News and Events — Upcoming

April 22, 2014 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Center for Fiction, NYC


Have you ever read a novel and felt as though the author was speaking directly to you? Or about you? Guernica and The Common  contributors come together to read from and discuss fiction they feel was written just for them and who their own work is addressed to, if anyone. Featuring Benjamin Anastas, Dina Nayeri, Kiese Laymon. Moderated by The Common Editor in Chief Jennifer Acker and Guernica Senior Fiction Editor Meakin Armstrong. Click here for more event information and panelist bios.


Find us at:

The Center for Fiction
17 E 47th St,
New York, NY


May 11, 2014 - 4:00pm - 7:00pm
Alumni House at Amherst College


Celebrate the launch of Issue 07!
Join us for a spring fete of live literature and music featuring contributors Nalini Jones and Jeff Parker. Pre-order your copy of Issue 07 here.
Alumni House at Amherst College
99 Churchill St
Amherst, MA
May 21, 2014 - 6:00pm - 9:00pm
Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute, NYU

Click here for full event details.

Join The Common for postcard readings, cocktails/ aperitivos, music, and dancing inspired by a night in Italy!

Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute
New York University
20 Cooper Square
New York


General Admission opens at 7pm.

The VIP Reception begins at 6pm and includes a conversation with featured speaker, author, and filmmaker Antonio Monda, as well as a whiskey-tasting, and give-aways of special Italian books!



Limited Tickets available. Purchase now.

While I can't attend, I'd like to support The Common.


All proceeds benefit The Common Foundation, a 501(c)3 non-profit, and our mission to support authors and artists and publish place-based literature and art from around the world.


Benefit committee

Debby Applegate, Harold Augenbraum, Mike Arauz, Quang Bao, Melissa Bilski, Sarah Funke Butler, Lauren Cerand, Alexander Chee, Ted Conover, Cindy Dickinson, Rachel Fershleiser, Esmond Harmsworth, Becky Kraemer, Diana Tejerina Miller, Paul Morris, Cullen Murphy, Rebecca O'Dunne, Emma Patterson, Niko Pfund, Jessica Noyes, Jill Schoolman, Liz Van Hoose, Bruce Tulgan, Joanna Yas, Najah Yasin, Renee Zuckerbrot


grazie Mille to our sponsors

Wine graciously provided by Old Bridge Cellars. Beer lovingly provided by Brooklyn Brewery. Handcrafted spirits provided by Van Brunt Stillhouse.

To discuss premier sponsorship, please contact Jennifer Acker at