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How to Deal with Setbacks in the Creative Process

It can be disheartening to hit a stumbling block when working on a piece of writing. But GrubStreet Instructor Ben Berman helps us see how setbacks are often a natural and necessary part of the creative process.

 

The other day I was cooking dinner when my five-year-old crawled on over to me. Goo-goo, ga-ga, she said, putting her arms in the air. I picked her up and patted her back until she burped.

June 13, 2018 | Ben Berman

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Making Every Word Count: How to Write Short

GrubStreet Instructor and Consultant Cara Benson offers us tips and tricks for writing flash fiction. Learn how to bundle entire worlds or capture vivid moments into 1,000 words or less. Plus, you can work with Cara in person! She'll be teaching Writing Flash: Fiction and Nonfiction on Saturday, June 23rd at Grub HQ.

June 7, 2018 | Cara Benson

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The Northeasterners Presents GrubStreet with $5,000 Donation at National Convention

BOSTON, MA - On Saturday, June 2 at its 2018 National Convention, the Northeasterners, a social organization for African-American women, awarded GrubStreet’s Young Adult Writers Program (YAWP) with a $5,000 donation. The gift was a part of theNortheasterners' annual charitable donation, which is presented to a local organization in the event host’s city.

The Northeasterners selected YAWP after attending a special reading by GrubStreet’s Teen Summer Fellows last July. “We were so impressed by the youth and GrubStreet’s mission to transform lives through narrative, in particular, young writers of color,” said Deborah Plummer, president of the Boston chapter ...

June 6, 2018 | GrubWrites

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Lit Boston: What’s Happening in June?

In the June 2018 edition of "Best of Boston," we bring you our top Boston lit events this month, curated from the Boston Literary District's event calendar, an essential source of bookish happenings.

May 31, 2018 | GrubWrites

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Take a Free Creative Writing Workshop with GrubStreet & BPL

GrubStreet and Boston Public Library have just announced the relaunch of their neighborhood writing program, Write Down the Street. Participants can take a six-week bilingual writing workshop in Egleston Square, or stop by an hour-long drop-in session in Mattapan.

September 28, 2017 | GrubWrites

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