By Katrin Schumann
Last year, I was thinking a lot about this question as it relates to writing: When is it okay to give in and give up?
Why? Because in the months before publishers began showing interest in my novel, The Forgotten Hours, I had seriously been considering changing careers and giving up writing altogether. This was a huge deal for me since I basically can’t do anything else (at least not well, and with enthusiasm).
June 5, 2019 | Katrin Schumann
GrubStreet instructor Ben Berman discusses the challenges and joys of teaching poetry, as he prepares to lead professional development for teachers this summer.
This summer, I am very excited for the opportunity to lead some professional development for teachers through Mass Poetry. However, one of my rituals –whenever I begin preparing to teach anything – is to immediately doubt everything I know
June 5, 2019 | Ben Berman
June 4, 2019 | Katie Bayerl
The June 2019 edition of "Writing Life Essentials," a monthly hand-curated list of contests, grants, scholarships, submissions calls, and awards, with a focus on opportunities that are at least one of the following: local, free to apply, and/or committed to celebrating and supporting writers from historically marginalized communities. We do the research, so you have more time for what matters: the writing. Or, the summer solstice festivities. That matters too.
May 30, 2019 | Hannah Levinson
GrubStreet's Founder and Executive Director, Eve Bridburg, shares an update on Grub’s growth and strategy since 2014.
In the winter of 2015, I spent the holiday break writing a proposal to the Barr Foundation to fund our new strategy