Inspired by the mission and role of the town common, an egalitarian gathering place, The Common aims to foster the global exchange of diverse ideas and experiences. In an effort to remove barriers to access, The Common will open exclusively for BIPOC writers for two weeks, and waive submission fees, from June 14 – June 28.
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.