ARCHIVE FOR Interviews

Sneak Preview: Why Writing Matters to Lit Up's 10x2 Presenters

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One of the most anticipated events at our annual Lit Up Gala (Thursday, November 3rd) is our signature 10x2 program, where ten Grubbies take the stage for two minutes each to read from their best work. This year, we spoke to each of our readers to find out why writing matters and to talk about what GrubStreet means to them.

October 14, 2016 | Hannah McCabe

Books & Reading Interviews

"There is a Hunger for Stories in Our City": Why Grub is Holding Classes Write Down the Street

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This fall, GrubStreet is thrilled to announce a new neighborhood initiative, Write Down the Street/Autores de la Vuelta, which brings free creative writing sessions to branches of the Boston Public Library in Dorchester and Roxbury. Marketing and Community Engagement Manager Sarah Colwill-Brown sat down with Jennifer De Leon and Denise Delgado, Grub instructors and Neighborhood Program Fellows, to chat about the future of the program and why it matters.

October 6, 2016 | Colwill Brown


Looking for 'The One': A Writer's Life in Kitchens

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Lydia McOscar of the Brookline Booksmith, a booklover's paradise that has called Brookline home since the 1950s, is teaming up with GrubStreet to curate a series of personal essays from debut authors about our fair city of Boston. First up is Louise Miller, a Novel Incubator Graduate who launched her debut novel, The City Baker's Guide to Country Living, this summer at Brookline Booksmith. Here, she writes on baking, macrobiotics, and what "love at first sight" means to a chef.


A chef never forgets her first. Mine was a little bakery-café in Central Square, Cambridge. Two …

October 4, 2016 | The Brookline Booksmith


The Sculpture and the Dark Well: A Conversation with Author Val Wang

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This summer, Val Wang, author of the memoir Beijing Bastard, visited Grub's Teen Fellowship program. While she was here, Teen Fellow Karlecia Berganza had a chance to interview Wang about the publishing process, and her tips for future writers.


KB: What was the publishing process like?

VW: Long and agonizing

August 31, 2016 | Karlecia Berganza


A Conversation With Boston Literary District Director Alysia Abbott

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Spearheaded in part by GrubStreet's Eve Bridburg, the Boston Literary Cultural District was founded in 2014 to provide a window into Boston's literary history through tours and events. Now the LCD has a new Director: Grub Instructor Alysia Abbott. This week, Eve and Alysia got together to talk writing communities, Alysia's award-winning book, Fairyland: A Memoir of My Father, and historic literary sites that might surprise the modern Bostonian.

August 5, 2016 | Eve Bridburg