Why I Donate Vol. 3: Courage, Empathy, and Meaning

In the lead up to our fall appeal, we asked members of the community why they give to GrubStreet. In this edition, donor and novelist Mameve Medwed tells us why she donates.


I support Grub Street because it’s a wonderfully diverse group of people united by a love of good writing. If you need financial assistance, it’s there. If you need encouragement—and who doesn’t—it’s there

November 14, 2016 | GrubWrites

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Why I Write Vol. 12: Art Isn't Absolute Because Life Isn't Absolute

In this series, "Why I Write," members of the Grub community share what compels them to put words onto paper day after day. In this edition, Memoir Incubator graduate Priscilla Bourgoine describes how writing is her way of making a difference.


Sixteen summers ago, I visited the National Gallery in Oslo, Norway

November 10, 2016 | Priscilla Bourgoine

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Why I Give Vol 2: No Matter How Much Money I Give, Grub Has Given Me More

In the lead up to our fall appeal, we asked members of the community why they give to GrubStreet. In this edition, donor and writer Jamie Katz tells us why he donates.


I participated in one of the first Grub Street seminars on novel-writing in 1997. All it did was change my life. I worked with a talented instructor and a group of students who took their own work, and mine, seriously

November 8, 2016 | GrubWrites

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Bob Dylan Spoke for Me in the Refugee Camp

Amid controversy, the 2016 Nobel Prize for Literature was awarded to Bob Dylan. Though he didn't respond to the Committee's messages for a few weeks, Dylan finally confirmed that he would absolutely attend the ceremony, "if it's at all possible." Needless to say, the literary community has been astir. Here, Boyah Farah, a Judy Layzer fellow in the Memoir Incubator program, on his support for Dylan and how the songwriter's lyrics speak to him.


If you want to change the world, all you need is a guitar, some courage, and a voice that could cut ...

November 7, 2016 | Boyah Farah


Writers of Color Finally At the Center of the Conversation

GrubStreet's Writers of Color group was formed to create a forum for and build community among writers who are underrepresented in the publishing industry. Head of Faculty and Curriculum Dariel Suarez reflects on the group's recent session, "Who Gets to Write What?", a moderated discussion on cultural appropriation. Click here for more information about GrubStreet's Writers of Color Group.

November 4, 2016 | Dariel Suarez

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