The September 2019 edition of "Writing Life Essentials," a monthly hand-curated list of contests, grants, scholarships, submissions calls, and awards, with a focus on opportunities that are at least one of the following: local, free to apply, and/or committed to celebrating and supporting writers from historically marginalized communities. We do the research, so you have more time for what matters: the writing
September 3, 2019 | Maura Intemann
“For me, all of life’s drama is contained in the emotional struggle between two people”: A Conversation with Jeanne Blasberg
Jeanne Blasberg’s new novel, The Nine, hot off the presses in August 2019, is a compelling mother-son story and a campus novel and a coming-of-age- tale and a gripping mystery all wrapped up in one. The follow-up to her award-winning debut novel, Eden, Blasberg’s new book was written and revised at GrubStreet
Do you have a teen writer in your life? Let them know about our free YAWP Saturday sessions, coming back this fall! Our teen workshops cover a variety of topics such as fiction, memoir, slam poetry, and much more.
Check our classes for the next FREE YAWP Saturday Session take place on Saturday, September 21st:
- Unpacking the Poetry Toolkit with Marlon Carey
- Trick or Treat: Writing Horror & Dark Fantasy with Jess Mann
- Your Adventure, Your Way: Stories with Multiple Endings with Drew Jameson
Love to write but don't have anywhere to get feedback on your work? Want to meet fellow writers and work under the guidance of published authors? GrubStreet is here to help! Drop by our Providence Open House on Monday, September 9th for drinks, snacks, and the answers to your questions about all things GrubStreet. New or future grubbies can get to know GrubStreet, hear about upcoming fall classes in Providence, and mingle with fellow students and writers. Grub Providence coordinator Ethan Gilsdorf and other instructors will be on hand to discuss your writing goals and recommend ...
There's still time to apply to Advanced Revision Strategies: Fiction with instructor Shubha Sunder.
In this class, writers will dive deep into the process of taking apart a draft: figuring out what exactly is at the heart of your story; how to deepen characters and tighten narrative; how to distinguish between necessary and unnecessary detail.