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How Cleaning the Fridge is like Revising a Poem

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In this post, GrubStreet Instructor Ben Berman uses the occasion of cleaning out a fridge to discuss the differences between editing and revising.

 

 

It always begins with that little old cup of leftover beans that’s not quite moldy but on its way or the container of mac ’n cheese that wouldn’t fail the sniff test, per se, but you could use the Tupperware.

April 10, 2019 | Ben Berman

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April 2019 Top Picks: Opportunities for Writers

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The April 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 stopping to smell the flowers. That matters too.

March 29, 2019 | Hannah Levinson

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Lit Boston: What's Happening in April?

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In the April 2019 edition of "Best of Boston," we bring you our top Boston lit events this month, curated from the Boston Literary District's event calendar, an essential source of literary happenings.

 

Jericho Brown: Poetry Reading

March 29, 2019 | Hannah Levinson

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Countdown to Muse 2019: Impossible Writing by Jennifer Baker

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The Muse and the Marketplace 2019 kicks off on April 5th at the Park Plaza Hotel in Boston. This year’s theme is writing in a time of upheaval — whether such upheaval is personal, political, artistic, or all of the above. In anticipation of the conference, we’ve asked Muse 2019 presenting authors to describe a time when it was impossible for them to write, but they wrote anyway

March 29, 2019 | Info

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Countdown to Muse 2019: Impossible Writing by Michelle Hoover

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The Muse and the Marketplace 2019 kicks off on April 5th at the Park Plaza Hotel in Boston. This year’s theme is writing in a time of upheaval — whether such upheaval is personal, political, artistic, or all of the above. In anticipation of the conference, we’ve asked Muse 2019 presenting authors to describe a time when it was impossible for them to write, but they wrote anyway

March 28, 2019 | Info

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