Julio the Pool Boy and 12 Other Lessons from the Field: How We're Building a More Inclusive Writing Center


About a year ago, GrubStreet staffers Jonathan Escoffery and Sarah Colwill-Brown held a focus group with six students of color to find out more about their experiences in Grub classrooms and within our community at large. The group met in the evening in our small conference room overlooking the Boston Common. A large poster created by a locally famous ad man hung above the table

March 15, 2017 | Eve Bridburg

The Workshop

Meet a Grubbie: Heather Wells Peterson

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 new Grub instructor Heather Wells Peterson. Heather's short fiction and essays have appeared in Subtropics, American Short Fiction, Lit Hub, Bellevue Literary Review, and The Collagist, among others. She is currently submitting her first novel to publishers, and has just finished writing her second.   

March 14, 2017 | GrubWrites

Meet a Grubbie

Best of the Web 03/13/17

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.


Combine your love for books and travelling with this bucket list of the most beautiful libraries in the world. From Ireland to India, these breathtaking bookshelves will blow any bibliophile's mind.

"15 Of The Most Beautiful Libraries In The World"


No life is unplundered by loss, so when grief comes, find consolation from some of humanity's greatest minds and largest spirits. Collected here are words of comfort and compassion from Albert ...

March 13, 2017 | GrubWrites


Vol. 1: Mary C. Curtis Writes Because the Problem is Not "Fake News"

 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

March 9, 2017 | GrubWrites

The Writing Life

Passage Analysis

The safety gate in our front hallway had been obsolete for a while – my three-year old had figured out how to unlock it by herself, and for the past few months we’d been primarily using it as a drying rack for wet mittens.


When I finally got around to disassembling it last week, my daughters treated it like the fall of the Berlin Wall and celebrated with some prolonged butt-wiggling

March 8, 2017 | Ben Berman

The Writing Life