiction, June 2020) and faculty member Pamela Petro (Nonfiction; Graphic Novel & Comics, MFA Writing Faculty) as they discuss Raymond’s upcoming comic, “Amputation […]

Upcoming April Events

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, […]

Women’s History Month Spotlight — Leah Young

There is no shortage of talented women who make up our alum network at Cambridge Common Writers. In our continued Spotlight series, we highlight several of them in honor of […]

Publication News & Announcements — 3/23/21

Check out the latest news from our Cambridge Common Writers community! Lisa DeSiro (Poetry, June 2010) has a new poetry collection out with Kelsay Books: Simple as a Sonnet. Amber […]

Women’s History Month Spotlight — Lisa DeSiro

There is no shortage of talented women who make up our alum network at Cambridge Common Writers. In our continued Spotlight series, we highlight several of them in honor of […]


Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Hub

CCW is dedicated to supporting our writers of every race, ethnicity, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, religion, ability/disability, and geographic region, and providing our community the resources with which to celebrate, embrace, and learn about all cultures.

Asian Author Alliance Announces AAPI Book Month 2021

17 books by black authors that are shaping our conversation about race

Black Authors Discuss Being Black in America

Why it’s harder for neurodivergent people to break into publishing

62 great books by Black authors, recommended by TED speakers

All articles from the Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Hub are archived on our DEI Hub page.