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Why I Give Vol. 1: Helping All Writers Find Their Voice on the Page

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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

November 1, 2016 | Info

Books & Reading

"We Are Not Singularly Defined by the Things That Kill Us": A Conversation with Clint Smith

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Clint Smith III began writing his poetry collection, Counting Descent, in August 2014, shortly after Mike Brown was killed and the protests that started in Ferguson began to spread into a nationwide movement. Since then, he has been named the 2014 National Poetry Slam fellow, given two TED Talks that have been viewed collectively over five million times, and been published in The New Yorker, American Poetry Review, The Guardian, and Boston Review, among others

October 28, 2016 | Alison Murphy

Books & Reading Interviews

Why I Write Vol. 10: What Else Remains

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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, Lydia Erickson talks about changing the world with words.

 

Here and there, a set of footprints. Happisburgh, Acahualinca, Langebaan, Ileret, and Laetoli. When they are gone, what else remains?

October 27, 2016 | Info

Books & Reading

Sound Quality: Henriette Lazaridis on Jim Crace's The Devil's Larder

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We've all had that moment as readers when we stumble across a sentence in a novel or essay that sings to us from the page. There are sentences we want to wrap our tongues around, that we speak aloud just to revel in their aural qualities. For each installment of this series, Henriette Lazaridis chooses a single sentence from a work of literature and shows us why it is music to our ears.

This month's installment takes a look at Jim Crace's story collection The Devil's Larder, focusing on Crace's use of iambic pentameter in his prose.

October 26, 2016 | Henriette Lazaridis

Books & Reading Craft Advice

Why I Write Vol. 9: Resistance and Survival

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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, Nicholl Montgomery shares the benefit her writing has for others--and for herself. 

 

As a Black woman, I write as an act of resistance and survival. As Audre Lorde stated, “If I didn’t define myself for myself, I would be crunched into other people’s fantasies for and eaten alive.” Not only am I able to define myself through writing, but I am also able to provide other Black women with portrayals of ...

October 25, 2016 | Info

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