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.
Julie Lam discusses her life as an artist, activist and citizen of the world, and how she’s been using her writing skills to advocate for mask wearing and safety precautions […]
Fiction alum Mina Athanassious sits down with his former mentor, MFA Writing Faculty in Fiction Rachel Kadish, to talk about changing careers, his unexpected acceptance into the Lesley MFA in […]
Candice Iloh (WFYP, June 2017) has an essay in LitHub, “The Complex Grief of Losing a Mother You Already Mourned.” A.J. Verdelle (Fiction, MFA Faculty) has an excerpt from her […]
Often, the path to writing isn’t a straight-forward one. Such is the case with Amber Wong, who started writing towards the end of a long career in environmental engineering. Read […]
AJ Verdelle (Fiction, MFA Faculty) is pleased to announce that her new book Miss Chloe: A Memoir of a Literary Friendship with Toni Morrison is now available for preorder. Adrian […]
July Westhale (Poetry, June 2013) is featured on the Lesley University Why We Write podcast in “July Westhale Goes to the Moon’s Moon.” Andrea Wang (WFYP, June 2011) is interviewed […]
Alum Amy Jenness (Nonfiction, January 2021) interviews her former mentor Pamela Petro (Nonfiction/Comics & Graphic Novels, MFA Writing Faculty) about Pam’s 2021 memoir, The Long Field: A Memoir, Wales, and […]
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.