How Cleaning the Fridge is like Revising a Poem

In this post, GrubStreet Instructor Ben Berman uses the occasion of cleaning out a fridge to discuss the differences between editing and revising.

 

 

It always begins with that little old cup of leftover beans that’s not quite moldy but on its way or the container of mac ’n cheese that wouldn’t fail the sniff test, per se, but you could use the Tupperware.

April 10, 2019 | Ben Berman

The Writing Life

Snapshots of a Book Launch: Part 1

What's launching your book really like? 


By Katrin Schumann

Your first event is with a panel of authors in front of a crowd of 200 people. You buy new lipstick and pray your voice doesn’t quiver.

The alarm rings at 5am. The Uber doesn’t turn up. On the road late!

Within three days of your book launch, you catch a cold and lose your voice. It's so bad that you have to postpone your big radio interview.

April 9, 2019 | Katrin Schumann

Books & Reading

April Short Classes

Ahh, April. The birds are singing, flowers are blooming, and new short classes are springing up at GrubStreet. Take a look at some of this month's exciting offerings:

April 8th, 12th & 13th

Hannah Levinson

Grub News

April 2019 Top Picks: Opportunities for Writers

The April 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. Or, the stopping to smell the flowers. That matters too.

March 29, 2019 | Hannah Levinson

The Writing Life

Lit Boston: What's Happening in April?

In the April 2019 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 literary happenings.

 

Jericho Brown: Poetry Reading

March 29, 2019 | Hannah Levinson

The Writing Life