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Countdown to Muse 2021: Small Victories by Dariel Suarez

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The Muse and the Marketplace 2021 is almost here! This year's conference is taking the form of a virtual enhanced writing residency (taking place Wednesday, April 21st - Sunday, April 25th) with new Premium Workshops and the Manuscript Mart (taking place Wednesday, April 28th - Sunday, May 2nd).


This year's conference theme is "Small Victories." We all know what the "big" victories are (landing an agent, snagging a book deal, or getting a flashy award), but this year we aim to celebrate the equally important, tiny, and often unseen victories of our writing lives. In anticipation of the conference, …

April 9, 2021 | Dariel Suarez

"Reparative Writing Should Be Risky": Jess Row talks to Dariel Suarez

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Author of A Kind of Solitude and GrubStreet’s Director of Core Programs and Faculty, Dariel Suarez, recently interviewed author Jess Row about his new book White Flights: Race, Fiction, and the American Imagination, a collection of essays on whiteness in American fiction and culture from the end of the civil rights movement to the present.

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Grub News

"Teaching Involves Learning from Our Students as They Learn from Us": A Conversation with David Mura

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David Mura’s A Stranger’s Journey gives a thoughtful and unequivocal voice to what has been missing from creative writing workshops in the United States: open, honest, and nuanced discussions centered on race, culture, and identity

February 27, 2019 | Dariel Suarez


Writers of Color Finally At the Center of the Conversation

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GrubStreet's Writers of Color group was formed to create a forum for and build community among writers who are underrepresented in the publishing industry. Head of Faculty and Curriculum Dariel Suarez reflects on the group's recent session, "Who Gets to Write What?", a moderated discussion on cultural appropriation. Click here for more information about GrubStreet's Writers of Color Group.

November 4, 2016 | Dariel Suarez

Books & Reading The Writing Life

A Story from Film: How Cinema Can Help the Writer

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While I was attending the MFA program at Boston University, then-director Leslie Epstein required us to visit the Museum of Fine Arts and write a response to a painting of our choosing. He brought an opera excerpt from The Marriage of Figaro to class and played it for us. Lastly, he assigned us to watch Marcel Carné’s cinematic masterpiece Les Enfant du Paradis. Leslie’s philosophy was that a writer should immerse himself in art, especially the kind that has survived the test of time

March 11, 2016 | Dariel Suarez