June 20, 2012 | Nadine Kenney Johnstone
By Rob Wilstein
Four weeks since the birth. Well, partial birth, really, but, eeuuw, that sounds gross. Clinical. Even partial birth is a little generous, but what else can I call it? And now it is out of the incubator, gently lifted from the cozy, enveloping warmth and soothing light of that safe place, the Grub classroom. I speak of my novel, of course. The Grub Novel Incubator pilot year ended on May 3rd, with a group reading from our novels.
June 6, 2012 | Info
By Lana Fox
When I became the 2012 Nonfiction Fellow at the Writers’ Room of Boston, I admit I was surprised. In fact, I am often surprised-—and very pleasantly, I might add—-when my sex journalism and erotica are warmly received. But our society is becoming far more sex-positive and less ashamed of sexuality. What’s more, the Writers’ Room is a passionate community that treasures creativity, seriousness of intent and commitment to the craft. Why wouldn’t they welcome a writer who is an activist for social change?
Thankfully, the Room entered my life when I desperately needed ...
May 31, 2012 | Info
By Keith Moore
(Originally published on Keith's blog, KAMmentary.)
Since writing mostly consists of sitting in front of a keyboard (with long moments of staring out the window thinking, “Why didn’t I listen to my mother and get a real job?” or “Should I go to the coffee shop and pretend to work there instead?”), it’s not surprising that there are few good writing movies: it’s not the most visually stimulating activity
May 24, 2012 | Info
Every city, like every person, has a unique voice. Floating on top of the physical setting, there’s a landscape of sound. That’s what I try to catch in Stories on the Street. I want to capture not only the particular qualities of individual voices, but also the sound-texture of a place.