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
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 | Info
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
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
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 Cindy Richard tells us why she donates.
I donate to GrubStreet because I believe in what they do. They are committed to developing all types of writers, of all backgrounds and talent levels, and helping them all to find their voice on the page