Applications are now open for The Common Young Writers Program, which offers two two-week summer classes for high school students (rising 9-12). Students will be introduced to the building blocks of fiction and learn to read with a writer's gaze.
Each class is two hours long and includes a craft talk and Q&A with the author, generative exercises and discussion shared in breakout sessions, a take-home list of readings and writing prompts, a free “Behind the Scenes” session (date TBD) about what literary magazine editors look for in submissions.
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.