For three weeks every summer, Grub's Teen Fellowship immerses high school students in the writer's life of creative craft and publishing, working with published authors and receiving a stipend for their commitment to the program and their work as artists. 2017 Fellow Justin Celebi reflects on the community he found in the program, and how the friends he made transformed the way he felt about himself as a writer.
One of the things I look forward to the most is teaching in the YAWP program at Grub Street. Not just because teens are awesome writers (if you haven’t read their work on this blog, you really should), but because they are innovative, they see and seek connections, angles, perspectives that would never occur to me.
Still looking for weekend plans? Look no further! Join us for our fun, free sessions for teens, this Saturday, February 25th! Sessions fill, so make sure you sign up! Slam Poetry | Fiction: Code-Switching and Varying Diction | Finding Story: Using Pixar's Storytelling Strategies
Already getting excited about next year's The Muse and the Marketplace conference? So are we! Sadly, we still have a ways to go until #Muse18, but in the meantime, we're reliving the highlights from this year's #Muse17. Today, Eson Kim, Grub's Youth Programs Manager, shares highlights from her time with our 2016-17 crop of teen fellows.
On May 6th, teen fellows from our Young Adult Writers Program (YAWP) attended GrubStreet’s Muse and the Marketplace conference as special guests for the day. Like many other attendees, they juggled a packed agenda and came out tired but ...
Our YAWPers continue to create gorgeous prose in these two 100 word stories. Here we're transported to fantastical worlds full of warriors, psychedelic circuses, and a certain twinge of nostalgia that will follow you right into your dreams. If you're a teen (or know a teen) who loves writing, please click here for info on how you can take part in YAWP (our Young Adult Writing Program). We've got lots of exciting programs coming up and our Saturday sessions are FREE!
One of the most anticipated events at our annual Lit Up Gala (Thursday, November 3rd) is our signature 10x2 program, where ten Grubbies take the stage for two minutes each to read from their best work. This year, we spoke to each of our readers to find out why writing matters and to talk about what GrubStreet means to them.
In this series, "Why I Write," members of the Grub community share what compels them to put words onto paper day after day. In this edition, YAWP student Zach Sclar shares twelve of the reasons why he writes.
- Because I can’t read 24/7.
- Because my dog can only play fetch and Frisbee for so long.
- Because I can’t spend my life on social media.
Every summer, eighteen young writers spend an intensive three weeks at Grub HQ in the Young Adult Writers Program Summer Fellowship. A competitive, application-only course, the annual fellowship guides students to generate new work, learn about the craft of writing, and gain knowledge of the writing and publishing world