Don’t miss The Common’s annual author postcard auction! Bid for a chance to win a postcard from your favorite writer, handwritten for yourself or a person of your choice. A wonderful keepsake, just in time for the holidays! The auction will run from 8 a.m. EST on November 20 to 6 p.m. EST on December 10, 2017. This year’s participants include
SAHIBA GILL There was a short time, in the days just before I stopped carrying a backpack to school, when I coveted a heather gray t-shirt with the words “citizen of the world” on the front. I signed letters for Amnesty International that year, but I never bought the shirt.