GrubStreet Instructor, marketing consultant, writer, and mother of two, Allison Pottern Hoch knows how important support can be to fostering a creative life. She’ll be covering this topic and more in her class Writing Like a Parent, Parenting Like a Writer on July 20th, but until then read on to learn more about grants, scholarships, residencies and more for writers who are parents.
February 21 (1924) African-American poet Langston Hughes gets an advance from his ship’s captain and abandons his job as “messboy” on a freighter ship, disappearing into Holland. He arrives in Paris with seven dollars.
Playing it safe will only get you so far. The greatest rewards often come when attended by the greatest risks, whether geographical, financial, or emotional.