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The Joy of the Question: Studying the Novel

All the discussion around Grub’s Novel Incubator program has prompted me to reflect on the path I took in writing my own books. In particular, I’ve been thinking about how my frustration with the process led me to push for a way Grub Street could give novelists a deeper educational experience than I had.

I started my book after I finished my MFA

February 8, 2012 | Christopher Castellani

Teaching the Novel

In the weeks since I was quoted in John Stazinski’s excellent article, “A Novel Approach,” in the January/February 2012 Poets and Writers, a number of students and colleagues have asked me to elaborate on my comments about the specific needs of novel students and the role MFA programs play in shaping novelists

January 3, 2012 | Christopher Castellani

Muse and the Marketplace 2012 Keynote Speaker Confirmed

You heard it here first! Grub Street's tradition of top-flight keynote speakers at the annual Muse and the Marketplace literary conference continues. We are proud to announce that the incomparable Julia Alvarez -- author of over 21 novels, essays, books for young readers and poetry -- will address the conference over lunch on Sunday, May 6, 2012. Ms. Alvarez will have just published her newest book in April 2012, a work of non-fiction about a friend's wedding in Haiti that takes Julia there before and after the earthquake

September 1, 2011 | Christopher Castellani

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