Lit Up Gala
Thank you for supporting GrubStreet’s 2021 literary showcase and fundraiser! Your participation celebrates our multicultural community of writers and increases equitable access to writing and publishing opportunities.
The Lit Up program features:
- Inspiring remarks by Roxane Gay, best-selling author of Bad Feminist, Difficult Women, Hunger, and many others, and recipient of our 2021 Grubby Award.
- Literary performances by GrubStreet community members Boyah Farah, Hassan Sharif, and Milo Todd.
- A sneak peek at GrubStreet’s new center for creative writing in the Seaport.
View the Lit Up program booklet for more info.
The Impact You Have at GrubStreet
Your giving for Lit Up helps increase financial aid for teen and adult writers as well as programming and fellowships for Black writers and writers of color. Thank you for helping make this programming possible at GrubStreet’s new center for creative writing in Boston’s Seaport. Read more about the programming your giving to Lit Up supports.
Items for Bidding Available Online
You can also support these programs by bidding on items online! Don't miss your chance to win exciting experiences and literary items. Register to bid now through October 4th at https://grubstreet.cbo.io.
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Thank you to this year’s Lit Up committee, hosts, and sponsors!
Lit Up Planning Committee
Jennifer De Leon
Deborah L. Plummer
Maren Anderson & Duke Collier
Jayne & Harvey Beker
Kenneth Cohen & Kate Flora
Mary & Patrick Connelly
Sharissa Jones & Daniel Medwed
Jill Ellen Karp
Sondra & Norman Levenson
Novel Incubator Alumni Group
Deborah L. Plummer
Kathy & Patrick Sherbrooke
Marc Skvirsky & Mary Keber
Sandra & Bob Taylor
Rob Wilstein & Lorri Berenberg
Enrique & Ellen Zuniga
Literary Leader Sponsors
Literary Advocate Sponsors
Jeanne & John Blasberg
Book Lovers Sponsors
Michael Ansara & Barbara Arnold
Virginia Pye & John Ravenal
Linda Button & Peter Vicars
Laura Gross Literary Agency
Book Worm Sponsors
Jennifer & Ryan Bouchard
Jennifer De Leon & Adam Stumacher
Alexandra Marshall & James Carroll