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Write Down the Street: Upcoming Spring Workshops

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Live in Egleston Square or Mattapan? We’ve partnered with the Boston Public Library to bring FREE creative writing workshops to your neighborhood virtually this spring. All classes welcome new and practicing writers! 

 

Upcoming Multi-Weeks:

 

Everything Nobody Told Me About the Novel (Part 1) with Quentin Lucas

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TODAY: Free Brown Bag Lunch Writing Session

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Looking for some virtual mid-week writing community? Or do you have a schedule that gives you free afternoons instead of evenings? Join our FREE Brown Bag Lunch Writing Series live via easy to use video conferencingJoin us on TODAY, January 13th, from 12:30pm-1:15pm. For 45 minutes, you’ll meet fellow writers and get your creative juices flowing with some cool writing exercises

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Join Our Free Happy Hour Writing Session on 1/29

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What's more satisfying than leaving work behind on a Friday afternoon? Rounding out the week with a free writing session, of course! Maximize that Friday feeling and kick off your writing weekend. Leave work behind on Friday, January 29th, from 5:30pm-6:30pm, grab a snack and/or your favorite after-work beverage, and log into GrubStreet Remote for some writing! In 60 jam-packed minutes, you’ll meet fellow writers and get your creative juices flowing with some great writing exercises. 

 

Best of all, you’ll sign off with some new ideas to ponder for the rest of ...

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Introducing the Grubbie Debut Author Series

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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:  ...

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Can an Editor "Fix" Really Bad Writing?

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By Katrin Schumann

Editors often see projects at radially different stages of development. Truthfully, we sometimes see writing that is really, well, bad.

But does this mean it’s hopeless? When do you know if something is too "bad" to be worth fixing?

Of course, "bad" is a highly subjective term. Writing might seem "bad" to one reader, while another reader loves it

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