Thank You!

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Thank you to everyone who came out to our Lit Up gala and dance party on Thursday, November 6th. The event, in support of GrubStreet programming and scholarships, was a huge success! This year, we were honored to present our inaugural Grubby award, which was beautifully designed by IDEO, to poet and Bread Loaf Director, Michael Collier. Michael accepted his award with the grace and generosity that the award is meant to honor, and we were all inspired by his reading of poems he wrote in response to some of his mentors and teachers.


After Michael’s reading, we were ...

November 20, 2014 | Grub Intern


What Not to Do in a Radio Interview

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Do not:

  1. Use your cell phone. When a panicked producer hears static or you lose your connection, you will be forever remembered as: That author who subjected our national audience to 15 minutes of white noise.
  2. Use a phone that has call waiting. It's very distracting to talk accompanied by insistent beeps.
  3. Eat breakfast, lunch or dinner five minutes before your live show. Your stomach will thank you for abstaining.
November 6, 2014 | Katrin Schumann

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Get Lit Up!

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If you need a new way to get those creative juices flowing, or if you need a break from working on the next great American novel, we have a perfect solution. This Thursday, the Lit Up gala and dance party will be serving the Next Great American Whiskey Drink (NGAWD), as we dance to booty-shakin’ tunes from local band, Ripcord

November 4, 2014 | Admin Istrator


Schmoozing: The Writing Biz's Dirty Secret

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by Ethan Gilsdorf

[Another entry in the new monthly column, The Freelance Life, by Ethan Gilsdorf, about the trials, tribulations, triumphs --- and tips to share --- along the path to becoming a freelance writer.]

I am, at my core, an introvert. Socializing is not in my DNA. I never been particularly good at talking to strangers. This whole cocktail party persona is something I've had to work on.

October 16, 2013 | Ethan Gilsdorf

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The Grubbies' Guide to the Boston Book Festival

The fifth annual Boston Book Festival is taking place this Saturday, October 19th, and it's shaping up to be a fantastic event. Grub is proud to be hosting a Writer Idol event in the morning and manning a booth on Copley Square all day long

October 15, 2013 | Info

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