GrubStreet in Providence

The GrubStreet community is growing in Providence and so are our offerings! This spring, come learn about Rhode Island’s thriving writer community, and take a seminar or workshop with Grub.

Upcoming Classes at What Cheer Writers Club


Grub News

Writing Conferences Can Be Joyous or Stressful Depending On How You Approach Them

The first time I went to a writing conference, I was a neophyte. I wore my heart on my sleeve and told nearly anyone who would listen how I was writing a memoir about losing my brother and wanted to get it published.

I probably had that look my dog Bernie gets when he wants a piece of the salmon I’m eating for dinner. Please, please. Please, please be my agent or please give me a book contract.

Linda Wertheimer

Grub News The Writing Life

Countdown to Muse 2019: Impossible Writing by Rebecca Makkai

The Muse and the Marketplace 2019 kicks off on April 5th at the Park Plaza Hotel in Boston. This year’s theme is writing in a time of upheaval — whether such upheaval is personal, political, artistic, or all of the above. In anticipation of the conference, we’ve asked Muse 2019 presenting authors to describe a time when it was impossible for them to write, but they wrote anyway


Grub News

March 2019 Top Picks: Opportunities for Writers

The March 2019 edition of "Writing Life Essentials," a monthly hand-curated list of contests, grants, scholarships, submissions calls, and awards, with a focus on opportunities that are at least one of the following: local, free to apply, and/or committed to celebrating and supporting writers from historically marginalized communities. We do the research, so you have more time for what matters: the writing.Or, the adjustment to daylight savings time. That also matters.

Hannah Levinson

Grub News The Writing Life

5 Ways the Memoir Incubator Changed My Life

The Memoir Incubator is an MFA-level course, spanning 12 months, for ten memoir writers interested in drafting, developing or revising their memoir drafts, a comprehensive craft-based study of the memoir form, and, as appropriate, a thoughtful introduction to the memoir publishing market.  We are now accepting applications for the next phase of the Memoir Incubator, 2019 - 2020

Catherine Guthrie

Craft Advice Grub News