Grubbie Debut Author Series

GrubStreet and Porter Square Books have partnered for a celebratory new reading and conversation series that goes behind the scenes with members of the GrubStreet community to launch their debut books. These are all authors whose time in GrubStreet’s classes, conferences, and/or events shaped their books in some important way.  

In candid conversations with fellow authors, we’ll hear how these Grubbies went from aspiring to published, what inspired and sustained their stories, and how each book developed and changed along the way. 

Books will be available for purchase from Porter Square Books.

Upcoming Events: 

May 2021

Grubbie Debut: Amanda Davis (30,000 Stitches: The Inspiring Story of the National 9/11 Flag) in Conversation with Valerie Bolling  

Thursday, May 6th, 7pm - 8pm | Free | Remote Event

Join GrubStreet student Amanda Davis for the launch of Amanda's debut picture book, 30,000 Stitches: The Inspiring Story of the National 9/11 Flag. Amanda will be joined in conversation by fellow picture-book author Valerie Bolling, with a special appearance by illustrator Sally Wern Comport. Registration link coming soon! 

Summer 2021

Submission Form

Are you a Grubby launching your first book after September 2021 or 2022? Was your book or its publication influenced by your time at GrubStreet? If you’d like us to host your debut on our virtual stage  or, eventually, our real-life stage in the Seaport  fill out this brief application form. Our events team will review it and, if we’re able to host you, we’ll then work with your publicist to schedule a date and find a conversation partner.

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