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The newly opened Porter Square Books: Boston Edition combines creativity and community, WCBV, November 2021. "Located in GrubStreet’s new home, the bookstore is a new community gathering place for locals and tourists alike."
Can the Seaport’s new literary hub make the district feel less standoffish?, Boston Globe, October 2021. "Engineered by the city, the partnership between GrubStreet, the bookstore, and Mass Poetry, which is also moving in, is a step toward, perhaps, making one of the city’s whitest and wealthiest neighborhoods less homogenous."
Gu named National Student Poet, Hopkinton Independent, October 2021. "In the summer of ninth grade, he was one of only 20 students in Greater Boston selected to attend the teen writing class at GrubStreet, a nonprofit creative writing center in Boston."
Actual Bookstore to Open in the Seaport on Monday, Universal Hub, October 2021. "Porter Square Books of Cambridge today confirmed a report by the Fort Pointer that it will be opening its Boston edition at 50 Liberty Dr. on Fan Pier tomorrow. The book store is part of new quarters for GrubStreet."
Porter Square Books Opens New Location, This Time in the Seaport, Boston Globe, October 2021. "The bookstore is part of a joint venture with GrubStreet, the nonprofit creative writing center that recently moved its offices to the second floor of Fifty Liberty."
- Announcing the Winner of Restless Books 2021 Prize for New Immigrant Writing, Lit Hub, September 2021. "The 2021 nonfiction prize goes to Ani Gjika for By Its Right Name, a memoir, which will be published by Restless Books in 2023." Ani is an alum from GrubStreet’s Memoir Incubator program where she was also a 2019 Pauline Scheer Fellow."
- Have you always wanted to write a book? Here's how to get it done, The Boston Globe, September 2021. “The hardest part about writing is often knowing where, or how, to begin. And for many who seek a literary community in Boston, the answer can be found at GrubStreet."
- After so much uncertainty and loss, we need the grace of connection, Cognoscenti, August 2021. "She has always been a hell of a teach, and when she had Hau and his classmates write memoirs modeled after The Circuit by Franciso Jimenez, his work was so compelling she introduced him to GrubStreet's Young Adult Writerss Program.
- A novel set in Havana, The Boston Globe, June 2021. "Dariel Suarez’s taut and propulsive debut novel, The Playwright’s House (Red Hen), set in present-day Cuba, begins with Seguey’s father, an acclaimed theater director, getting arrested under shadowy circumstances." Dariel is the Education Director and an instructor at GrubStreet.
- A new fellowship for black writers at GrubStreet, The Boston Globe, April 2021. “GrubStreet recently announced a new year long teaching fellowship for black writers, which will be awarded to two 'self-identified Black writers interested in teaching classes, participating in events and working with' GrubStreet's intstructors and staff to deepen curriculm."
- An essay contest devoted to tales of Black joy, The Boston Globe, February 2021. “September 12 of 2020 was declared Black Joy Day in Boston, and with it, a writing contest was announced, sponsored by Thaddeus Miles, GrubStreet, MBK Boston, 826 Boston, and the Black Joy Project.”
- Thaddeus Miles started a project focused on Black joy a year ago. Here’s what he wants you to know, Boston.com, February 2021. “Working with 826 Boston and GrubStreet, he helped create writing contests centered around the subject of Black joy, in partnership with My Brother’s Keeper in Boston.”
- Co-working spaces, built on collaboration, are retooling for life in the era of social distancing, The Boston Globe, January 2021. “GrubStreet, a nonprofit creative writing center in Boston, was midway through building a much larger home in the Seaport when the pandemic hit. They shifted classes online, dropped the lease on their old building, and spent a lot of time thinking about how to design the new space to address any virus concerns that might linger after the pandemic."
- Letter to the Editor by GrubStreet Board Members Deborah Plummer and Katherine Sherbrooke in response to "Just How White Is the Book Industry?,” The New York Times, December 2020. "Success requires access to an ecosystem of knowledge, networks and support. Until aspiring Black authors are embraced and bolstered at the same rate as aspiring white authors, the literary canon of the future will never be as glorious and impressive as all the people who have a story to tell."
- Books To Add To Your Reading List In 2021, WBUR, December 2020. “We want to thank GrubStreet's Writers of Color group for their local book selection suggestions!”
- Former GrubStreet Summer Teen Fellow Camarah Oates interviewed on WCVB-TV about participating in the NAACP’s Academic and Cultural Competition at the 2020 Nation Convention. "The reason why I'm participating is because my dear friend and mentor, Eson Kim, who works at a writing nonprofit called GrubStreet, gave me the information for the program. I decided to reach out and try to get accepted into the program."
- Recipes for reading, a prize-winning poet, and Santa’s shelves, The Boston Globe, November 2019. “Besides the two restaurants and a magazine (‘Of Juliet’) he’s now releasing his first ‘cookbooklet,’ two years in the making and workshopped at GrubStreet.”
- Porter Square Books spreads out, Rozzie Bound pops up, and a poet laureate debuts, The Boston Globe, November 2019. “Porter Square Books received 133 suggestions in its contest to find a name for the store’s new location in Boston as part of the expanded GrubStreet headquarters in the Seaport District.”
- 12 leaders are honored by Barr Foundation, The Boston Globe, July 2019. GrubStreet Founder and Executive Director Eve Bridburg named Barr Foundation Fellow. “It may be Boston’s equivalent of the “genius grant,” and 12 very lucky people have recently been informed they’re part of the 2019 Class of Barr Fellows.”
- Conference Insider: The Muse & the Marketplace, The Writer Magazine, June 2019. “Sonya Larson believes diversity at writing conferences is crucial. As the director of The Muse & the Marketplace, a three-day event hosted by Boston’s famed GrubStreet creative writing center, she’s committed to highlighting a diverse lineup of presenters, agents, and editors.”
- Porter Square Books to Open in New Boston Literary Center, Publisher’s Weekly, May 2019. “GrubStreet’s Bridburg has led the effort to create the facility, which will house classrooms, offices, a performance space, a café and the 1,300 sq. ft. bookstore. ‘We’ve always thought of Boston as a literary city, but this marks a true turning point,’ Bridburg said.”
- The Seaport District is starting to look more like a neighborhood, The Boston Globe, April 2019. “GrubStreet will work in partnership with Fallon Co. , which owns the 14-story condo building, to build out the space at below-market rent. With many nonprofits now facing escalating office rents, Bridburg said, the city’s decision to award GrubStreet the subsidized space “is affording us the opportunity to stay in Boston.”
- GrubStreet to get Seaport arts space, The Boston Globe, December 2018. “A city initiative to make the burgeoning Seaport District more diverse will get a boost with the creation of a narrative arts hub on Fan Pier. City officials announced Tuesday that the Boston writing center. GrubStreet had been chosen from among four finalists to open a ‘civic-cultural space’ on the first and second floors of Fifty Liberty, a 14-story condominium tower owned by Fallon Co.”
- City Picks GrubStreet For Reduced-Rate Occupancy Space In The Seaport, WBUR December 2018. “The center will include a stage and event space for performances like slam poetry, a community space for writers, a café, a podcast studio and classrooms.”
- New GrubStreet Center in Boston to Include Bookstore, Shelf Awareness, December 2018. “Part of the city's interest in having GrubStreet open in the Seaport District is ‘to draw a more diverse crowd to the predominantly white, wealthy neighborhood,’ the Globe wrote. ‘This helps us put a different face on Boston,’ said John Barros, the city's chief of economic development."
- Initiatives, Publishers Lunch, December 2018. “Boston creative writing center GrubStreet has been selected by the city to open a new “civic-cultural space . . . Executive director Eve Bridburg said, ‘We’ll bring something different. Books and a bookstore are something that make a neighborhood a home, a place where people come to congregate and convene.’”
- BPDA and The Fallon Company Announce GrubStreet Will Operate Out of 50 Liberty at Fan Pier, Boston Real Estate Times, December 2018. “GrubStreet, the largest creative writing center in the country, will create a literary destination with year-round programming to serve a wide range of residents from across Boston and the region.”
- Seaport Makes Space For An Arts Group, WGBH News, May 2018. “Bridburg said she wants 50 Liberty to be intersectional, ‘so that we can hear from people all over the city, from all races and backgrounds. We want to really push against the very wealthy culture of the Seaport.’”
- Boston Globe Spotlight Team: Race And Power In Boston, WGBH Forum Network, April 2018. " In this
discussion,the Boston Literary District and GrubStreet invite the story’s writers to the stage where they will share their reporting, what didn’t make it into print, and engage with the audience on these pressing issues that strike at the core of the city’s identity."
- Boston Literary Coalition Gets Boost for Cultural Hub Plan, Publishers Weekly, March 2018. "Positioning themselves as an antidote to persistent concerns about racial, ethnic, and class divides
inBoston, a coalition of literary organizations have banded together to propose a multi-use literary and cultural hub in the city’s burgeoning Seaport area. Led by the writing non-profit Grub Street, the group’s proposal got a boost this week with the announcement of a $2 million grant from the Calderwood Charitable Foundation should their plan be approved.
- GrubStreet’s plan for narrative arts center advances, The Boston Globe, March 2018. “Eve Bridburg, GrubStreet executive director, said in an e-mail that the team’s bid recently got a boost with the announcement of a $2 million grant from the Calderwood Foundation, to be received if the GrubStreet bid is accepted.”
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