Memoir Generator Open House 5/30

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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

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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

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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

In Conversation: Grub Authors Christopher Castellani & Rachel Barenbaum

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We always knew the GrubStreet community was bursting with talent, but the stars have recently aligned to bring more book publications between 2018 and 2019 than ever before from students, instructors, staff and other members of the community. That’s why they’re keeping a running list and celebrating by curating a series of conversations between Grubbie authors with new books

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Grub News Interviews

May 2019 Top Picks: Opportunities for Writers

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The May 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 memorial-day-weekend trip planning. That matters too.

May 2, 2019 | Hannah Levinson

The Writing Life