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Lit Boston: What's Happening in February?

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In the February 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.

 

Laura Sebastian with Dana Schwartz: Castles in Their Bones

Tuesday, February 1st at 6:00 PM ET | Event Fee: $0 - $45

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Do Authors Really Need to be a "Brand"?

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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

Katrin Schumann

Author Interview: Eleanor Henderson on Everything I Have Is Yours

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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.

Sara Shukla

Grubbie Debut: Judy Bolton-Fasman with Tova Mirvis, 9/9

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Join 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 MirvisThis event is free and open to all, hosted on Crowdcast. Register here.

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When Being a Writer Means Playing the Waiting Game

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By Katrin Schumann

You may have heard, these days many writers are waiting. Waiting to hear back from their overwhelmed agents. Waiting to hear from busy publishers. Waiting for Covid to really be OVER so they can do live book events again. Waiting for inspiration becuase they're exhausted by the last year and a half. Waiting because their release dates have been moved (again).

Katrin Schumann

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