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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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Novel, Inc.: News from the Novel Incubator: Q5: Bring on ‘da Quiet

I once had a writing teacher who advised us to begin the first draft, not with writing, but sitting.  Specifically, we were to descend to the basement and sit cross-legged on the damp floor.  Preferably we would be wrapped in a sleeping bag.  The basement, as I understood it, because we were meant to draw on our deepest subconscious.  The sleeping bag, to protect our quivering writer egos.

October 10, 2013 | Guest Author

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