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The Writers House

Past Events

  • Reading with Gail Caldwell

    On October 2 Gail Caldwell read poignant passages from two of her memoirs, reminding us all why a Writers House is essential.


    Gail Caldwell is the author of the forthcoming memoir, New Life: No Instructions, as well as Let’s Take the Long Way Home and A Strong West Wind. The former chief book critic of The Boston Globe, she received the Pulitzer Prize for Distinguished Criticism in 2001. Long Way Home received the New England Independent Booksellers Award for nonfiction and was named one of the ten best books of the year by Time Magazine, The Washington Post and others. She lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

  • Reading with Jamaal May

    On September 23 we celebrated the opening of the Writers House with a dynamic reading by poet Jamaal May.


    Jamaal May is a poet from Detroit, MI where he taught poetry in public schools and worked as a freelance audio engineer and touring performer. His poetry won the 2013 Indiana Review Prize and appears in journals such as Poetry, Ploughshares, and the Believer. Jamaal has earned an MFA from Warren Wilson and fellowships from Cave Canem and Bucknell University. He is founder of the Organic Weapon Arts Chapbook Press.