Muse and the Marketplace 2017

Muse and the Marketplace 2016 took place at the Boston Park Plaza April 29 - May 1. We had our most inspirational year yet, with three days full of expert craft talks from luminaries such as Charles Baxter and Jennifer Haigh, a rousing keynote speech from literary great Colum McCann, new happy hour sessions with agents and editors, and a focused look at the publishing industry at the Writers of Color Roundtable.

We can't wait to do it all again next year, May 5-7, at Muse and the Marketplace 2017. Details and registration coming soon!Meanwhile, check out tweet chat highlights from #Muse16, this write-up over at LitHub, or this year's blog series, Writing & Publishing as a Person of Color.

The Muse and the Marketplace is a three-day literary conference designed to give aspiring writers a better understanding about the craft of writing fiction and non-fiction, to prepare them for the changing world of publishing and promotion, and to create opportunities for meaningful networking. On all three days, prominent and nationally-recognized established and emerging authors lead sessions on the craft of writing—the "muse" side of things—while editors, literary agents, publicists and other industry professionals lead sessions on the business side—the "marketplace."

Registration for GrubStreet members typically begins in early February, before we make registration available to all.