I had the distinct honor of introducing my dear friend Debbie Plummer at the Harvard Book Store last week as she launched her new book, Some of My Best Friends Are... The Daunting Challenges and Untapped Potential of Cross-Racial Friendships. Below is a truncated version of my remarks.
Need some Grub in your life? Here's a preview of everything happening this week at Grub:
- February Brown Bag Lunch, February 13th
Short Classes at Grub HQ:
- Mastering Beginnings and Endings in Fiction, February 15th
- Novel Essentials: Style--Showing vs. Telling , February 15th
- Narrating Childhood, February 15th
- Nasty Women and Bad Hombres: Avoiding Generalized Characters, February 16th
- Intro to the Personal Essay: Online, starts February 13th
- Cinematic Structure for the Prose Writer: Providence, starting February 11th
We always knew the GrubStreet community was bursting with talent, but with more book publications between 2018 and 2019 than we’ve ever seen before—from students, instructors, staff, and other community members—we're celebrating with a new author-to-author conversation series featuring just some of the Grubbies whose books are "pubbing" this year. Read on to find out what authors Katrin Schumann and Crystal King have to say about drafting, research, and those one-star Amazon reviews.
Check out our February 2019 edition of "Writing Life Essentials," a monthly hand-curated list of opportunities for writers. We do the research, so you have more time for what matters: the writing. Or, the eating the candies that will go on sale the day after Valentine’s Day. That matters, too.
It might be the shortest month of the year, but this February is still packed with some exciting new short classes at Grub, including:
February 1st & 2nd
- Of Mice and Writers: Writing about Non-Human Animals
- Personal Narrative Essentials: Structure and Form
- Novel Essentials: Introducing Characters
- Ace the Opening of Your Book
- Interior Landscapes: Creating Depth In Fiction
- Building Your Book's Buzz
- Writing as Resistance
- Mysteries: Crafting The Child Detective YA/MG
February 8th & 9th