Welcome.
GrubStreet is one of the nation's leading creative writing centers. We believe that narrative transforms lives, builds bridges, and produces empathy. By rigorously developing voices of every type and talent and by removing barriers to entry, GrubStreet fosters the creation of meaningful stories and ensures that excellent writing remains vital and relevant.
WHAT WE DO
Writers helping writers.
All writers need insightful readers, inspiration, support, and honest feedback. That’s what GrubStreet provides, in a supportive and thriving community. We offer over six hundred classes and events a year for writers of all genres and ambitions—from first-time poets or fledgling memoirists to MFA graduates and published novelists.
What's our secret?
OUR PHILOSOPHY
Writing matters.
HOW Writers come to GrubStreet to learn how to be better writers. They engage deeply with the craft, receive objective feedback on their work, revise with intention, read actively and widely, and strive for artistic excellence in all the work they produce.
WHY Creative writing explores and documents the human condition and creates meaning in the lives of those who practice it. We believe the act of writing can change both ourselves and the world.
OUR STUDENTS
Something for everyone.
GrubStreet is open to writers from all walks of life and at every stage of development. We welcome everyone from absolute beginners to emerging or established writers.
Bill
Creative Director-Turned-Writer
Charlee
Teen Writer
Patty
First-Time Novelist
Bracken
Freelance Writer
Shilpi
Scholarship Winner

Meet our Community