GrubStreet's New Home

About GrubStreet's New Home: 

GrubStreet's new space features expanded classrooms for teens and adults, community space to read and write, a bookstore run by our friends at Porter Square Books, a cafe, a podcast studio, and a stage for the literary arts with cabaret seating. Located on the southeast side of the 50 Liberty Drive building, facing the Marina and the ICA, our new space is three times as large as our former home, offers full ADA-accessibility (including hearing assistance technology in the classrooms), and allows us to offer expanded literary programs for writers and readers of all ages and backgrounds. 

You can view all of our upcoming in-person classes here. All other GrubStreet programs will remain remote unless otherwise noted in the coming months. Please check the location of any class or event before registering to confirm whether they will take place in-person or online.

For GrubStreet members, you have access to write, read, or work in the community lounge on the second floor of GrubStreet’s Center for Creative Writing at all times the center is open. Learn more about your member benefits here

Check below for more info and join our mailing list for the latest updates about our new space. 

Holiday Hours: 

GrubStreet's classrooms and community space on the second floor of our center will be closed December 22nd - January 3rd. You can still shop at Porter Sqaure Books: Boston Edition during their holiday hours on the first floor, which includes a New Years Day Sale where everything is 20% off 1pm-5pm on January 1st. 

We can't wait to see you in 2023!

Upcoming In-Person Classes & Events: 

Interested in joining us in-person, check out our list of upcoming in-person offerings.

Covid-19 Policy:

When the Covid-19 Community Level is low or medium, our space will be mask optional. When the Covid-19 Community Level is high, our space will be mask required. We are currently at a medium community risk level, so GrubStreet’s in-person classes and events are mask optional. Learn more about our Covid-19 Policy here.

Direction, Parking, Public Transportation:

Our new Center for Creative Writing is located on the southeast side of the 50 Liberty Drive building, facing the Marina and the ICA. Parking in the area is extremely limited, so we strongly encourage taking public transportation or biking when possible. We are a 4-minute walk from the Silver Line Courthouse stop and a 14-minute walk from South Station. Learn more about traveling to the space.

Have No Fear! Zoom's Still Here:

We’re still Zooming! We have a full schedule of Zoom and Online: On Demand classes available. Even as we ramp back up to a robust in-person slate of programs, our Zoom classes and events will be an important part of the general mix of GrubStreet offerings moving forward.

Porter Square Books: Boston Edition:

Porter Square Books: Boston Edition is open seven days a week (10am-6pm Monday-Thursday and 10am-8pm Friday-Sunday). View their holiday hours here

Fabulist Cafe:

Fabulist cafe at GrubStreet's Center for Creative Writing will be officially launching mid-January 2023, but in the meantime we will be serving coffee and espresso for limited pop-up hours on the following days/times:

  • Wednesday, December 21st - Friday, December 23th: 1-6pm
  • Saturday, December 24th: 1-5pm
  • Wednesday, December 28th - Friday, December 30th: 1-6pm
  • Saturday, December 31st: 1-5pm
  • Wednesday, January 4th -Saturday, January 7th: 1-6pm 

Learn more about our cafe here

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If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to email us at [email protected]

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