Director's Circle

Join GrubStreet’s Director’s Circle

Director’s Circle members are loyal supporters and leaders who make GrubStreet an even more accessible and dazzling literary center. GrubStreet’s revenue from tuition covers 50% of the cost to run our programs, but the other 50% comes from the generosity of the Director’s Circle. Your giving makes GrubStreet an inclusive and vibrant community.

Leadership gifts support increased scholarships for adults and teens, free classes in low-income communities, and vital conversations about creating a more equitable and vibrant society.

Director’s Circle supporters make an annual commitment to GrubStreet at the leadership level of $1,000 and above. In recognition of your generosity and leadership, Director’s Circle members enjoy special events, opportunities to help shape our literary community, and access to all that GrubStreet has to offer.

We invite you to join the Director's Circle to become a GrubStreet leader.

Your generous gift will help us reach our goals to:

  • Increase scholarships for talented teens and adults
  • Expand free classes in Boston’s low-income neighborhoods
  • Expand life-changing writing classes for homeless women and teens 
  • Continue our rigorous, supportive teaching that has resulted in an unparalleled record of student publication
  • Enhance Boston’s literary landscape through our one-of-a-kind Muse and the Marketplace Conference, ensuring a powerful platform for local writers
  • Continue spearheading a movement among literary centers to increase racial, ethnic, and economic diversity in the field

Thank you for your kind support and your leadership.

Director’s Circle Benefactor ($1,000 - $2,499)

  • Discounts for Writing Classes, Muse Conference, Bookstore, and more
  • Recognition in Print and Online

Director's Circle Luminary ($2,500 - $4,999)

All Benefactor benefits, plus:

  • Writing Seminar–Private, Custom for 12 guests
  • Invitation for Two to "Author Toasts"

Director's Circle Patron ($5,000 - $9,999)

All Luminary benefits, plus:

  • Two weekend passes to the Muse and the Marketplace conference

The Laureate Circle

  • All Patron benefits

The Friends' Council

  • All Patron benefits
  • Council members pledge annual contributions of $10,000 for three consecutive years to support our mission and work
  • Council members meet twice yearly to discuss updates about GrubStreet and offer advice

For gifts of $10,000 and above, please contact GrubStreet's Director of Development, Mariona Lloreta, at 617.695.0075 or

Choose your Director's Circle level: