Meet a Grubbie: Nadia Colburn

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 Nadia ColburnNadia is the founding editor at Anchor, a spirituality and social justice magazine

April 18, 2017 | GrubWrites

Meet a Grubbie

Best of the Web 04/17/17

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.


We know that staying motivated and inspired is hard, but don't give up yet! Instead of waiting to make the creative changes you need in your life, you can start right now with the help of these books that go beyond your typical self-help tomes. 

April 17, 2017 | GrubWrites


Denise Delgado on Building a New Writing Community

After the success of our first free multi-week creative writing classes earlier this year, we’re thrilled to announce that we've added more FREE multi week classes! Our Write Down the Street/Autores de la Vuelta program brings free creative writing sessions to branches of the Boston Public Library in Dorchester and Roxbury. With the beginning of a new multi-week class approaching, Grub Instructor and Neighborhood Program Fellow Denise Delgado  shares insight on the program and what her experience has been like so far. Crónicas y cuentos: a bilingual creative writing workshop starts Monday ...

April 14, 2017 | GrubWrites


Vol. 6: Writing to Understand the World Around Us

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

April 13, 2017 | GrubWrites

The Writing Life

Portraits of a Young Artist

My six-year-old is at the art table, drawing pictures of sunflowers when the tormented spirit of Van Gogh suddenly swoops in and possesses her body.


I can’t work with these lousy crayons, she yells.


I sit down next to her and explain that it’s the process not the product that matters, that when we slow down and take the time to observe something carefully, we move from passive absorption, as Maria Konnikova tells us, to active awareness.

April 12, 2017 | Ben Berman

The Writing Life