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  • In-Person: Seaport
  • Adult (18+)

Writing for Change: Exploring The Question of AI

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Event Description

As AI finds its way into our culture and institutions, concerns have emerged about its potential impact on writers, their livelihood, and what it means to be an artist. In this introductory panel discussion, moderated by writer and GrubStreet community member Angie Chatman, two experts in the field will discuss what AI is and isn’t, some fundamental ethical and socio-cultural questions to keep in mind, its drawbacks and benefits, and how we might expect the use of the technology to evolve.

Our panel includes Sarah Newman, Director of Art & Education at metaLAB at Harvard University, and Rediet Abebe, a computer scientist and Junior Fellow at the Harvard Society of Fellows. Whether you’re worried about or skeptical of AI, an avid user and proponent, or simply curious about its impact and influence on writing and pedagogy, this event will provide some illuminating facts and layered views to kick off this important conversation in our community.

There will be a pre-event reception with refreshments from 6-7pm. Please make sure to register for this free event!

Virtual viewers can register for the Crowdcast livestream here!

Attendees can use this link to submit questions in advance for our moderator to consider sharing.


This class will take place in-person at our Center for Creative Writing in Boston's Seaport neighborhood.

Covid-19 Update:

GrubStreet's space will be mask-optional when Boston's Covid-19 Community Level is low or medium. When the Covid-19 Community Level is high, our space will require masks. Please check GrubStreet's Covid-19 page for the latest info on masking and Community Levels before visiting in person.

Space Accessibility:

Our space is ADA accessible with automatic door openers, ADA-compliant restrooms, desk and table spacing, braille signage, and elevator. Our classrooms can be equipped with ALS for hard of hearing individuals. We cannot guarantee a scent-free environment. For more accessibility requests, please contact our Operations team at [email protected] or (617) 695-0075.