I’ve always loved reading. I can’t pinpoint exactly when it began, but I do have photo and video evidence that I’ve loved reading even before I could read on my own. That is, I’ve always loved stories – from the time that I had to rely on my parents to read to me, or when I had to count on the illustrations on the page to inform me of the plot of the story.
September 30, 2014 | Grub Intern
September 29, 2014 | Nina Morrison
To improve your writing, write every day. I’ve received this advice dozens of times. However, I equate receiving such advice with going to the dentist. The dentist says to floss daily. Intellectually, I know flossing daily would reduce plaque build-up, but I also know I have no intentions of following this advice. But of course, I tell my dentist I will not only floss, but by golly, I will delight in it. At my next cleaning, I try to keep up the façade: “I flossed daily. Can’t you tell?” But evidence to the contrary is all over my gum line.
September 19, 2014 | Liz Breen
Last winter, when my son was seven-months-old, I made a decision—the same decision I had made six years prior—to move halfway across the country.
Six years ago it was much easier. I was 24, lived in a studio apartment, and had only enough belongings to fit in the trunk of my black Chevy Cavalier. I was untethered. I had just finished grad school, had completed a rough draft of my novel, and had a great reason to move from Illinois to Massachusetts: love
September 17, 2014 | Nadine Johnstone
Later this month, the Memoir Project heads to Dorchester, where we have 16 students ready to take their first writing class. This may be the final session of the Memoir Project, a series of classes that was created in 2005 with the aim of offering free writing instruction to senior citizens in every Boston neighborhood. The Memoir Project represents a collaboration between Grub Street and the City of Boston, and in the past nine years, we have taught in 17 neighborhoods and conducted one session in Cantonese and another in Spanish