Writing about Religion Can Open Eyes

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GrubStreet instructor Linda K. Wertheimer's experience with religious intolerance as a child inspired her to explore the climate of intolerance today. Here, she writes on the importance of writing about all religions, especially in a politically turbulent time. Don't miss Linda's class, Writing About Religion, starting January 8th.

Linda Wertheimer

The Writing Life

"We Are Not Singularly Defined by the Things That Kill Us": A Conversation with Clint Smith

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Clint Smith III began writing his poetry collection, Counting Descent, in August 2014, shortly after Mike Brown was killed and the protests that started in Ferguson began to spread into a nationwide movement. Since then, he has been named the 2014 National Poetry Slam fellow, given two TED Talks that have been viewed collectively over five million times, and been published in The New Yorker, American Poetry Review, The Guardian, and Boston Review, among others

Alison Murphy

Books & Reading Interviews

"There is a Hunger for Stories in Our City": Why Grub is Holding Classes Write Down the Street

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This fall, GrubStreet is thrilled to announce a new neighborhood initiative, Write Down the Street/Autores de la Vuelta, which brings free creative writing sessions to branches of the Boston Public Library in Dorchester and Roxbury. Marketing and Community Engagement Manager Sarah Colwill-Brown sat down with Jennifer De Leon and Denise Delgado, Grub instructors and Neighborhood Program Fellows, to chat about the future of the program and why it matters.

Colwill Brown


A Writer’s Search for Productivity and Flow

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By Katrin Schumann

When we have time to write—hours upon hours of uninterrupted time—do we get more done? Are we happier? The answer may seem obvious, but think again. 

Books on productivity are big business. They tell us we need will power

Katrin Schumann

Books & Reading Craft Advice Procrastinate The Writing Life

Untying the Knot: Why I Teach

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Every summer, eighteen young writers spend an intensive three weeks at Grub HQ in the Young Adult Writers Program Summer Fellowship. A competitive, application-only course, the annual fellowship guides students to generate new work, learn about the craft of writing, and gain knowledge of the writing and publishing world

Jennifer De Leon

The Writing Life