Books that Made You a Reader

In the "Books that Made You" series, we're taking a look at the books that made us who we are. To kick off the series, we asked you what book made you a reader. After scrutinizing our highly scientific social media poll, we present to you this non-exhaustive list of Grubbie-approved gateway reads.

 

Because nobody can resist a listicle, we've listed the most popular titles in a crowd-pleasing top five countdown

June 12, 2018 | Sarah Colwill-Brown

Books & Reading The Writing Life

Making Every Word Count: How to Write Short

GrubStreet Instructor and Consultant Cara Benson offers us tips and tricks for writing flash fiction. Learn how to bundle entire worlds or capture vivid moments into 1,000 words or less. Plus, you can work with Cara in person! She'll be teaching Writing Flash: Fiction and Nonfiction on Saturday, June 23rd at Grub HQ.

June 7, 2018 | Cara Benson

Craft Advice

How Much Influence do Authors Have in Designing their Book Covers?

Book covers are supposed to draw readers in and convey the gist of a book. Bottom line: they're important. But how much say do traditionally published authors actually have in their book's cover design? 

 

We famously judge a book by its cover. Nabokov's dark and controversial book Lolita is a great example of how covers can mislead readers (see this New Yorker article)

June 6, 2018 | Katrin Schumann

Books & Reading The Writing Life

New Barr Award will Amplify Narrative Arts in Boston

GrubStreet's Founder and Executive Director, Eve Bridburg, announces GrubStreet's new "ArtsAmplified" grant from the Barr Foundation. We're thrilled to be honored by the Barr among some of Boston's most esteemed arts institutions, and we're looking ahead to the opportunities for Boston writers this generous initiative will make possible.

 

June 5, 2018 | Eve Bridburg

Community

Lit Boston: What’s Happening in June?

In the June 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 bookish happenings.

May 31, 2018 | Info

Events