Learn Anytime, Day or Night (or Somewhere in Between)!
Don’t live in Boston? Prefer to learn from the comfort of your couch in PJs? We’re not here to judge. Wherever you are, our online courses bring the GrubStreet classroom experience to you. Online classes are flexible in schedule, with most classes having no set meeting time, so you can learn whenever works best for you. Dig into dynamic craft lessons, inspiring prompts and assignments, compelling, diverse readings, helpful peer and instructor feedback, and more through our interactive and super easy-to-use platform (designed specifically for writers!), Wet Ink. To get a sense of how the platform works, you can check out this short video.
COVID-19 Update: In addition to our usual online classes, all of GrubStreet’s formerly in-person Summer 2020 classes will now be held remotely, via video-conference. A little guide to language: “remote” classes are those that will meet via video conference at a specific date and time, while “online” classes (like the ones listed below) take place on Wet Ink, our online learning platform, and have no set meeting times. Check out our full class schedule of “remote” and “online” classes.
Current Online Offerings
Starting in June 2020
- Jumpstart Your Novel, with Kelly Dalke
- Intro to Fiction, with Carolyn Zaikowski
- The Final Drafts: Revising Your Short Fiction, with Colin Corrigan
- Intro to Screenwriting, with Paloma Valenzuela
- Intro to the Personal Essay, with Sari Boren
- Crafting Scene, with Nora Corrigan
- 6 Weeks, 6 Worlds, with Marcella Haddad
- 6 Weeks, 6 Poems, with Michael Schermerhorn
- Craft Intensive: The Interior Lives of Characters, with Jackie Cangro
- 6 Weeks, 6 Stories, with Kate Senecal
- Novel Revision Intensive, with Kate Racculia
- 6 Weeks, 6 Essays, with Matthew Harrison
- Craft Intensive: Time As It Is Felt, with Maya Lang
- Novel Builder: The Murky Middle, with Alison Murphy
- Memoir Builder, with E.B. Bartels
- Novel In Progress, with Cam Terwilliger
Starting in July 2020
- Building Compelling Scenes, with Blair Hurley
- Writing for TV, with Shari Frost
- Picture Book Revision, with Holly Thompson
- 6 Weeks, 6 Essays, with Judith Hertog
- 6 Weeks, 6 Stories, with Stacy Mattingly
- Get Submissions Ready, with Caroline Woods
- Fairy Tale & Myth: Retelling and Re-imagination, with Marcella Haddad
- 6 Weeks, 6 Poems: Poetic Lineage, with Derek JG Williams
- Writing the Lyric Essay, with Baylea Jones
- Science Fiction & Fantasy, with Sara Rivera
How It Works
On the day before your class begins, you'll receive an invitation with instructions on how to log into Wet Ink, our online class platform, where you can explore your class materials, readings, and details on how your class will run (if you want to get a sense of how the platform works, you can check out this short video!). On the first day of class, you will receive a welcome email from your instructor with any final directions and information you might need.
Students in our online workshops need not have any experience taking web-based classes, though some familiarity with the internet and online communities will make for a smoother experience. To minimize technical problems, students should have access to a reliable internet connection and an updated browser (we recommend Google Chrome).
If you have any questions about our online classes, please email us at [email protected].