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Literary v.s. Genre: Beyond Categorization

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Join us for a conversation, lecture, and Q+A with authors Caroline Woods and Dariel Suarez.

So much of the writing world, especially when it comes to the marketplace, is driven or defined by labels and categories. As writers, how much of it should we worry about? How can we freely and creatively develop our projects without ignoring the realities of the publishing world? How can we get past the constraints of what’s supposed to be “literary” and infuse genre into our writing in ways that layer and improve it?

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Next Week at Grub: August 15th – August 21st

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In addition to online (Zoom and On Demand) classes below, GrubStreet will also be hosting limited in-person short classes and events at our new space in the Seaport this summer. To see the full list of all our steps in response to Covid-19, including updates about our space and events click here

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What Makes a Great Writing Prompt?

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Author and GrubStreet Instructor Kayleigh Shoen shares her guidelines for a great writing prompt. You can learn more in Kayleigh’s FREE upcoming seminar, Short and Sweet: Fiction Generator, in-person at our Seaport location on August 27th.

 

 

Recently, I was watching a TV show in which an astronaut climbed out of his spaceship to make a repair. As I looked at the tiny cord that prevented him from floating off into the endless emptiness of space, I thought, hey, I know that feeling.

Writing prompts have saved me from the infinite abyss of the blank doc more times than …

Kayleigh Shoen

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Upcoming Free Writing Sessions

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Sometimes there isn't time for a workshop, and that's okay! Try one of our free writing sessions—get inspired, meet other writers, and get a few sentences on the page.

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