All posts tagged: Events

The Straw Dog Craft Workshop: Getting Published Locally

Event Date: 
Saturday, November 7, 2015 – 10:30am12:00pm
Location: 
Lilly Library, Florence, MA

 

 

Come see The Common’s Managing Editor Diana Babineau in conversation with editors of three other premier Massachusetts literary magazines. The panelists will present their journals’ identities: who they are, what they are looking for, and the process of getting published by them.

The Straw Dog Writers’ Guild––the panel’s hosting organization––is a collaborative open to writers, readers, booksellers, and editors alike, providing a vibrant network of resources to the Western Massachusetts writing community.

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The Common at The Mead

Event Date: 
Saturday, November 7, 2015 – 5:00pm6:00pm
Location: 
Amherst College, Mead Art Museum, Rotherwas Room

 

 

The Common welcomes parents, students, and the general public for a cocktail hour of poetry, essays, and fiction from The Common‘s special 10th issue. Join us in the Rotherwas Room in the Mead Art Museum at Amherst College. Wine & cheese will follow. Join the Facebook event here.

This event is free and open to the public.

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Boston Book Festival

Event Date: 
Saturday, October 24, 2015 – 10:00am6:00pm
Location: 
Copley Square, Boston, MA

 

The Common will be attending the Boston Book Festival in October! Drop by Booth 18 to meet our editors and staff, pick up submission guidelines, get a copy of our most recent issue, and spin our Wheel of Chance to win a prize!

The BBF is New England’s largest annual literary event, boasting a street fair, live music, writing workshops, and other interactive events for both adults and children. Find out more about this year’s event at www.bostonbookfest.org.

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Amherst Poetry Festival

Event Date: 
Saturday, October 3, 2015 – 10:00am6:00pm
Location: 
Emily Dickinson Museum Grounds, Amherst, MA
Celebrate poetry with The Common at the Amherst Poetry Festival in downtown Amherst! Visit our booth on Booksellers Row from 10am–6pm for delicious homemade cupcakes and a chance to win exciting prizes.

Booksellers Row is located on the Emily Dickinson Museum Grounds.

View the full schedule of events here for more information on the Emily Dickinson Poetry Marathon, readings by acclaimed poets, panel discussions, workshops, and more!

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2015 Brooklyn Book Festival: “Falling Through”

Event Date:
Sunday, September 20, 2015 – 10:00am6:00pm
Location:
Korean War Veterans Plaza, Brooklyn, NY

Join The Common at the 2015 Brooklyn Book Festival on Sunday, September 20!

Come see us at Booth #145, where we’ll be selling copies of The Common and giving away TC-themed goodies!

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Literature in a Digital Age

Event Date: 
Saturday, May 30, 2015 – 2:45pm3:45pm
Location: 
Cole Assembly Room, Converse Hall, Amherst College

The Internet and digital technologies have been described as both a boon to literature and its death knell. What can we say in 2015 about how people write, read and listen to literary stories, poetry, experiences and opinions in the digital age? Can technology enhance our experience and appreciation of literature? How may the very definition of “literature” change in an increasingly digital age? What is the future for non-technologized methods of literary transmittal, also known as “books”?

Join David Kirkpatrick ’75, founder and CEO of Techonomy, Jim Kennedy ’75, senoir vice president of strategic planning at the Associated Press, Alicia Christoff, assistant professor of English, and Jennifer Acker ’00, founder and Editor of Chief of The Common. Presented by the Classes of 1975 and 2000.

May 30, 2015 | 2:45pm

Cole Assembly Room, Converse Hall, Amherst College
Part of Amherst College Reunion Weekend.

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Issue 09 Launch Party at High Horse Bar

Event Date: 
Thursday, April 23, 2015 – 5:30pm7:30pm
Location: 
High Horse Bar, Amherst, MA

 

 

Celebrate the launch of Issue 09 with a night of local literature trivia at the High Horse (upstairs) in Amherst, MA! Bring your friends and win summer-inspired prizes!

Featuring readings by Issue 09 contributor Edie Meidav and Issue 08 contributor Jonathan Gerhardson at 7pm.

Join our Facebook Event here!

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The Common in the City: Mumbai!

Event Date: 
Thursday, May 14, 2015 – 7:00pm9:00pm
Location: 
Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute, New York University, 20 Cooper Square, New York

 

Join The Common for a unique postcard auction, cocktails/canapes, and music inspired by a night in India.

Featuring Suketu Mehta in conversation with Parul Sehgal.

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Layaali Arabic Music Performance

Event Date:
Thursday, March 26, 2015 – 7:00pm9:00pm
Location:
POWERHOUSE, Amherst College

Join us at the Amherst College Powerhouse for an electrifying musical performance by Layaali, a Massachusetts-based group committed to furthering the appreciation of traditional Arab music and culture.

Doors open at 7pm on Thursday, March 26. Concert begins at 7:30pm.

Free and open to the public!
 

Part of the Copeland Colloquium Program at Amherst College.
Photo by Layaali Facebook Page.

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