Check out the below video to watch the Cambridge Common Writers-hosted book launch for Emily Inouye Huey’s (WFYP, June 2011) debut novel, Beneath the Wide Silk Sky. Sam Sakamoto doesn’t have space in her life for dreams. With the […]
Thato Mwosa (WSS, June 2017) has a new short film Something To Tell You, that she has been making in collaboration with Girls Inc., an organization that focuses on the development of the whole girl. You can see […]
Lesley has a new lit mag, The Tonic, to be released in early 2023! The first issue will be guest-edited by A.J. Verdelle. Submissions are now open until November, details here. Emily Inouye Huey’s (WFYP, June 2011) YA […]
Jody Hobbs Hesler (Fiction, June 2017) has an essay “A Red-Headed Stepchild Reflects on Rejection” in The Atticus Review. Jo-Ann Hart (Nonfiction, January 2019) was the Grand Slam Story Winner at the 2022 KO Festival of Performance. Michelle […]
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 Wales Book of the Year Award. Jon […]
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. Sara Levine (WFYP, January 2006) has a new […]
Join Cambridge Common Writers for an evening of reading from a selection of our incredible alums: Featured Readers: Fabiola R. Decius – WSS, June 2015 Dan Carey – Poetry, June 2021 Emily Inouye Huey – WFYP, June 2011 […]


Lesley’s Creative Writing MFA program boasts some very accomplished alums, including Saraciea J. Fennell, whose work reaches beyond the page to an extent that she was recently immortalized in a Bronx Legends mural in New York. In June, […]
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 Matejka (Poetry, MFA Faculty) has been named the […]
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 in The Picture Book Buzz about her forthcoming […]