Welcome to the sixteenth edition of Best of Boston, filled to the brim with literary goodness to add to your calendar. Take a peek at Grub's assemblage of all the most exciting events going on around town next month.
Here at Grub HQ, we're always talking about the books that keep us up at night, the novels we can't put down, the memoirs that call to us over our morning coffees. Every month, we'll share our staff's latest literary obsessions to add to your own never-ending reading list.
Katie, Grub's Marketing/AV Intern, is reading John Gardner's Grendel. For her, the book is a strong reminder about the importance of perspective and she loves John Gardner's distinct and witty writing style.
Director of Programs & Marketing Alison is currently reading Pedagogy of ...
GrubStreet's Memoir Incubator Program is an MFA-level year-long course for authors working to develop their memoir drafts. Molly Magram Schpero writes on the community she found as a student in the Incubator, and how vital it was to find a new "nest" after the program ended.
Last year, I graduated from GrubStreet’s Memoir Incubator program, and the experience was enough of a life-changer that even though I’m not hitting my word counts, or deadlines, I’m still measuring time in Memoir Incubator units. Our brilliant and inspiring teacher, Alex Marzano-Lesnevich, did everything an incubator, but especially a real mother hen ...
Wednesday, December 2, 6:00pm-7:30pm.
Interested in taking your novel to the next level? Join us on December 2nd for an informal Q&A session on our Novel Incubator program. Alumni of the program and instructor Michelle Hoover will be there to answer any questions you have about the Novel Incubator Program. We'll give you all the information you need to know about the application process, what the program entails, the schedule, the philosophy behind our approach, and anything else on your mind.
Interested in developing or revising your memoir? Now is your chance to work with the amazing Alexandria Marzano-Lesnevich for a WHOLE YEAR in the Memoir Incubator program, a competitive and affordable MFA-level course for ten memoir writers that begins in May 2015. For a good sense of the experience you will have, check out the great post Alexandria wrote about the program here.
Interested in taking your memoir to the next level? Join us Wednesday, February 25th from 6pm - 7:30pm for an informal Q&A session on our Memoir Incubator program. Alumni of the program and instructor Alexandria Marzano-Lesnevich will be there to answer any questions you have about the program, including the application process, what the program entails, the schedule, the philosophy behind our approach, and anything else on your mind.
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Dear Friends of literature,
I’m writing about GrubStreet, the writing community that changed my life. When I first came to Grub, it consisted of a handful of hopeful people. Grub’s founder, Eve Bridburg, had graduated from Boston University’s Creative Writing M.A. program a few years before I did, and in 1998, I asked Eve for a job. Few people would employ a writer whose career experience consisted of a few published short stories and a decade’s worth of food service, but Eve hired me. That’s the generous belief Grub was founded on: encouraging people who are passionate ...