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.
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?
TOP-NOTCH WRITING INSTRUCTION
Our instructors are talented working writers and teachers, dedicated to being rigorous and supportive in the classroom.
Our students and members are serious about their craft and strive for excellence. They’ve written bestsellers, won awards, and received critical acclaim.
Our community is open and welcoming, and our workshops have a rigorous but supportive atmosphere that never involves tears or humiliation.
GrubStreet looks to the future of the word with excitement and optimism, constantly innovating to help writers navigate the ever-changing writing and publishing landscape.
A (LITERARY) CITY UPON A HILL
In Boston, you can't lob a live ferret without hitting a successful writer. We want to harness the great creative energy of our city and make it the hub of the literary universe.
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.
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.