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Teens Speak Out: How Grub's Teen Programs Give Voice to Young Writers

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At this year's Muse and the Marketplace Conference, teen YAWP fellow Ruth Ballard spoke to the Muse Keynote audience about what GrubStreet's teen programs mean to her and why they are important for all teen writers. Visit our teen pages to find out more about how you can support our #writethefuture campaign and keep these vital programs free for all teens. Here is Ruth's speech, in full. 


The first time I came to GrubStreet, I was nothing short of terrified. My mother practically dragged me to their front door step, refusing to take “no” for an answer. At …
June 8, 2015 | Ruth Ballard

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