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"The Hardest Job You'll Never Get Paid For": A Conversation with Cottonmouths Author Kelly J. Ford

Novel Incubator graduate and Grub Instructor Kelly J. Ford's searing debut novel, Cottonmouths, has just hit the shelves. After spending a feverish night inhaling this unputdownable story about love and meth in the rural South, GrubWrites Editor and fellow Novel Incubator alum Sarah Colwill-Brown couldn't wait to sit down with Kelly for a chat about the pains and pleasures of novel writing, navigating the publishing industry, and the scary prospect of writing about home. Cottonmouths follows Emily Skinner, a young college drop out forced to return home to small town Arkansas after losing her scholarship. Back under ...

August 10, 2017 | Sarah Colwill-Brown


Getting it Out On Paper Begins the Healing Process: An Interview with Brookview House CEO Deborah Hughes

July 27, 2017 | Eve Bridburg

Interviews The Workshop

Rejection, Truth-Making, and a Narrative Stegosaurus: a Conversation with Alexandria Marzano-Lesnevich

After four years of serving as the founding instructor of GrubStreet’s Memoir Incubator, Alexandria Marzano-Lesnevich is set to launch her memoir, The Fact of a Body, tomorrow (May 16th) at Harvard Book Store

May 15, 2017 | Alison Murphy


The Core of this Story has Been Inside Me All My Life: A Conversation with Author Jeanne Blasberg

Jeanne Blasberg’s debut, Eden, is a sweeping historical novel covering four generations of women in the Meister Fitzpatrick clan. Largely set in an exclusive beachside community, Eden explores what happens when affluence is lost and secrets are revealed. Blasberg gives readers a rare and fascinating multigenerational view of the patterns that are passed on from one generation to the next, revealing the traumas we can heal from and those we can’t

April 25, 2017 | Eve Bridburg


Denise Delgado on Building a New Writing Community

After the success of our first free multi-week creative writing classes earlier this year, we’re thrilled to announce that we've added more FREE multi week classes! Our Write Down the Street/Autores de la Vuelta program brings free creative writing sessions to branches of the Boston Public Library in Dorchester and Roxbury. With the beginning of a new multi-week class approaching, Grub Instructor and Neighborhood Program Fellow Denise Delgado  shares insight on the program and what her experience has been like so far. Crónicas y cuentos: a bilingual creative writing workshop starts Monday ...

April 14, 2017 | GrubWrites