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Photos of LitFest 2019

Students, professors, alumni, and community members came together in Johnson Chapel at Amherst College from February 28-March 2 to hear National Book Award finalists Jennifer Egan, Brandon Hobson, and Jamel Brinkley speak about their writing process, what writing means to them, and the purpose of writing.

The Common’s 10 Most-Read Pieces of 2018

It seems like a great time to reflect on the pieces that made 2018 an exciting time for us! See what resonated with readers the most in 2018 by browsing the list below to survey our most-read works of the past year: they range from fiction to essays, interviews, and more.

FAQ WW vol 2

FAQ: Weekly Writes Vol. 2

Q: What if I’m busy and can’t work on the week’s prompts? Will they expire? A: No. While we hope that writing every week is part of your program experience, we understand that life gets in the way. The prompts are yours to download and keep, so you can start writing whenever you have time. Because the scaffolded prompts build on one piece week after week, you will want to work in order even if you fall behind.