Lit Up Gala

All-Star Lit Up

6:30pm-10:00pm
Thursday, October 5, 2017
Villa Victoria Center for the Arts
85 West Newton Street
Boston, MA 02118


Get ready to party at another night of literary magic!

Thanks to the generosity of supporters like you, GrubStreet provided scholarships and free classes toone third of our teen and adult students. Because of you, GrubStreet has provided a community space for writers of all ages, backgrounds, types, and talents.

With you in attendance, this year’s Lit Up gala will enable GrubStreet to keep increasing its scholarships, free community workshops, and classes for homeless women, so that writers of every community can develop their voices and share their artwork. We hope that you can join us in celebrating and expanding the nation’s most inclusive and accessible writing center.

This year's event will feature:

  • 2017 Grubby Winner, Alice Hoffman,The New York Times best-selling author ofFaithful, The Foretelling, The Marriage of Oppositesand The Museum of Extraordinary Things
  • GrubStreet's signature 10X2 program, featuring ten two-minute performances by talented instructors and students, such as Anita Shreve, author of more than a dozen novels, including The Weight of Water, The Pilot's Wife, The Last Time They Met, A Wedding in December, and Body Surfing, and recipient of a PEN/L. L. Winship Award, a New England Book Award, and an Oprah's Book Club selection
  • Dinner and cash bar  

Attire at Lit Up is casual chic, but don't be afraid to dress to the nines—it's a party!