Lit Up Gala



Thank you for being part of 2020 Lit Up!
Because of generous community members like you, GrubStreet's gala and literary showcase is helping amplify the stories and voices of Black writers and writers of color in Boston.

If you weren't able to catch the livestream program on October 7th, don't despair! You can still check out video highlights from the program and donate to support Lit Up's fundraising goal.

2020 Lit Up has raised more than $170,000 to date. Read more about the expanded Boston Writers of Color Group programming, financial aid, and new teaching and writing opportunities you're making possible at GrubStreet.

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This Year’s Grubby Award Winner



The 2020 Lit Up gala honored literary advocate and novelist Celeste Ng. Ng is the author of the New York Times-bestselling novels Little Fires Everywhere and Everything I Never Told You. Little Fires Everywhere was also recently adapted into an EMMY-nominated TV series that stars Reese Witherspoon and Kerry Washington. Ng’s writing has been awarded the Pushcart Prize, the Massachusetts Book Award, and fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Guggenheim Foundation, among other honors, and has been translated into more than thirty languages. She lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts. (photo credit: Kevin Day Photography)

Are you interested in hosting or sponsoring Lit Up?

Check out our sponsorship opportunities or contact [email protected] for more information.

Thank you to our host committee and sponsors!