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: 

Porter Square Books and GrubStreet are delighted to present the latest installment in the Grubbie Debut event series, featuring EB Bartels. Her debut, Good Grief: On Loving Pets, Here and Hereafter, is an unexpected, poignant, and personal account of loving and losing pets, exploring the singular bonds we have with our companion animals, and how to grieve them once they've passed. Kelly J. Ford will join the author in conversation. This event will take place on Tuesday, August 2nd at 7pm ET at the Center for Creative Writing.The event is free and open to all, but space will be limited, so be sure to register

Coming Soon: 

Submission Form

Are you a Grubby launching your first book after September 2021 or anytime in 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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