Workshops

With hundreds of sessions on offer every year, GrubStreet workshops cater to all writing genres. Classes come in three different formats: seminars, weekend workshops, and multi-weeks. Courses also range from low, medium, or high, depending on the commitment level. Search our offerings by format, level, or genre.

Format

Three-Hour Seminars

Want to learn how to pitch an agent, or master the omniscient point of view? Maybe you need a crash course in the finer points of dialogue, or want to explore a new essay form. These three-hour sessions hone in on a single aspect of the writing process or the writing life. Click here for a list of current seminars.

Six-Hour Weekend Workshops

In a weekend workshop, writers have a whole day at Grub to dig into a broader element of craft, through generative exercises and on-the-spot feedback sessions. Classes might focus on topics like the revision process, craft elements like point of view, or an introduction to a new genre. Click here for a list of current workshops.

Multi-Week Classes

Running for 6, 10, or 12 consecutive weeks, these workshop-style courses are for students interested in generating new work, or developing and revising their current projects while getting feedback from instructors and fellow students. Click here for a full list of current multi-week classes.

Genre



Levels

  • Level I (Low)Usually generative (focused on drafting new material), Level I courses involve 0-1 hours of outside work per week.
  • Level II (Medium): the standard workshop model, these courses involve 1-6 hours of outside work per week, and include giving feedback on your fellow students’ work.
  • Level III (High): an advanced version of the standard workshop, these classes involve 7 or more hours a week, including intense revision, and feedback on fellow students’ work.

New to Grub and not sure where to start? Check out our free sessions! Every month, we hold a free lunchtime session with a Grub instructor to whet your creative whistle, and once a term we break out the cheese and wine at our Open House events, where students can find out about new classes and get advice on the courses that best suit their needs. Click here for upcoming events.