YAWP Summer 2019 Playlist Series: In the Garage

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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

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Welcome Our YAWP Working in the Arts Fellows! 

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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 ...

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YAWP Summer 2019 Playlist Series: Old Town Road

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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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Short Story Incubator Deadline Approaching

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Take your fiction to the next level with GrubStreet's Short Story Incubator! Apply now for a deep revision of your work and an introduction to the publishing world. Don't let the deadline sneak by you--be sure to submit your application by Monday, July 15th!

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YAWP Summer 2019 Playlist Series: The Best of Times

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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 Holly Thompson, author of the verse novels Falling into the Dragon’s Mouth, The Language Inside and Orchards, the novel Ash and picture books Twilight Chant, One Wave at a Time, and The Wakame Gatherers.



In our summer YAWP class Making Motion Poems, we'll be combining poetry and video using whatever smartphone or tablet tools we have to create moving poems. We ...

June 13, 2019 | Holly Thompson

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