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Partner and Community Events

On any given night of the week, you can join an event hosted by Mass Poetry, Porter Square Books: Boston Edition, the GrubStreet community, and other local community partners. Learn more about our partners in the Center for Creative writing here and visit our events calendar to see all upcoming happenings on the Writers' Stage!

Featured Events

PSB: Book Signing with Chris Colfer, author of Roswell Johnson Saves the World

Wednesday, June 5th at 6:30pm

Porter Square Books: Boston Edition is delighted to welcome Chris Colfer, author of Roswell Johnson Saves the World! The author will be signing books from 6:30pm - 8pm.

This is a TICKETED event. Please RSVP here!


GrubStreet Members-Only: Red Bull Cliff Diving 2024 Viewing Party (Community Lounge)

Saturday, June 8th at 12pm

We're excited to invite GrubStreet members to join us in our community lounge to view the 2024 Red Bull Cliff Diving World Series, taking place across the harbor at the ICA! Come hang out with fellow Grubbies and take in this annual Seaport highlight!

This event is open to GrubStreet members only. Learn more about membership at GrubStreet here. Tickets are free, and registration is requested. Seating will be available on a first-come, first serve basis.

Please RSVP here!


PSB: Boston Edition Book Club

Wednesday, June 12th at 6pm

Please RSVP here!


GrubStreet Members-Only: Find Your Writing Group (Travel Mug Café)

Wednesday, June 12th at 7pm

We’re calling all writers in search of a writing group: whether you’re looking for one accountability partner or a whole squad of workshop buddies, come make connections with your fellow members and see if sparks fly! We’ll provide the icebreaker questions, ways to identify your genre interests, and refreshments.

This event is open to GrubStreet members only. Learn more about membership at GrubStreet here. Tickets are free.

Please RSVP here!


PSB: Desmond Hall, author of Better Must Come in conversation with Michelle Hoover

Thursday, June 13th at 7:00pm

GrubStreet and Porter Square Books are excited to welcome Desmond Hall for the release of his novel Better Must Come! Author Michelle Hoover will join Hall in conversation.

Please RSVP here!


PSB: Boston Edition Silent Reading Party

Thursday, June 20th at 6:00pm

You can either BYOB (bring your own book) or buy a book here! We’ll be sitting and reading quietly for an hour, followed by some discussion about what we read. Or not, if you don’t feel like talking! Snacks, refreshments, and excellent book recommendations will be provided.

Please RSVP here!


Write-a-thon Bash

Friday, June 21 at 6:30pm

As Spring turns to Summer, join us at GrubStreet's Calderwood Stage to celebrate the community's Write-A-Thon accomplishments!

The evening will entail a fireside chat on Sustaining a Joyful Writing Practice with two esteemed Grubbie instructors, as well as a presentation highlighting our community's progress during the Write-A-Thon!

Delicious refreshments from Rhythm 'N Wraps will be provided.

Come join the fun! Please RSVP here!


BWOC Writing Retreat

Saturday, June 22nd at 10:00am.

The BWOC Writing Retreat is back! Join us for a light writing retreat at GrubStreet. This is time for you to gather with fellow BIPOC writers, as well provide some useful time for your writing. Bring your laptops, notebooks, and pens, and come write with us!

This event is particularly for the Boston Writers of Color members, which is free to join. If you do not have a GrubStreet account, you'll be prompted to create one upon registration, and join the BWOC group.

Please RSVP here!


Skip the Small Talk

Tuesday, July 30th at 7pm.

We are thrilled to partner with local favorite, Skip the Small Talk! Food and drink will be available to purchase.

Please RSVP here!

Event Requests

If your organization is interested in presenting public events at the Center for Creative Writing, please reach out to GrubStreet's Stage and Events Team at [email protected], and a team member will be in touch within three weeks.

We are currently seeking arts and community programming that aligns with our mission, and are particularly interested in partners who can manage their event(s) independently and simply, with the ability to assist with setup and breakdown. Our event space has hosted comedy groups, open mics, trivia nights, reading parties, staged readings, and more, and we're always excited to explore more innovative uses of our space! Read our FAQs to learn more.