Grubbie Debut Author Series

GrubStreet and Porter Square Books are partnering 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: 

January 2021

Grubby Debut: Julie Dalton (Waiting for the Night Song) in Conversation with Hank Phillippi Ryan

Monday, January 11th, 7pm - 8pm | Free | Remote Event 

Join GrubStreet Novel Incubator alum Julie Dalton for the launch of her debut novel, Waiting for the Night Song, in conversation with GrubStreet Instructor Hank Phillipi RyanLearn more and register here.


Grubby Debut: Desmond Hall (Your Corner Dark) in conversation with Jennifer De Leon

Tuesday, January 19th, 7pm - 8pm | Free | Registration Link Coming Soon  

Join GrubStreet Novel Incubator alum Desmond Hall for the launch of his debut novel, Your Corner Dark, in conversation with GrubStreet Board Member Jennifer De Leon. Learn more and register here. 

February 2021

Grubby Debut: Nancy Johnson (The Kindest Lie) in conversation with Jean Kwok

Monday, February 1st, 7pm - 8pm EST: | Free | Remote Event 

Join Grubbie Nancy Johnson for the launch of her debut novel, The Kindest Lie, in conversation with bestselling author Jean Kwok. Learn more and register here. 

Spring-Summer 2021

Submission Form

Are you a Grubby launching your first book in 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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