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This fall, GrubStreet is thrilled to announce a new neighborhood initiative, Write Down the Street/Autores de la Vuelta, which brings free creative writing sessions to branches of the Boston Public Library in Dorchester and Roxbury. Marketing and Community Engagement Manager Sarah Colwill-Brown sat down with Jennifer De Leon and Denise Delgado, Grub instructors and Neighborhood Program Fellows, to chat about the future of the program and why it matters.
October 6, 2016 | Colwill Brown
Spanning eight generations, three centuries, and two countries, Yaa Gyasi's debut novel Homegoing, released today, has already been commended by literary figures from Ta-Nehisi Coates to Roxane Gay
June 7, 2016 | Colwill Brown
GrubStreet Artistic Director Chris Castellani's The Art of Perspective (Graywolf) debuted early this year to critical acclaim for his insightful examination of the writer's perpetual point-of-view problem. Commended by the Boston Globe as "a master class — in 140 pages — on how various narrative strategies make novels tick," Castellani's book is "a modest, gracefully written meditation on creativity and craft," writes Kirkus Reviews
May 18, 2016 | Colwill Brown
Heralded by Publishers Weekly as a "fully realized depiction of how art and life inform each other," Omar Musa's debut novel, Here Come the Dogs, follows three restless young immigrants in small-town Australia in what the Los Angeles Times calls "a searing coming-of-age story that tackles race and masculine identity, dislocation and disempowerment." Musa appeared at Harvard Book Store in March to read from his explosive debut, and I caught up with him recently to talk politics, hip-hop, and role of the storyteller. Plus, click the audio track to find out how to spell "fuck" in Australian.
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May 16, 2016 | Colwill Brown
Praised by Kirkus Reviews as "a rare honest story about love, ambition, and compromise," Theresa Rebeck's new novel, I'm Glad About You, follows the lives of two former high school sweethearts — one, an aspiring actress determined to make it big in New York; the other, a deeply religious doctor who never left the Midwest