Best of the Web 10/09/17

Thrice a month, we feature our favorite literary links. As ever, we promise: You’ll ruminate. You'll ponder. You won’t get any writing done.

From The Awl, Bryan Washington discusses the "autofiction" assumption authors of color face in "Based on a True Story."

October 9, 2017 | GrubWrites


20 Years On, Grub's Still Write Down the Street


For the first eight years of our existence, GrubStreet workshops met in a variety of places—in Hebrew School classrooms, church attics, coffee houses, art galleries, pubs, and Montessori schools, among other places—in Brookline, Boston, Cambridge, and Somerville. It wasn’t always easy to manage these spaces. The fire alarm often went off at the Temple in Brookline late at night, the massive church doors on Newbury Street in Boston had to be kept locked, meaning the teacher would have to climb down three flights if a student arrived late

October 5, 2017 | Eve Bridburg

The Workshop

Is it Crass for Writers to Worry About Pleasing Their Readers?

By Katrin Schumann

I was on the phone in my office, scanning my bookshelves and chatting when my eye stopped on Leo Benedictus' book THE AFTERPARTY. He's a British writer, not well known in the US. I admire him for his witty, powerful, original writing; I aspire to that kind of authority combined with fun in my own writing. 

"Ah, yes," I thought. "Leo with the great last name. Wonder what you're up to?"

October 4, 2017 | Katrin Schumann

Meet a Grubbie: Michele Cubelli Harris

GrubStreet runs on coffee, printer ink, and community. This series features just some of the Grubbies who make our community strong. In this edition, meet Michele Cubelli Harris, current student in the Memoir Incubator and a 2017 Pauline Scheer Fellow. Michele has worked as a counselor in higher education and mental health agencies for the past 20 years. She overcame many obstacles to earn her bachelor and master’s degrees as a single parent, as well as her advanced graduate degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling, from Lesley University. A cancer-survivor, Michele has turned that very personal and life-changing experience into ...

October 3, 2017 | GrubWrites

Meet a Grubbie

Best of Boston: What’s Happening in October?

Welcome to the October 2017 edition of "Best of Boston," filled to the brim with literary goodness to add to your calendar. Take a peek at Grub's assemblage of all the most exciting events going on around town next month.

October 2, 2017 | GrubWrites

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