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.
Sebastian Murdoch (Fiction, June 2019) has a new short story “Piecemeal” out in Crow and Cross Keys. Pam Petro’s (Nonfiction, MFA faculty) book The Long Field, has been shortlisted for […]
The mentors in our lives can have huge impacts on our writing. Writing for Stage and Screen alum Wendy Ewan talks about her mentors from the Lesley MFA in Creative […]
Sonia Phillips Resika’s (Fiction, June 2020) short story “Slip, Fall,” which appeared in the Winter 2021-22 issue of Ploughshares, has been nominated for for a PEN 2023 Emerging Writers Award. […]
Although we may not always know where our writing paths will lead us, if we follow our passions, we usually end up somewhere pretty great. Alum Kate Estrop discovered a […]
Join Cambridge Common Writers for an evening of reading from a selection of our incredible alums: Featured Readers: Fabiola R. Decius – WSS, June 2015Dan Carey – Poetry, June 2021Emily […]
The Lesley MFA Program in Creative Writing opened up new avenues for many of us in exploring ourselves and our writing. WFYP alum Kate Fussner talks about how her mentors […]
After finding her way back to writing after some time in web development, Frances Donovan went on to self-publish her own chapbook, which became a finalist in the 31st annual […]
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.