The Northeasterners Presents GrubStreet with $5,000 Donation at National Convention

BOSTON, MA - On Saturday, June 2 at its 2018 National Convention, the Northeasterners, a social organization for African-American women, awarded GrubStreet’s Young Adult Writers Program (YAWP) with a $5,000 donation. The gift was a part of theNortheasterners' annual charitable donation, which is presented to a local organization in the event host’s city.

The Northeasterners selected YAWP after attending a special reading by GrubStreet’s Teen Summer Fellows last July. “We were so impressed by the youth and GrubStreet’s mission to transform lives through narrative, in particular, young writers of color,” said Deborah Plummer, president of the Boston chapter ...

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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

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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

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What a Poet Can Take from the Muse and the Marketplace

It's never too early to start mentally prepping for next yearMuse and the Marketplace Conference! Get a jump on your #Muse19 strategy with this advice for poets and first-timers from GrubStreet's Development Assistant, Serina Gousby.

May 29, 2018 | Serina Gousby

The Writing Life