Introducing the Grubbie Debut Author Series
We’re kicking 2021 off by launching the Grubbie Debut Author Series, a celebratory new reading and conversation series that goes behind the scenes with members of the GrubStreet community to launch their debut books.
These are all authors whose time in GrubStreet’s classes, conferences, and/or events helped shape their books in some important way. In candid conversations with fellow authors, we’ll hear how these Grubbies went from aspiring to published, what inspired and sustained their stories, and how each book developed and changed along the way.
Mark your calendar for our first three launches:
- Julie Dalton (Waiting for the Night Song) in Conversation with Hank Phillippi Ryan on Monday, January 11th, 7pm - 8pm
- Desmond Hall (Your Corner Dark) in conversation with Jennifer De Leon on Tuesday, January 19th, 7pm - 8pm
- Nancy Johnson’s The Kindest Lie on Tuesday, February 9th, 7pm - 8pm
Are you a Grubbie launching your first book in 2021 or 2022? Was your book or its publication influenced by your time at GrubStreet? If you’d like us to host your debut, fill out this brief application form. Our events team will review it and, if we’re able to host you, we’ll then work with your publicist to schedule a date and find a conversation partner.
This free series is in partnership with our friends at Porter Square Books and will be held remotely. When GrubStreet’s new space is ready and when it’s safe for us all to gather again, we’ll look forward to hosting these events in-person on our writers’ stage. In the meantime, register today to reserve your spot and we’ll see you online very soon. Learn more.
GrubWrites is a space for the writing and reading community to share ideas and seek advice, a place where writers at the very beginning of their careers publish alongside established authors. Book lovers, we bring you reviews, recommendations, and conversations with exciting new authors to keep you up to speed on all things lit. Writers, this is your one stop shop for expert craft talk, opinions on how we learn and teach writing, and essential advice about the publishing industry.
Plus, we want to hear from you! Our ongoing call for submissions is open to literary community members of all types and persuasions. We want to hear from students, teachers, authors, readers, editors, agents, publicists, and any devotee of the written word. If you have something to say about writing, reading, the publishing industry, or anything related to the literary world, this is the place to voice it. We’re particularly committed to advocating for a diverse range of voices in the literary marketplace and raising the visibility of writers from under-represented communities.See other articles by Info