In the November 2018 edition of "Best of Boston," we bring you our top Boston lit events this month, curated from the Boston Literary District's event calendar, an essential source of literary happenings.
This month at DeadDarlings, we spoke to two graduates of the Novel Incubator program—Belle Brett and Stephanie Gayle. They told us all about their recently published novels and the craft lessons from class and life that they applied to their books.
Belle Brett’s debut novel, Gina in the Floating World follows twenty-something American expatriate Dorothy Falwell’s unplanned reinvention from bank intern to bar hostess in 1980’s Tokyo. According to Kirkus Review, “Brett’s engaging and compulsively readable debut traces one woman’s erotic coming-of-age in a frank, intelligent manner… A sharply observed and unforgettable debut.”
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October 17, 2018 | The Editors at Dead Darlings
In the "Books that Made You" series, we're taking a look at the books that made us who we are. Bravery is on our minds in the wake of Dr. Christine Blasey Ford's courageous testimony—where it comes from, how it surges and supports us, the doors it opens. Bravery can be contagious, and we need it now in order to speak up, to defend ourselves and others, and to move forward together into a better future
We often think of gifted writers as people born with natural talent. But in this post, GrubStreet Instructor Ben Berman explores whether being gifted is more a matter of aptitude or attitude.
There is an exit off the Mass Pike where cars merge from so many lanes at once that driving feels like the physical manifestation of writer’s block.
October 10, 2018 | Ben Berman
We always knew the GrubStreet community was bursting with talent, but the stars have recently aligned to bring more book publications between 2018 and 2019 than we’ve ever seen before from our students, instructors, staff and other members of the community. Just how many new books? So many we’ve lost track! That’s why we’re keeping a running list below and celebrating all the amazing work coming out of our community by throwing a party, Grub Gone...POP, on November 3rd, curating a series of conversations between Grubbie authors with new books on our blog, sharing book news and events, and ...