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Last winter, at a packed open mic in Cambridge, I watched a young girl of Turkish descent stumble on stage. Glancing between the sheets of paper in her shaky hands and the audience, she lost her composure as she recounted a conversation with her father, earlier that day, about her safety as a Muslim. She explained that, yes, she was crying because she no longer felt safe, but mainly it was the pain she registered in her father’s face that made her sad
August 17, 2016 | Eve Bridburg
Spearheaded in part by GrubStreet's Eve Bridburg, the Boston Literary Cultural District was founded in 2014 to provide a window into Boston's literary history through tours and events. Now the LCD has a new Director: Grub Instructor Alysia Abbott. This week, Eve and Alysia got together to talk writing communities, Alysia's award-winning book, Fairyland: A Memoir of My Father, and historic literary sites that might surprise the modern Bostonian.
August 5, 2016 | Eve Bridburg
It’s hard for me to wrap my head around the notion that GrubStreet will be twenty next year. I was twenty-nine when I put $400 on my credit card to produce our first flyer advertising two fiction workshops. Next year, I’ll be just shy of fifty. My two children, babies in the early days who crawled through the legs of our first volunteers during gatherings in my living room, will both be in high school. This summer, my daughter, for the second year running, will ride the T into the city with her friend Molly to take classes with ...
May 6, 2016 | Eve Bridburg
I always get exited when publishing innovations place more information, creative control, or financial ownership in the hands of writers. With something called "Author Control," Vook is helping writers get a handle on a host of sales data. Vook, for those of you new to the company, publishes e-books which combine text, video and links to the internet. They partner with traditional publishers, and they also offer self-publishing services. This latest product is for writers with self-published titles.
March 21, 2014 | Eve Bridburg
In October I traveled to Books in Browsers, a small gathering of mainly designers and developers working in the Internet publishing space. The conference was in San Francisco at the very cool Internet Archive. At this summit, I quickly learned, craft isn’t about plot or character, but line spacing, typography, and navigation; authoring is about writing code or developing programs not creating narrative. With this crowd, the frustration with eBooks stemmed from the basic, unimaginative and just plain ugly interfaces of most reading devices, rather than a nagging worry about how they’d change the world for authors and ...