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Join Us for Our Summer 2022 Virtual Open House!

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Love to write but don't have anywhere to get feedback on your work? Want to meet fellow writers and work under the guidance of published authors? GrubStreet is here to help!

On Tuesday, May 10th from 5:30pm-6:30pm, we will be hosting a Virtual Open House to talk about upcoming Summer 2022 classes, GrubStreet's membership program, GrubStreet's Boston Writers of Color Group, and more!

In this webinar-style session, a panel of our staff members will give you an overview of GrubStreet and who we are, and we'll dive into everything coming up at GrubStreet next term. At the end, there will be some …

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Join Us for a June Multi-Week Class

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Online: Zoom

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Vermont College of Fine Arts

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Thank you to our Muse 2022 sponsor, the Vermont College of Fine Arts!

VCFA’s unparalleled writing program. Students work individually with teachers who are also esteemed working writers, bringing each student’s talent into full bloom. Through this collaboration, students’ art, craft, and aesthetic evolve exponentially. More than any other program—low-residency or traditional—their MFA in Writing offers study options for students who wish to explore the intersections of various forms and disciplines, as well as the opportunity to concentrate in a single genre. And, they offer a rarity in low-residency programs: an MFA in Literary Translation. Learn more.

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Nominate Your Favorite First Lines for GrubStreet's Cafe Mural

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From "Call me Ishmael" to "I am an invisible man," it is a truth universally acknowledged that we all have our favorite first lines from literature. 

That's why we're asking the GrubStreet community to nominate your favorite first lines from published books, essays, poems, plays, short stories, and more for the chance that your pick will be included in a new mural of first lines inside our future café at the Center for Creative Writing

If you have a first sentence that sings, share it with us by Monday, May 9th, and you just might see it included …

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Author Accelerator

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Thank you to our Muse 2022 sponsor, the Author Accelerator!

One of the hardest parts of writing is getting out of your own head and adopting the perspective of your characters and your readers. Becoming a book coach helps you build this skill. 

In addition to learning about craft issues like Show Don’t Tell and How to Write a Query Letter, book coaches learn how to think big about the marketplace, how to consider the benefits of various narrative structures, and how to identify the mistakes writers often get wrong. 

“I have an MA in English… as well as an …

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