Visit GrubStreet's New Space on September 19th

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Get your hard hats ready! Before construction begins, we're hosting our first public preview of GrubStreet's new space with special guest Mayor Martin J. Walsh on Thursday, September 19th from 3:30pm - 5:30pm. Join the GrubStreet community and be among the first to tour our raw space, meet our architectural firm, and hear from the Mayor and other members of the GrubStreet community about our vision for creating an arts space for everyone. 

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Upcoming Fall Seminars

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As summer slowly comes to an end, we’re welcoming foliage, pumpkin season, and writing in a wool sweater with open arms. Don't miss out on these upcoming 3-hour seminars and 6-hour weekend workshops: 

 

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October 29th: Next Craft on Draft

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Craft on Draft is a reading series created and managed by alumni of GrubStreet's Novel Incubator program and devoted to great fiction—and the mechanics behind it. Three authors read and discuss their work, plus that of one lucky audience member. So grab a drink, a page of your own writing, and come craft your own draft.

 

Next Craft on Draft

Tuesday, October 29, 2019 

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The Importance of Embracing Contradictions

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In this post, Ben Berman looks at the importance of embracing contradictions and mixed emotions when writing poems.

 

 

Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi, the great researcher of creativity, has written a lot about conflict and dialectical tensions in his research on creative personality traits. In his study of some of the most eminent creators of the 20th Century (Nobel Prize winners in every field of study), he found that many of these people shared what he called antithetical traits, and he grouped these into ten categories

 

According to Csikszentmihalyi, creative people often exhibit these paradoxical traits – they ...

September 11, 2019 | Ben Berman

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September 25th: FREE Brown Bag Lunch Writing Series

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Do you work downtown and want to fit some writing into your day? Or do you have a schedule that gives you free afternoons instead of evenings? Join our FREE Brown Bag Lunch Writing Series.

Bring your lunch and come on over to GrubStreet on Wednesday, September 25th from 12:30pm-1:15pm. For 45 minutes, you’ll meet fellow writers and get your creative juices flowing with some cool writing exercises. Led by one of our award-winning instructors or ambassadors.

Best of all, you’ll leave lunch with some new ideas to ponder for the rest of your day and beyond. No need to RSVP ...

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