Write Down the Street at JP Porchfest!

On Saturday, July 8th, spoken word artists and musicians came together at Egleston Community Orchard for JP Porchfest 2017. At the world famous event, students from GrubStreet's Write Down the Street program captivated the audience with their extraordinary talents. We thank the Boston Public Library and our generous donors for helping make this community program possible. 

July 13, 2017 | Denise Delgado

Misremembering Stones

July 13, 2017 | GrubWrites

Read The Writing Life

Learning to Trust the Contrary

My four-year-old asks me to fill her water bottle with really, really, really cold water. She likes her water on the rocks. Or, perhaps better said, she likes her rocks with a splash of water.


I’m on my ninth ice cube when I notice that she is doing the pee-pee dance – legs crossed, hopping as she shifts her weight from side to side, as though she’s practicing for Riverdance.

July 12, 2017 | Ben Berman

Craft Advice The Writing Life

Meet a Grubbie: Ashley Wong

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 Grub instructor Ashley Wong. Ashley's poems have been published or are forthcoming in Prairie Schooner, Crab Orchard Review, Salamander, Image, Fugue, Poetry International, and the 2011 Montreal Global Poetry Anthology

July 11, 2017 | GrubWrites

Meet a Grubbie

Best of the Web 07/10/17

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


In the Huffington Post, Poet and teacher Tara Skurtu isn't sure creative writing can be taught. But she does think teachers can make a space for students to see "beyond their conscious and unconscious limits."

July 10, 2017 | GrubWrites