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This Week at Grub: September 28th - October 4th

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GrubStreet has decided to hold all fall 2020 in-person classes remotely via Zoom video conferencing. To see the full list of all our steps in response to Covid-19, including updates about our space and events click here

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Your Support for Lit Up 2020 Will Amplify Black Writers

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GrubStreet’s annual gala Lit Up is going virtual this year on Wednesday, October 7th from 7:30pm - 8:15pm. Join best-selling author and Grubby Award Winner Celeste Ng and comedian Bethany Van Delft to help amplify the stories and voices of Black writers and writers of color in Boston. Tickets for this year's online literary fundraiser will be on a "pay what you will" basis and are available here

When I was a literary agent, it was unusual to meet editors who didn’t fit into all of the following categories: white, straight, middle or upper-middle class, ivy league-educated, and raised on either the ...

Eve Bridburg

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Fall Term Starting Soon!

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With the fall term just around the corner, now is the perfect time to grab a spot in one of our upcoming workshops starting this September. Classes are fully remote this term and filling up fast – so check out the upcoming workshops below, register today, and prepare to get writing this fall. 

 

As always: scholarships are available for all classes. Just click the “Apply for Scholarship” link on any class page to request financial assistance.

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Reading Novels While Writing Novels: Yes or No?

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I'm amazed by writers who stop reading in their genre while writing their own books. The majority of them seem to be worried about becoming overly influenced by the voice, themes and even plot of the book they're reading.

Personally, I can't imagine not reading fiction for the many years it takes me to complete a novel. And in terms of being influenced: I'm actively looking for inspiration and ideas. I want to be influenced.

Katrin Schumann

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Launching a Book During an Epidemic

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By Katrin Schumann

For those of you reading this who haven't yet published your first book, I'm sure you've dreamed about your book launch. You'll have thought about whether to go big or small, have it at a bookstore, in an event space, bar or library, and who you hope might turn up (maybe even local media!). 

There are a lot of misconceptions out there about launches - both the launch event itself and the "book tour" that happens afterwards. They're a bit like the three martini lunch which used to be common practice and underwritten by your ...

Katrin Schumann

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