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Writing from the Arabian Gulf: The Common’s Issue 22 Launch

On November 3rd at 4:30pm EDT, join The Common for the virtual launch of Issue 22! Contributors Mona Kareem, Keija Parssinen, Tariq al Haydar, and Deepak Unnikrishnan will join us from all around the world to read their pieces from our Arabian Gulf portfolio, followed by a conversation about place and culture, hosted by the magazine’s editor in chief Jennifer Acker and portfolio co-editor Noor Naga. This event is co-hosted by Amherst College’s Center for Humanistic Inquiry. 

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After registering, you will receive a confirmation email via Amherst College, containing information about joining the event. If you’d like to preorder Issue 22, you may do so here.

Image of issue 22 seashell on a blue background, announcing the details of the event.

Mona Kareem is the author of three poetry collections. She is a recipient of a 2021 NEA literary grant and a fellow at the Center for the Humanities at Tufts University. Her work appears in The Brooklyn Rail, Michigan Quarterly Review, Fence, Ambit, Poetry London, Los Angeles Review of Books, Asymptote, Words Without Borders, Poetry International, PEN America, Modern Poetry in Translation, Two Lines, and Specimen. She has held fellowships with Princeton University, Poetry International, the Arab American National Museum, the Norwich Center for Writing, and Forum Transregionale Studien. Her translations include Ashraf Fayadh’s Instructions Within and Ra’ad Abdulqadir’s Except for This Unseen Thread.

Keija Parssinen is the author of the novels The Ruins of Us, which received the Michener-Copernicus Award, and The Unraveling of Mercy Louis, which earned an Alex Award from the American Library Association. She is currently an assistant professor of English and creative writing at Kenyon College.

Tariq al Haydar‘s work has appeared in The Threepenny Review, North American Review, DIAGRAM, Beyond Memory: An Anthology of Contemporary Arab American Creative Nonfiction, and other publications. His nonfiction was named as notable in The Best American Essays 2016.

Deepak Unnikrishnan is a writer from Abu Dhabi. His book Temporary People, a work of fiction about Gulf narratives steeped in Malayalee and South Asian lingo, won the inaugural Restless Books Prize for New Immigrant Writing, the Hindu Prize, and the Moore Prize.

Writing from the Arabian Gulf: The Common’s Issue 22 Launch
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The Common’s Issue 21 Launch Party

On May 6th at 7pm EDT, join The Common for the virtual launch of Issue 21! Contributors Aleksandar Hemon, Celeste Mohammed, Abdelaziz Errachidi, and translator Nariman Youssef will join us from all around the world for brief readings, followed by conversation about place, culture, and translation, hosted by the magazine’s editor in chief Jennifer Acker. This event is co-sponsored by the Arts at Amherst Initiative. 

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After registering, you will receive a confirmation email via Amherst College, containing information about joining the event. If you’d like to receive a copy of Issue 21 before the launch party, pre-order the issue here.

Image of Issue 21 cover.

The Common’s Issue 21 Launch Party
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Issue 18 Launch and Reading

We’d love for you to join us in Amherst to celebrate the launch of Issue 18. The Common‘s student interns will be reading briefly from their favorite pieces in the new issue, and seniors will read from their own writing as well. There will be wine, cheese, and great conversation.

Friday, November 1, 5 p.m.
Center for Humanistic Inquiry, Frost Library
Amherst College

Intern reading and Issue 18 cover

Come toast the latest place-based stories, essays, poems and artwork! We’ll be gathering in Frost Library’s beautiful Center for Humanistic Inquiry, on the Amherst College campus. This event is free and open to the public; bring your family and friends! You can also invite other lit lovers via our Facebook event page.

[Pre-order Issue 18 here.]

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Issue 14 Launch in Brooklyn

WORD Brooklyn reading issue 14 2017

Join Issue 14 contributors Josephine Rowe, Mik Awake, and Maria Terrone to celebrate the launch of The Common‘s fall issue. RSVP to our Facebook event here!

Thursday, November 2
7pm
WORD Brooklyn
126 Franklin Street

 

 

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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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07 Launch Party

Event Date: 
Sunday, May 11, 2014 – 4:00pm7:00pm
Location: 
Alumni House at Amherst College
Celebrate the launch of Issue 07!
Join us for a spring fete of live literature and music featuring contributors Nalini Jones and Jeff Parker. Pre-order your copy of Issue 07 here.
For more information, read the press release here.
Location:
Alumni House at Amherst College
99 Churchill St
Amherst, MA
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Coney Island Pilgrims Launch Party

Event Date: 
Friday, September 27, 2013 – 5:00pm
Location: 
Amherst Books
Join poetry editor for The Common John Hennessy in celebrating the publication of his new collection of poetry, Coney Island Pilgrms.

Hennessy, who teaches at the University of Massachusetts, is author of the previous collection of poetry, _Bridge & Tunnel_.   His poems have appeared in many journals & anthologies, including Best American Poetry 2013, The Believer, Poetry, Harvard Review, The New Republic, The Huffington Post, & The Yale Review.

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Issue 04 Launch Party

Event Date: 
Thursday, November 29, 2012 – 7:00pm

Celebrate the release of 04 with poetry editor John Hennessy, contributors, and special guests, including Richard Wilbur, the subject of Robert Bagg‘s “The Poet in Rome,” and South African literature expert Stephen Clingman, who will introduce the issue’s anthology of South African poetry. Held at Amherst Books in Amherst, MA

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Issue 03 Launch Party at Amherst College

Event Date: 
Friday, April 27, 2012 – 7:00pm
Location: 
Alumni House, Amherst College

Come celebrate the release of Issue 03! Join us at Amherst College’s Alumni House on April 27 for drinks and music. Featuring readers Susan Stinson and Brad Leithauser. The event, which is free and open to the public, starts at 7:00 p.m. Click here for a map of the Amherst College campus.

Issue 03 Launch Party at Amherst College
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