Cambridge Writers’ Workshop #Live Tweeting from Sanders Rally in Manchester, NH!


The Cambridge Writers’ Workshop was definitely #FeelingtheBern during a Bernie Sanders Rally in Manchester, New Hampshire this week. The rally took place at the historic Palace Theater, which was filled to capacity with supporters for Senator Sanders and press from around the country. Songs like “Revolution” by The Beatles and “The Times They Are a-Changin'” by Bob Dylan blasted through the theater until Sanders finally stepped onto the stage to thunderous applause.

Sanders explained that his campaign does not represent Wall Street or corporate America and argued that the middle class shouldn’t be subsidizing the top 1 percent of earners.

“Democracy is not about billionaires buying elections,” Sanders said.

The Vermont senator also outlined his policies on education: he emphasized funding for education instead of jail for youth, and that earning a degree shouldn’t be punished with crippling debt. His reputation of authenticity was cemented when he asked questions directly to the crowd about student debt and health care – instead of taking questions formally, he simply had a conversation with individuals in the audience.

Although Sanders talked for over an hour, the crowd was begging for more and chanting “Bernie!” as he waved goodbye and left the stage. Voters were clearly fueled by Sanders’ revolutionary-style rhetoric, since he later won the New Hampshire primary by a huge margin.

The Cambridge Writers’ Workshop is currently live tweeting the Bernie Sanders Rally from Manchester, New Hampshire.  Follow us on twitter at @CamWritersWkshp for live tweets & updates!  And stay tuned to this website for full coverage from the rally from our talented managing intern, Emily Smith!

CWW Managing Editorial Intern Emily Smith for the Ploughshares Blog: “The Place of Zines in Contemporary American Politics”


Zines straddle the border between Fluxist market-dodgers and the reputably tainted world of self-publishing literary dropouts. The difference between a zine and that 50 Shades of Grey-inspired alien erotica novel is function and intention. A zine works as a platform for writing and art that’s too provocative, political, or honest for traditional newsstand publications. According to Barnard College, which hosts one of the primary zine databases, literary zines are not well received, and that’s because literary works already hold a predominant place in the writing world.

As we wait for the results of the Iowa caucus and New Hampshire primary, there’s a sense that momentum is building toward a political explosion. A quiet shuffling, for now, which appears like a whisper on the pages of political zines: the most prevalent and useful of the breed.

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