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Leila Aboulela | Sudan | Fiction | Author of ‘Lyrics Alley’ #follow

Leila Aboulela was born in Cairo, grew up in Khartoum and moved in her mid-twenties to Aberdeen. She is the author of five novels, Bird...

Making picture book magic with Anna King Weyant

Writing a children’s book seems deceptively easy. It’s not very many words and all you need is someone to draw good pictures. And yet it’s...

COVID – 19 – What a year

COVID. What a year you have given us. “Because I could not stop for Death – He kindly stopped for me – The Carriage held...

Western MA writers in clean sweep of fiction category in 20th Massachusetts Book Awards

Western MA has done a clean sweep of the Fiction category in the 20th Massachusetts Book Awards whose winners were announced this morning. Ocean Vuong...

Go well King Boseman

Chadwick. You fought many battles. You inspired millions around the world to believe. Go well, King.More

The Artist Contest – Amherst MA

COVID -19 THE ARTIST CONTEST A Call for Artists, Musicians, Poets & Writers The Amherst Center Cultural District is sponsoring a contest for artists in...

$5,000 Grants for Artists In Dire Need Due to COVID-19 (Artist Relief Cycle 4)

Artist Relief is offering $5,000 grants to artists facing dire financial emergencies due to COVID-19.  This is the fourth cycle of grant applications that are...

Call for Submissions | The Common | An Exploration of the Arabian Gulf

The Fall 2021 issue of The Common will feature a portfolio on migration, disorientation, and complicated relationships to “place” in the Arabian Gulf. Submissions are sought...

Mass Poetry Seeks Program Assistant & Development Assistant Interns

Mass Poetry is currently hiring for the following positions: Program Assistant and Development Assistant interns. Mass Poetry supports poets and poetry in Massachusetts. The aim...

The voice of an era

Writers are often the voice of an era and when they aren’t they reflect and echo the voices of an era. I wish I had...

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