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.



Pride Month – Boston Gordon

We at Cambridge Common Writers love to celebrate the diversity of our community, which is why we’re thrilled to be continuing our Spotlight series for Pride Month! Come and get […]

Voices Amidst the Virus – A Reading and Discussion (Video)

Cambridge Common Writers is proud to host a reading event for Voices Amidst the Virus, an anthology created by Lesley poetry alums Eileen Cleary (June 2016) and Christine Jones (January […]

Pride Month – Sara Levine

We at Cambridge Common Writers love to celebrate the diversity of our community, which is why we’re thrilled to be continuing our Spotlight series for Pride Month! Come and get […]

Publication News & Announcements — 6/4/21

Caitlin T.D. Robinson (WFYP, June 2018) has a poem “The Birds That Matter” in Braided Way Magazine. Thato Mwosa’s (WSS, June 2019) film Memoirs of a Black Girl, has been […]

Upcoming June Events

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 […]

Building Alexandria Book Launch and Open Mic with Clarissa Adkins (Video)

Check out the below video to watch the Cambridge Common Writers-hosted book launch and open mic for Clarissa Adkins’s (Poetry, June 2018) debut poetry collection, Building Alexandra. Readers In Order […]

Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month — Axie Oh

At Cambridge Common Writers, we are immensely proud of our community members. In response to the recent increase in violence and hate speech directed towards Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders, […]


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.

14 award-winning African authors you should know

Roxane Gay Starts Publishing Imprint With Grove Atlantic

How Trans And Nonbinary Actors Are Revolutionizing Audiobooks

Children’s and YA LGBTQ Books: Spring 2021

Black YA authors you should read, from Angie Thomas to Walter Dean Myers
[Alum and Mentor Featured!]

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