Since our inception in 1997, GrubStreet has developed many successful programs to support local writers, the wider Boston communities, and nationally recognized authors. Although these programs are no longer running, you can see below for more information on the Memoir Project, The GrubStreet National Book Prize, Publish it Forward, and the Launch Lab.
Launched in 2006 in collaboration with the City of Boston, for ten years the Memoir Project created educational and personal enrichment opportunities for seniors by bringing them together to work with GrubStreet instructors on stories of personal and historical significance.
With the support of the National Endowment for the Arts, the Publish It Forward lecture series brought some of the most innovative and forward thinking writers, publishers and agents to Boston.
Awarded annually to an American writer publishing their second, third, fourth (or beyond...) book. Winners received a $5,000 prize, a reading and book party in Boston, and the opportunity to teach a craft class at GrubStreet.
A program that taught writers with upcoming book debuts the skills they needed to be effective in their marketing efforts, while also facilitating friendships and community.