In the May 2022 edition of "Best of Boston," we bring you our top Boston lit events this month, most taking place virtually. See below for our list of local literary happenings.
Porter Square Books: Boston Edition, located on the first floor of GrubStreet's Center for Creative Writing, is open and ready to fulfill all of your book-browsing desires! Staff Picks are 20% off, so you can add to your TBR pile guilt-free. Whether you want to read about something deeply weird, grief & the power of family, or the systemic issues of the American healthcare system, PSB has a pick for you. We're located on the southeast side of 50 Liberty, facing the Marina and the ICA. Come visit!
The April 2022 edition of "Writing Life Essentials" is a monthly hand-curated list of contests, grants, scholarships, submissions calls, and awards. We try to prioritize 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, adding to your TBR pile. That’s important, too.
For LGBTQ+ writers, a lack of queer-focused guidance, support, and community in writing workshops can stifle or even stall progress for novels. The Novel Immersive for LGBTQ+ Writers is a 9-month online program uniquely designed to fill this void and help queer writers complete or make significant progress towards completing a draft of their novel in a supportive community.
Whether you want to experiment with new forms of poetry, delve deeper into the craft of the speculative novel, or discover the techniques to express your characters’ thoughts and emotions, we've got an Online: On-Demand class for you.
Most classes having no set meeting time, so you can learn whenever works best for you. Through weekly lessons, you will dig into dynamic craft lessons, inspiring prompts and assignments, compelling, diverse readings, helpful peer and instructor feedback, and more through our interactive and super easy-to-use platform (designed specifically for writers!), Wet Ink. Learn more about …