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The Common to Receive $10,000 from the National Endowment for the Arts

The Common literary journal will receive its sixth grant from the National Endowment for the Arts in 2022. The Art Works grant of $10,000 will be awarded to The Common to help publish and promote place-based stories, essays, and poems by new and underrepresented writers from the US and abroad.

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Phosphorescence Reading Series: Poets from The Common

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Join the Emily Dickinson Museum and The Common on September 23 at 6 PM EDT for the September installment of the Phosphorescence Poetry Reading Series, celebrating contemporary creativity that echoes Emily Dickinson’s revolutionary voice.

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Read Excerpts by the Restless Books Prize for New Immigrant Writing 2021 Finalists

The ethos of the modern world is defined by immigrants. Their stories have always been an essential component of our cultural consciousness, from Isaac Bashevis Singer to Isabel Allende, from Milan Kundera to Maxine Hong Kingston. In novels, short stories, memoirs, and works of journalism, immigrants have shown us what resilience and dedication we’re capable of, and have expanded our sense of what it means to be global citizens.