In-Person: Seaport
Craft Talk Series

Craft Talk Series: ‘Writing Grief Through Culture’ with Sarah Chaves

Tuesday, September 19th, from 7:00pm-8:30pm.
In-Person: Seaport
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Level: For Everyone
Adult (18+)
53 seats max

How do writers talk about grief through a cultural lens? How does one's socio-economic class affect one's grief? What about immigration status? Sexuality? Birth order? In this session, participants will engage with the craft of writing about grief through these various lenses with authors such as Michelle Zauner, T Kira Māhealani Madden, Maya Shanbhag Lang, and Lidia Yuknavitch to name a few. Participants will engage in several writing exercises and leave the talk with new-found inspiration to explore their grief through various lenses.

About the Craft Talk Series

Want a fun crash course into unique craft topics not covered anywhere else? From how to write historical fiction and other identities with empathy and authenticity to how to write through dark periods (and take care of yourself while doing it), GrubStreet's Craft Talk Series explores fascinating writing subjects often left out of traditional classes and workshops. These interactive talks will include takeaway prompts to further guide your writing and thinking about series topics.

Tickets include one complimentary drink from the Fabulist Café. We encourage arriving before the session start time to collect your drink and settle in!

Program Format

This program 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.


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