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Readings from Amherst College LitFest 2021

This year's LitFest was held virtually, with authors, poets, and literature lovers joining from all around the world. Editor in Chief Jennifer Acker hosted two readings at LitFest: one with The Common's student interns, and one with Amherst College alumni authors. Both events were recorded and can be watched below.

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Virtual Office Hour for Teachers

Unfortunately, we at The Common had to cancel our trip to San Antonio, but I hope you'll join me and Editor-in-Chief Jennifer Acker via video conference to chat about The Common's classroom program and our supportive resources for teachers and students.

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LitFest Friday Reads: January 2020

Curated by SARAH WHELAN
The Common is gearing up for LitFest, a weekend of events to celebrate contemporary literature, with extraordinary voices such as Jesmyn Ward, Susan Choi, Laila Lalami, and Ben Rhodes. Read on for our editors' recommendations from some of the participating authors.