A 'Black Lives Matter' protest

In its latest newsletter, Amherst Writers & Artists (AWA), has announced that as part of its efforts to support Black voices it will publish an anthology of work by Black poets. AWA, founded in 1981, by Pat and Peter Schneider is an international network of workshop leaders who use theMore

Shacoria 'Corey' Baldwin

“This loud Black woman shall speak now. You silence me in fear that what I have to say will teach you. You silence me in fear that what I have to say will reach you. You censor me though my points are universal…” With these words, just after 6pm (ET)More

David Daley in conversation with Marya Zilberberg at Write Angles 2019

The organizers of the annual WriteAngles Conference have announced that this year’s edition will be held as an online event in a format that is still to be decided. The conference had been set for its traditional venue at Mt Holyoke College on October 30th but, due to uncertainty aboutMore

A young visitor makes his way through The Amazing World of Dr. Seuss Museum in Springfield MA on March 7th.

All across America this week, children, their parents and grand parents have been celebrating what would have been the 116th birthday of Dr. Seuss, the Springfield MA native whose books have been read by millions of children around the world. We put together a little compilation of videos to showMore

Springfield, MA is hosting a Dr Seuss birthday party!

When Ted Giesel died in September 1991, aged 87, over 600 million copies oh his famous children’s books had been sold around the world, translated into more than 20 languages. The world knew him then, and still does today, by his pen name, Dr. Seuss. He was born and raisedMore

Jesmyn Ward | Photograph © Beowulf Sheehan mail@beowulfsheehan.com

Jesmyn Ward, Author of Sing Unburied Sing will be in the valley to headline the 5th edition of Amherst College‘s literary festival which takes place from February 27th to March 1st. Ward will be in conversation with Jennifer Acker, founder and editor in chief of The Common. Ward is a MacArthurMore