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The Making of a Good Writing Workshop Citizen: A Crash Course in Humanity, Bullet-Point Style

Michelle Hoover, Instructor for Grub's Novel Incubator program, is a verified expert in the field of writerly etiquette. Here, she offers her best advice on workshop citizenship and shows us exactly how she keeps the Incubator classroom a supportive space for writers. 

 

It seems like a recipe for torture

February 9, 2016 | Michelle Hoover

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Take a Risk

Another entry in the monthly column, The Freelance Life, by Ethan Gilsdorf, about the trials, tribulations, triumphs—and tips to share—along the path to becoming a freelance writer.

Earlier this year, on the last day of one my writing workshops, I heard an interesting comment.

I was teaching a class on personal essays and op-eds, and on that final day, a student expressed this thought: “I think the essays we all wrote in this class were great, but they were kind of tame.”

August 19, 2014 | Ethan Gilsdorf

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Spend Your Summer Writing

You've browsed the list. You've gone back and forth. Should you really take a writing class this summer? Well, if the answer is yes, DON'T DELAY! Multi-week creative writing workshops begin next week, and we urge you (gently and with love) to sign up for the class of your choice this week

June 17, 2014 | Grub Intern

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Bridge the Distance

By Boyah J. Farah

(This is the second post by Somali-American writer Boyah Farah. You can find his first piece here: "Fear, Giddiness and Surrealism: My Long Journey to GrubStreet.")

I am afraid of death and time.  Death ceases memory. Time fades away the memories of war.  The war in Somalia began when I turned thirteen years old.  Then I saw the killings

June 4, 2014 | Boyah Farah

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Grub Goes Online

 

In addition to teaching, I always take classes at Grub each term to keep up with my own writing. So, when Grub offered online classes for the first time in the fall, I decided to take Grace Talusan's Art of the Personal Essay online class. I had taken an in-person class with her a couple years ago (which was fabulous), so I had high hopes for her online class. I was not disappointed

January 15, 2014 | Nadine Kenney Johnstone

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