Best of the Web 06/12/17

Twice 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.


To keep this bookstore in Maine running, Samantha Haskell looked to local farms for inspiration, devising a business plan modelled after “community-supported agriculture” that eventually turned her store into a community-supported bookseller.

June 12, 2017 | GrubWrites


Teens #WriteTheFuture at #Muse17

Already getting excited about next year's The Muse and the Marketplace conference? So are we! Sadly, we still have a ways to go until #Muse18, but in the meantime, we're reliving the highlights from this year's #Muse17. Today, Eson KimGrub's Youth Programs Manager, shares highlights from her time with our 2016-17 crop of teen fellows. 


On May 6th, teen fellows from our Young Adult Writers Program (YAWP) attended GrubStreet’s Muse and the Marketplace conference as special guests for the day. Like many other attendees, they juggled a packed agenda and came out tired but ...

June 8, 2017 | Eson Kim

The Writing Life

One Argument, Two Books, a Magazine Article and a TV Show: How the Hell Does Creativity Work?

By Katrin Schumann

Instead of feeling grateful I was annoyed. My husband and I were wandering among the 18th century gravestones, talking books. 

He was excited. “And then you can have the guy, it’s set in modern times, maybe he’s an international spy or a drug lord or something big, and he’s thinking back on what happened with his mother and that’s how you tell the Ibiza story?”

June 7, 2017 | Katrin Schumann

Craft Advice The Writing Life

Meet a Grubbie: Stephanie K Brownell

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 Stephanie K Brownell. Stephanie has taught at Boston University, the Cambridge Center for Adult Education, The Eliot School, and the Urbano Project

June 6, 2017 | GrubWrites

Meet a Grubbie The Writing Life

Best of Boston: What’s Happening in June?

Welcome to the sixteenth 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.

June 5, 2017 | GrubWrites