GrubStreet Community Survey During Covid-19

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In response to Covid-19, GrubStreet has been exploring new ways to keep our community connected and keep our writers going. This includes fully transitioning all of our classes and some events to remote video conferencing.


As we continue to experiment, we want to hear directly from you about what you want and need from GrubStreet during this time. So we’ve created this short, one-question community survey to give every grubbie the chance to share any ideas you might have about how to keep our community connected. This could include virtual open mics, virtual instructor office hours, virtual writing prompts ...

Mia Narciso

Grub News

What Writers Do in Times of Crisis

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By Katrin Schumann

I sat down to write this post and have now written four openings and ditched them all.

What do writers need to hear in times like this? How can I be helpful to others when that which binds us--our obsessive love of words, books, writing--is overshadowed so universally by our fear of the unknown? 

Do I tell you how to make lemons out of lemondade?* Do I reveal that I'm writing page after page despite the uncertainty and boredom

April 1, 2020 | Katrin Schumann

Books & Reading Craft Advice New Writing The Workshop The Writing Life


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GrubStreet is hosting all upcoming May and June 2020 in-person classes remotely. We’ve decided as an organization that the best thing we can do for our community is to follow the advice of public health experts and participate in the social distancing that’s recommended to help slow the spread of Coronavirus. 

Sean Van Deuren

Grub News

April 2020 Top Picks: Opportunities for Writers

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The April 2020 edition of "Writing Life Essentials," a monthly hand-curated list of contests, grants, scholarships, submissions calls, and awards, with a focus on opportunities that are local, free to apply, and/or committed to celebrating and supporting writers from historically marginalized communities. We do the research, so you have more time for what matters: the writing. Or, preparing April Fool’s jokes. That’s important too.

March 26, 2020 | Mia Narciso

The Writing Life

Research While Writing: Handle With Care!

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By Katrin Schumann

Today, March 4, is the official Boston launch of my second novel, This Terrible Beauty. It's a momentous occasion for me for many reasons, not least of which is that I feel proud of finding what I think is the right balance between fact and fiction.

What I mean is, I had so, so, SO much material for this book

Katrin Schumann

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