Rules for Writing Good Fiction

By Katrin Schumann

In the most recent New Yorker, Teddy Wayne wrote an article called “Eight Rules for Writing Fiction.” Wayne has written three novels (one which has been optioned by HBO) and Kirkus Reviews said of him: “A spectacular stylist, Wayne is deeply empathetic toward his characters, but—brutally and brilliantly—he refuses to either defend or excuse them.” 

July 3, 2019 | Katrin Schumann

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Grub’s Executive Director Named 2019 Barr Foundation Fellow

 

We’re proud to announce that our very own Founder and Executive Director, Eve Bridburg, has been named a Barr Foundation Fellow.  The Fellowship’s purpose is to celebrate exceptional leaders and to cultivate a network of civic leaders committed to our city.  

Sean Van Deuren

Grub News

YAWP Summer 2019 Playlist Series: In the Garage

In anticipation of 75-degree-or-higher weather, endless waffle cones of ice cream, and later curfews, we’ve asked teen instructors to describe their upcoming teen class as a pop song. Our first instructor in our YAWP Summer Playlist series is Ethan Gilsdorf, author of Fantasy Freaks and Gaming Geeks: An Epic Quest for Reality Among Role Players, Online Gamers, and Other Dwellers of Imaginary Realms



If my class Storytelling with Dungeons & Dragons was a pop song, it would have to be Weezer's "In the Garage." Why? Well, just listen to the opening lyrics to the song:


"I've got a ...

June 20, 2019 | Ethan Gilsdorf

The Writing Life

Welcome Our YAWP Working in the Arts Fellows! 

Every year, hundreds of talented teen writers participate in our Young Adult Writers Program (YAWP). Many of them are ideal candidates for jobs in the literary arts, yet paid internships and fellowships that offer direct industry experience can be hard to find. GrubStreet wanted to create more career development pathways for passionate and capable teens--an investment in a stronger literary landscape now and in the future.  

GrubStreet’s Working in the Arts Summer Fellows will be vital parts of our summer season program team ...

Eson Kim

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YAWP Summer 2019 Playlist Series: Old Town Road

In anticipation of 75-degree-or-higher weather, endless waffle cones of ice cream, and later curfews, we’ve asked teen instructors to describe their upcoming teen class as a pop song. Our next instructor in our YAWP Summer Playlist series is Emmanuel Oppong-Yeboah, associate editor at Pizza Pi Press, and the reviews editor at Winter Tangerine.



My class is most def “Old Town Road.” I mean, it's obvious. Talking Back Through Writing is weird, genre-defying, and undeniably bumps. I mean, what else can I say, we got the horses in the back, we gonna write till we can't no more ...

June 18, 2019 | Emmanuel Oppong-Yeboah

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