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Slaying Genre: Stranger Fiction

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Last month I took a hiatus from Slaying Genre to work with the amazing teen writers in Grub Street's YAWP Fellowship (for those you not yet in the know, YAWP stands for "Young Adult Writing Program").  These YAWPers kicked both genre and literary ass during the fellowship, churning out spooky tales, futuristic fables, and all manner of amazing writing

August 15, 2013 | KL Pereira

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Grub Street Beyond the Classroom: From Feedback to Fist Pumps

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The table of any writers’ meeting at Grub Street generally plays host to a combination of familiar artifacts: computers, coffee, notebooks and photocopies.  It does not, however, usually involve chainmail.  Or plastic swords.  Or giant foam twenty-sided dice.

But all those things – plus tiny plastic Orc figurines – filled the table at Grub Street when Ethan Gilsdorf, author of Fantasy Freaks and Gaming Geeks came to discuss his book with our freelance writing group.  Or perhaps I should call it *his* freelance writing group – because he’s the man who brought us all together.  Though it was us that kept it ...

July 8, 2013 | Kaila Kuban

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The Gestation Period

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I am due to give birth in four days, and I am ready to crawl out of my skin from impatience. I’ve done everything safely possible to get things going—yoga, walking, red raspberry leaf tea, primrose oil, spicy food, you name it. But my little boy is cozy and comfortable and doesn’t seem like he has any plans of coming early, or even on time. In fact, my midwife says, most first-time moms usually go a week or two past their due dates.

May 15, 2013 | Nadine Kenney Johnstone

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Every Thing I Learned, I Learned From Grub: A Grown YAWPer Reflects on Her First Writing Workshop

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By Katie Li

“You mean, you're taking a writing class at that place that has ads on the Green Line?”

This was the typical response I got when I told my friends about my summer plans.  I was fifteen years old and ready to write something more meaningful and imaginative than the brief exercises assigned for English class.  I was taking my very first creative writing workshop at Grub Street, a little known writing center that just happened to have a Young Adult Writers Program.  It was the year 2000, a few years before the birth of Facebook, and ...

May 5, 2013 | Info

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Treasure or Junk? Notes from a Muse Past

A0429This weekend, while the sun was shining and the birds chirping, I was not outside. I was knee deep in the dust and junk in my office, looking for some old family photos for my new website.

May 2, 2013 | Katrin Schumann

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