Common Stories is a local author series celebrating the work of new and established writers from the New England region and beyond. Held Upstairs @ The General, Common Stories invites authors and readers to come together in an historic, cultural venue for literary evenings featuring readings, discussions, food and friends.  

Operating in partnership with the Seven Bridge Writers’ Collaborative, Common Stories will hold four events in their inaugural 2016 season, with a great line-up of talented authors who will read from their work, answer questions, and be available afterward for book sales and signings.

The first Common Stories event on June 24 will feature three award-winning local authors: 

  • Nancy Werlin -- Nancy Werlin is the author of nine young adult novels in the genres of realistic fiction, fantasy, and suspense. Her novel The Rules of Survival was a finalist for the National Book Award, her novel The Killer's Cousin won the Edgar award for best mystery, and her novel Impossible was a New York Times bestseller.
  • Kristin Cashore -- Kristin Cashore wrote the New York Times bestsellers Graceling, Fire, and most recently, Bitterblue, all of which have been named ALA Best Books for Young Adults and are scheduled to be published around the world in thirty-three languages.
  • Annie Hartnett -- Annie Hartnett's debut novel, Rabbit Cake, is forthcoming from Tin House Books in 2017. She was the 2013-2014 winner of the Writer-in-Residence Fellowship for the Associates of the Boston Public Library, and teaches at GrubStreet, an independent writing center in Boston.

Food and wine will be available in the store. $5 cover charge.

Mark your calendar for these future Common Stories dates -- September 9, October 21, and December 9 --and click here to follow Common Stories on Facebook.