August 23rd -- Happy Hour Writing Session

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Join us for another Happy Hour Writing Session at Grub HQ on Friday, August 23rd from 5:30pm-6:30pm! Meet writers and get your creative juices flowing. Free drinks (beer, coffee, water) and snacks will be provided. No RSVP required.

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Grub News

News on the Move: Poets, Podcasts, and more Programmatic Updates

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How many exclamation points can one post hold? Read on to find out as GrubStreet's Founder and Executive Director, Eve Bridburg, shares programmatic news and other exciting updates on our move to the Seaport.


Dearest fellow grubbies,

Happy summer from the busiest GrubStreet August on record.  Our literary dream team (read: the hardworking and talented GrubStreet staff) continues to juggle their “normal” work with the demands of funding, designing, and building our new home

Eve Bridburg

Grub News

Master Class Applications Due Soon! Apply Before 8/23

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There's still time to apply for our advanced workshops starting this fall. The application deadline is Friday, August 23rd for the following classes: 

Sean Van Deuren

Grub News

Fall 2019 Open House and Showcase 8/20

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Love to write but don't have anywhere to get feedback on your work? Want to meet fellow writers and work under the guidance of published authors?

Drop by our Open House and Showcase on Tuesday, August 20th for drinks, snacks, and the answers to your questions about all things GrubStreet.

Sean Van Deuren

Grub News

The Importance of Flexible Thinking

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In this post, GrubStreet instructor Ben Berman discusses how learning to think flexibly can help us be more creative.

 

 

Flexible thinking refers to our ability to shift or reframe how we are thinking about an idea.

When psychologists measure one’s aptitude for creativity, they often focus on this aspect of thinking. How many uses can you find for a brick? they ask, before grading the responses based on fluency, originality, flexibility and elaboration.

August 14, 2019 | Ben Berman

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