Massachusetts Poetry Festival — Voices Amidst the Virus: Poets Respond to the Pandemic

Online Zoom Event

When coronavirus started closing down New England in March 2020, life changed dramatically. People quickly rethought their approaches to work, school, shopping, socializing and more. In response, Lily Poetry Press created an anthology, Voices Amidst the Virus, edited by Eileen Cleary and Christine Jones, which features poems by Kevin Prufer, Annie Finch, Daniel Summerhill, Dzvinia Orlowsky, Anne-Marie Oomen, […]

$40

We Contain Multitudes: Supporting Diverse Diversity Within Asian American Voices

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Featuring Debbi Michiko Florence, Christina Soontornvat, Andrea Wang (WFYP, June 2011), Veera Hiranandani, and Mike Jung. Join Middle Grade authors as they share their experiences growing up as Asian Americans and how their backgrounds influence the books they write. Discussion will center on the need for MANY Asian American penned novels to reflect the diversity […]

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Blue Desert by Celia Jeffries — Book Launch

Online Zoom Event

Author Celia Jeffries (Fiction and Nonfiction, 2008) will be joined in conversation with Janet Pocorobba (Nonfiction, 2006), Associate Director of the Lesley MFA Program, to celebrate the launch of Jeffries’ new book, Blue Desert. Blue Desert is the story of Alice George, a headstrong young British woman, and her life among the Tuareg, a tribe of nomadic […]

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MOTHERS, A Virtual Reading of New Works

Online Event

A Reading of New Works... in honor of mothers everywhere. Featuring works from: "A Lovely Day Outside" by Rhiannon Ciara Vaughn (WSS, January 2019) "Leftovers" by Sarah Hunter "You've Got to Keep Mother Alive" by Vance Walker "Counterpoint" by Hortense Gerardo "Crusades" by John Mabey "Mom's Recipes" by Ken Levine

Free – $5

CCW Debut Book Launch for Clarissa Adkins and Poetry Open Mic

Online Zoom Event

CCW book launch, featuring Clarissa Adkins (Poetry, June 2018) author of Building Alexandria (Lily Poetry Review, 2021). Join on Sunday, May 23, 2021 at 7:00 pm Eastern to hear Clarissa read from her book and for you to share your poetry. After Clarissa's reading there will be time for an open-mic for those who are interested.

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Chaney Kwak in conversation with Paul Lisicky

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Debut author Chaney Kwak (Fiction, June 2009) appears in conversation with award-winning author Paul Lisicky to discuss The Passenger at Greenlight in Brooklyn. Lisicky is the author of six books including Later: My Life at the Edge of the World, one of NPR’S Best Books of 2020. In a starred review, Foreword Reviews writes “The Passenger, with its bare-bones honesty and dry, cynical humor, reveals that when all […]