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
June 17, 2014 | Grub Intern
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
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