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Sneak Preview: Why Writing Matters to Lit Up's 10x2 Presenters

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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.

Hannah McCabe

Books & Reading Interviews

Rhode Islanders: Jumpstart Your Writing in Providence!

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Grub is coming to Providence with Jumpstart Your Writing, taught by Ethan Gilsdorf. Join us for a supportive and generative experience for both new and practicing writers!

This class will take place at Ada Books, 717 Westminster Street, Providence RI 02903. 

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Grub News

Five Reasons Why the Book Tour Is Not Dead

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by Ethan Gilsdorf

Is the book tour dead?

It's true that the lavish, publisher-funded, four-star hotel tour with handler, driver and copious bowls of M&Ms (green ones carefully plucked) is over. If that even existed.

Today, with publishers facing woefully depleted publicity staffs and budgets, and the culture's current focus on ebooks, the Internet and social media, one wonders if the old-fashioned reading tour is even worthwhile.

Ethan Gilsdorf

Craft Advice

How to Meet Your Writing Goals in 2015

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by Ethan Gilsdorf

"Being a writer is like having homework every night for the rest of your life," the screenwriter Lawrence Kasdan once said. 

Sometimes being a writer feels like that. It can be hard to stay on track, and keep doing that homework so you can get your writing projects done, when you're up against life's challenges, scheduling difficulties, and other distractions.

Ethan Gilsdorf

The Writing Life

“Write a happier book”: A Q&A with John Cleese, and What He Taught Me About Writing

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Actor, writer, performer, and very tall man John Cleese has a new book out So, Anyway..., which hit bookstores last week.

The memoir revisits Cleese’s childhood, school years, and early comic influences that led him down a fortuitous path to radio, TV, and movie success. His accomplishments include being co-founder of the genius comedy troupe Monty Python’s Flying Circus, co-star and co-writer of Fawlty Towers, and writer, co-star, and co-director of the cult film A Fish Called Wanda, among other feathers in his dead parrot, er, cap.

I had the pleasure of speaking with Cleese during one of his stops ...

Ethan Gilsdorf

Apply to Master Poetry by January 5th!

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The deadline has been extended! Apply for Master Poetry with Scott Challener by January 5th. 

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Master Class Deadline this Thursday!

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Thinking about applying for a master class? Now's your chance to go for it! Step up your craft in the New Year and apply by this Thursday, December 8th at 5:00pm.

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Behind the Scenes at the Phone-a-thon

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GrubStreet's board members manned a phone-a-thon to reach out and thank this year's donors. We asked them why donating to Grub is so important. Watch to see what they said!

 

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Now Open: Master Class Applications

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Ready to get serious about your craft? Apply to one of our Spring master classes by December 8th at 5:00pm.

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