Best of Boston: What’s Happening in August?

Welcome to the August 2017 edition of "Best of Boston," filled to the brim with literary goodness to add to your calendar. Take a peek at Grub's assemblage of all the most exciting events going on around town next month.

August 7, 2017 | GrubWrites

Events News

Why Are Boston Writers Special? They'll Tell You What They Know

Groups of writers can be competitive, cagey, and unwilling to share what they know, but when Grub Instructor Jonathan Escoffery came to Boston, he found the supportive community he'd been looking for. Teen writers can catch Jonathan in person on Saturday, October 21st, in his YAWP class, Publishing Your Short Work: Submission Tips to Get Your Work Out There! This essay was originally published by The Writers' Room of Boston, where Jonathan is the 2017 Ivan Gold Fellow.

 

When I arrived in Boston three years ago, it was my second cross-country move as an adult. The first took me ...

August 4, 2017 | Jonathan Escoffery

The Writing Life

Moving Past Escapee's Guilt

August 3, 2017 | GrubWrites

The Writing Life

Catching an Agent or Editor’s Attention: What's the Secret?

By Katrin Schumann

This spring, a new writer—let’s call her Sharon—sent out dozens of queries for her novel and received zero response. Nothing, not even a single no thanks. She contacted me to ask if I could help with her query letter. Understandably, she thought there might be a secret to writing a query that would catch an agent's attention, and she'd missed it.

August 2, 2017 | Katrin Schumann

Craft Advice

Meet a Grubbie: Ethan Gilsdorf

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 Grub Instructor Ethan GilsdorfYou can catch Ethan in person this September, in his twelve-week class, Writing and Publishing the Risky Narrative Personal Essay, or online, in 6 Weeks, 6 Op-Eds, both of which begin on Tuesday, September 12th. If you're ready for the next level, check out Ethan's Master Narrative Personal Essay course, beginning Thursday, September 14th.

 

What favorite book of yours was made into a movie, which did you like ...

August 1, 2017 | Ethan Gilsdorf

Meet a Grubbie