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This Love Affair with Boston: It’s Complicated

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Lydia McOscar of the Brookline Booksmith, a booklover's paradise that has called Brookline home since the 1950s, teamed up with Grub to curate a series of personal essays from debut authors connected to our fair city of Boston. In this edition, Katie Bayerl, author of A Psalm for Lost Girls, writes about her turbulent relationship with Boston and the beginning of her writing journey

April 11, 2017 | Info

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"Storytelling is Powerful for its Ability to Show Multiple Perspectives": A Conversation with Jennifer De Leon

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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. The Stories of Your Life with Grub Instructor and Neighborhood Program Fellow Jennifer de Leon starts next Wednesday April 5th at the Grove Hall BPL branch, so make sure you sign up soon! With the beginning of the class approaching, we sat down with ...

March 29, 2017 | Marcella Palmeiro

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Three Mothers Review Annie Hartnett's Rabbit Cake

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Lydia McOscar of the Brookline Booksmith, a booklover's paradise that has called Brookline home since the 1950s, teamed up with Grub to curate a series of personal essays from debut authors connected to our fair city of Boston. In this edition, Annie Hartnett, author of Rabbit Cake writes about where she drew inspiration from for her first novel and the most important reviews she received. Catch Annie in action during Grub's Novel Generator

 

I didn’t know my mother was smart until she won the Newton citywide spelling bee. I was in the fourth grade; I ...

March 7, 2017 | Info

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Running Away: A Writer on the Move

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Lydia McOscar of the Brookline Booksmith, a booklover's paradise that has called Brookline home since the 1950s, teamed up with Grub to curate a series of personal essays from debut authors about our fair city of Boston. In this edition, Jennifer Brown, author of Modern Girls, writes about how running, Red Coats, and wicked cold winters helped her turn Boston into home.

November 11, 2016 | Info

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"We Are Not Singularly Defined by the Things That Kill Us": A Conversation with Clint Smith

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Clint Smith III began writing his poetry collection, Counting Descent, in August 2014, shortly after Mike Brown was killed and the protests that started in Ferguson began to spread into a nationwide movement. Since then, he has been named the 2014 National Poetry Slam fellow, given two TED Talks that have been viewed collectively over five million times, and been published in The New Yorker, American Poetry Review, The Guardian, and Boston Review, among others

October 28, 2016 | Alison Murphy

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