Black Lives Matter. CavanKerry Press joins the nation in mourning the recent losses of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, and Tony McDade to police brutality and racially-motivated violence. We echo the outcries of rage and disgust from the black community and urge all Americans to join in the battle for racial justice and equality. The past several weeks have been difficult for all of us, and have shaken many from our positions of privilege and comfort to demand action. It is the moral responsibility of the privileged to challenge the status quo that benefits them disproportionately, to educate themselves about the systemic injustices faced by their fellow citizens and call out those who perpetuate those injustices, and to speak out for, support, and amplify the voices of the oppressed until a fairer nation emerges. This is a vital, never-ending struggle, one which CavanKerry is proud to support. We encourage you to follow suit with donations to one or more of the following organizations on the frontlines of change: While we are a small team of four, we represent an active community of writers demanding social change for the betterment of all and encourage you to support black authors in the community through these groups, among others: Black Lives Matter. We hear you. We grieve with you. We stand by your side.
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To CavanKerry Community and Co-Sponsors

In the interest of the safety of our staff, writers and potential audiences, CavanKerry is postponing all public events until such time that the Coronavirus emergency is behind us. As things begin to reopen, we will continue to monitor the current situation until we feel it is safe enough to reinstate our in-person programming. We will continue to bring you as much fine writing as we can via our website and social media. We wish you, your families, and friends good health and patience during this trying time for all of us.

For an extended period of time, we will be posting poems & prose from our 100+ books every Friday and The Waiting Room Reader, Volumes I and II will also be available for free download. Hover over the FREE tab above or on the links below to enjoy the gift of reading:

Words to Keep You Company

The Waiting Room Reader, Vol. 1

The Waiting Room Reader, Vol. 2

Particularly, these excerpts and the Waiting Room Reader series represent our commitment to providing high quality literature that helps reduce the stress and anxiety our readers.  We hope this will bring you solace during this difficult time.

Wishing safety, health, and comfort to you and your loved ones,

Joan Cusack Handler

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Recently, our Publisher recorded a video highlighting everything we've done thus far in 2020 despite the challenges of COVID-19. She also discusses our responses to other issues such as the Black … Read More...

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