Sound Quality: Henriette Lazaridis on Kate Racculia's Bellweather Rhapsody

We've all had that moment as readers when we stumble across a sentence in a novel or essay that sings to us from the page. There are sentences we want to wrap our tongues around, that we speak aloud just to revel in their aural qualities. For each installment of this series, Henriette Lazaridis chooses a single sentence from a work of literature and shows us why it is music to our ears.

This month's edition features a sentence from Kate Racculia's novel Bellweather Rhapsody.

January 13, 2017 | Henriette Lazaridis

Craft Advice

Lit Hits: What We're Reading in December

Here at Grub HQ, we're always talking about the books that keep us up at night, the novels we can't put down, the memoirs that call to us over our morning coffees. Every month, we'll share our staff's latest literary obsessions to add to your own never-ending reading list.

 

Sonya, Grub's Assistant Director of the Muse conference, is reading Anna Deavere Smith's Twilight: Los Angeles, 1992, which she's finding so absorbing.

December 26, 2016 | GrubWrites

The Writing Life

Lit Hits: What We're Reading in November

Here at Grub HQ, we're always talking about the books that keep us up at night, the novels we can't put down, the memoirs that call to us over our morning coffees. Every month, we'll share our staff's latest literary obsessions to add to your own never-ending reading list.

 

Eve, Grub's Executive Director, is reading JD Vance's Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis. She's also re-reading sections of Thomas Merton's New Seeds of Contemplation which is giving me some spiritual sustenance.

November 28, 2016 | GrubWrites

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Sound Quality: Henriette Lazaridis on Jim Crace's The Devil's Larder

We've all had that moment as readers when we stumble across a sentence in a novel or essay that sings to us from the page. There are sentences we want to wrap our tongues around, that we speak aloud just to revel in their aural qualities. For each installment of this series, Henriette Lazaridis chooses a single sentence from a work of literature and shows us why it is music to our ears.

This month's installment takes a look at Jim Crace's story collection The Devil's Larder, focusing on Crace's use of iambic pentameter in his prose.

October 26, 2016 | Henriette Lazaridis

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Why Writing Matters to Lit Up's 10x2 Presenters, Part II

One of the most anticipated events at our annual Lit Up Gala (Thursday, November 3rd) is our signature 10x2 program, where ten Grubbies take the stage for two minutes each to read from their best work. This year, we spoke to each of our readers to find out why writing matters and to talk about what GrubStreet means to them.

October 24, 2016 | Hannah McCabe

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