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 submissions exclusively for BIPOC writers for five more days.
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.