Welcome Our YAWP Working in the Arts Fellows! 

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Every year, hundreds of talented teen writers participate in our Young Adult Writers Program (YAWP). Many of them are ideal candidates for jobs in the literary arts, yet paid internships and fellowships that offer direct industry experience can be hard to find. GrubStreet wanted to create more career development pathways for passionate and capable teens--an investment in a stronger literary landscape now and in the future.  

GrubStreet’s Working in the Arts Summer Fellows will be vital parts of our summer season program team ...

Eson Kim

Grub News

What Makes a Good Workshop Citizen?

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Writers often say that the workshop experience is crucial in developing their art. Creating a vibrant and productive workshop is not a matter of luck — there are things we can all do to be better workshop citizens. For this special edition of Sound Skeins, we asked a selection of the dedicated writers, authors, and instructors in our community what we should all be doing to ensure we become valuable, productive, and responsible members of any writing class

May 23, 2019 | Eson Kim

The Workshop

Teens #WriteTheFuture at #Muse17

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Already getting excited about next year's The Muse and the Marketplace conference? So are we! Sadly, we still have a ways to go until #Muse18, but in the meantime, we're reliving the highlights from this year's #Muse17. Today, Eson KimGrub's Youth Programs Manager, shares highlights from her time with our 2016-17 crop of teen fellows. 


On May 6th, teen fellows from our Young Adult Writers Program (YAWP) attended GrubStreet’s Muse and the Marketplace conference as special guests for the day. Like many other attendees, they juggled a packed agenda and came out tired but ...

June 8, 2017 | Eson Kim

The Writing Life

Bringing Good Things to the Page and Beyond: An Interview with Kwame Alexander

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New York Times bestselling author Kwame Alexander explains how there’s much more to the writing craft than setting words on a page. It isn’t just a job; it’s a lifestyle where artists give and receive inspiration in a thriving cycle that’s powerful enough to generate positive changes in the world.

January 8, 2016 | Eson Kim


Sound Skeins: Claim Your Space at the Writing Table

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This is a special teen-focused edition of Sound Skeins. If you’re a teen artist who’s felt a little behind or under-supported in developing your craft, with a little grit and tenacity, you can make your way! Claim your space at the writing table.  Get a little advice and inspiration from writer-teachers Jennifer DeLeon and KL Pereira.

October 9, 2015 | Eson Kim

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