Writing as Renovation: An Evening With Celeste Ng

In late August, members and friends of the GrubStreet Writers of Color Group met with award-winning author Celeste Ng to talk craft, process, and publishing. Celeste's debut novelEverything I Never Told You, has won multiple awards and was a New York Times bestseller, Amazon's #1 Best Book of 2014, and on the Best Book of the Year lists of over a dozen outlets. Her second novel, Little Fires Everywhere, was released on Tuesday. Writers of Color Group members Kayti Lahsaiezadeh and Shirley Jones Luke reflect on the experience.


Members of GrubStreet's ...
September 14, 2017 | GrubWrites

The Writing Life

Don't Let the Pigeon Drive the Dream

My daughters have been obsessed lately with the soundtrack to Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat.


And though I’ve grown tired of it looping endlessly on repeat, the English teacher in me loves to sing along whenever the narrator croons to young Joseph: If you can interpret you will go far. If you can interpret you’ll be a star.


September 13, 2017 | Ben Berman

The Writing Life

Meet a Grubbie: Rani Neutill

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 Rani Neutill, current student in the Memoir Incubator and a 2017 Pauline Scheer Fellow. Prior to her work as a writer, Rani was a professor of English Literature at institutions such as Harvard, Yale, and Johns Hopkins

September 12, 2017 | GrubWrites

Meet a Grubbie

Best of the Web 09/11/17

Thrice 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.

From EuropeNow Journal,"Prague-Berlin Train," a short story from Grub Instructor Stacy Mattingly. 

September 11, 2017 | GrubWrites


News from DeadDarlings

We were busy greasing the wheels over the last month at the Dead Darlings, and it got it out of some sticky situations. No matter where you are stuck in your story, we've got some advice that might help.

Getting started

Elizabeth Chiles Shelburne turn to comfort items and activities aka loveys when facing a bout of procrastination

September 8, 2017 | The Editors at Dead Darlings

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