Join Porter Square Books and Grubstreet on October 12th at 7PM (ET) for the latest installment of the Grubbie Debuts series, featuring GrubStreet Memoir incubee Michelle Bowdler for the paperback release of her debut memoir, Is Rape a Crime?: A Memoir, an Investigation, and a Manifesto. Michelle will be joined in conversation by Lacy Crawford, author of Notes on a Silencing, A New York Times Editors’ Choice and Notable Book. The conversation will focus primarily on the craft of memoir writing. This event is free and open to all, hosted on Crowdcast. ...
Join us and Porter Square Books for an all new virtual Tell-All Boston event this Thursday, October 7th at 7:00pm ET, brought to you by alumni of GrubStreet’s Memoir Incubator and Essay Incubator. This live event is free and virtual via Crowdcast - register to join here.
Tell-All Boston is Real Stories Read Live. They are Boston’s only live-on-stage (or on screen!) literary reading series dedicated to the art and craft of memoir. Award-winning writers, best-selling authors, and emerging stars share first-person stories that make meaning from lived experience. Our goal is to foster ...
Join Porter Square Books and Grubstreet tonight at 7pm (EST) in the latest installment of the Grubbie Debuts series, featuring Memoir Incubator graduate Judy Bolton-Fasman for the launch of her debut memoir, Asylum: A Memoir of Family Secrets. Judy will be joined in conversation by author Tova Mirvis. This event is free and open to all, hosted on Crowdcast. Register here.
About Asylum: A Memoir of Family Secrets
How much do we really know about the lives of our parents and the secrets lodged in their past? Judy Bolton-Fasman's fascinating saga ...
When I teach workshops on writing and/or publishing, I often start out by asking writers to work on the "one-liner" for their projects, whether fiction, nonfiction, or collections. I encourage them to try winnowing it down to just one line — and no, that single line can't comprise 200 words.
Usually someone will ask, sometimes a little aggressively, "Why?" The subtext is perfectly reasonable: their book or collection is too complex to be expressed in one line
This post was originally published on Dead Darlings, a blog about novel writing run by alumni of GrubStreet's Novel Incubator program.
Sometimes writing is a way of laying claim on the chaotic, of imposing a kind of fitful understanding onto something that defies order or remedy.