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 of the Grubbie Debut event series featuring Ani Gjika, author of An Unruled Body, in conversation with Alysia Abbott! In this searching and powerful debut memoir, a different kind of origin story is told, by writing about the ways a woman listens to her own body, intuition, and desire. This event will take place on Tuesday, November 28 at 7pm at the Center for Creative Writing. Register here.

Submission Form

Are you a Grubby launching your first book in this calendar year or beyond? Was your book or its publication influenced by your time at GrubStreet? If you’d like us to host your debut on our Seaport stage, 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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