Rejection, Truth-Making, and a Narrative Stegosaurus: a Conversation with Alexandria Marzano-Lesnevich

After four years of serving as the founding instructor of GrubStreet’s Memoir Incubator, Alexandria Marzano-Lesnevich is set to launch her memoir, The Fact of a Body, tomorrow (May 16th) at Harvard Book Store

May 15, 2017 | Alison Murphy

Interviews

Best of the Web 05/15/17

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.

 

A recent study shows that the literary genre you prefer can reveal--or shape--your sense of what is ethical. 

"You Are What You Read"

May 15, 2017 | GrubWrites

Procrastinate

On Winning and Losing

My daughters had been playing quietly for a good ten minutes, which is always cause for alarm.

 

After following a trail of graham cracker crumbs, I finally found them in the bathroom with my three-year-old on the potty and my six-year-old sitting on the floor in front of her – the two of them holding hands, rocking back and forth, singing row, row, row your boat.

May 10, 2017 | Ben Berman

The Writing Life

Best of the Web 05/08/17

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.

 

Lewis Dartnell from Lit Hub discusses what reasons aliens might possibly have to visit Earth and how these possibilities are a great way of exploring the core themes of the science of astrobiology.

May 8, 2017 | GrubWrites

Procrastinate

Vol. 11: Writing to Find Meaning

In the lead up to last year's Muse and the Marketplace conference, we produced a series that explored the experience of working in a dominantly white industry as a person of color

May 6, 2017 | GrubWrites

The Writing Life