What Makes a Good Workshop Citizen?

Writers often say that the workshop experience is crucial in developing their art. Creating a vibrant and productive workshop is not a matter of luck — there are things we can all do to be better workshop citizens. For this special edition of Sound Skeins, we asked a selection of the dedicated writers, authors, and instructors in our community what we should all be doing to ensure we become valuable, productive, and responsible members of any writing class

May 23, 2019 | Eson Kim

The Workshop

Lit Boston: What's Happening in June?

In the June 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.



Transnational Series Presents: Abbigail N. Rosewood in conversation with Mira T. Lee

Hannah Levinson

Grub News The Writing Life

Memoir Generator Open House 5/30

Thinking of applying to the Memoir Generator? We're hosting an informal Q&A session with instructor Michelle Seaton on Thursday, May 30th, from 6:00-7:30 pm at GrubStreet HQ. We'll answer any questions you have about the Generator, including the workload, the application process, what the program does and doesn’t entail, the schedule, the philosophy behind our approach, and anything else you have on your mind. Register here

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Grub News

In Defense of Cluelessness

Author Spencer Wise on the importance of getting lost in your writing and how not to squelch the vital energy of your work.  




Last month, I found myself teaching a session at GrubStreet, where I’d taken my first fiction workshop almost two decades earlier

May 17, 2019 | Spencer Wise

Craft Advice

What I’ve Learned about Writing from Movies

GrubStreet Instructor, Ben Berman, discusses how we must learn to shift between different mindsets throughout the writing process.

My five-year-old is obsessed with Kung Fu Panda – though the scratches all over my neck are not from her best impersonation of Tigress but because every time we try to watch the movie she gets so scared that she clutches onto me for dear life.

May 8, 2019 | Ben Berman

Craft Advice The Writing Life