This June, we're celebrating Pride with a list of our community's favorite LGBTQ+ books! Who better to recommend books to Grubbies than Grubbies? This month, and every month, we lift up LGBTQ+ authors and representation in literature; and we're celebrating with some great reads. These selections have been recommended from Grubbies of all stripes—students, staff, fellows, and more—some of whom provided a brief blurb with insight on what makes their choice special.
In the June 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.
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.