Lit Hits: What We're Reading in September

Here at Grub HQ, we're always talking about the novels keeping us up at night, the poems that call to us over our morning coffees, and those un-put-down-able memoirs you'll find us reading while walking through four lanes of traffic [Ed.'s note: all walk-reading is performed by Grub's trained extreme readers; do not try this at home]. Every month, we'll share our staff's latest literary obsessions to add to your own never-ending reading list.

September 15, 2017 | GrubWrites

Read The Writing Life

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