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Why Writing Matters to Lit Up's 10x2 Presenters, Part II

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One of the most anticipated events at our annual Lit Up Gala (Thursday, November 3rd) is our signature 10x2 program, where ten Grubbies take the stage for two minutes each to read from their best work. This year, we spoke to each of our readers to find out why writing matters and to talk about what GrubStreet means to them.

October 24, 2016 | Hannah McCabe

Books & Reading

Why I Write Vol. 8: We Simply Use Our Voices

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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, Marjorie Turner Hollman on avoiding writing, until it became her outlet.

 

I avoided writing like the plague, much as I avoided working with children. My inner editor scolded me about my lack of writing skill. Groups of children would run around, away from, or on top of me. I ignored suggestions that I go into teaching. Writing wasn’t even a consideration.

October 20, 2016 | Info

Books & Reading

Befriending Our Resistance

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Several years ago, I was invited to be a writer on a wonderful documentary project. On the day it began, I found myself dawdling on my way out the door for a 9 am meeting. I encountered rush hour traffic and arrived fifteen minutes late. The other staff members, who’d traveled hundreds of miles for the Cambridge meeting, were on time and waiting for me, the person who lived two miles away.

October 19, 2016 | Info

Books & Reading

Why I Write Vol. 7: I Have a Story to Tell

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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, YAWP student Zach Sclar shares twelve of the reasons why he writes.

 

  1. Because I can’t read 24/7.
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  3. Because my dog can only play fetch and Frisbee for so long.
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  5. Because I can’t spend my life on social media.
October 18, 2016 | Info

Books & Reading The Writing Life

Sneak Preview: Why Writing Matters to Lit Up's 10x2 Presenters

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One of the most anticipated events at our annual Lit Up Gala (Thursday, November 3rd) is our signature 10x2 program, where ten Grubbies take the stage for two minutes each to read from their best work. This year, we spoke to each of our readers to find out why writing matters and to talk about what GrubStreet means to them.

October 14, 2016 | Hannah McCabe

Books & Reading Interviews