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Sneak Preview: Hear from Lit Up's 10x2 Presenters

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One of the most anticipated events at our annual Lit Up Gala is our signature 10x2 program, where ten Grubbies take the stage for two minutes each to read from their best work. Get a sneak peek in our blog post, where some of our speakers share why writing matters to them.

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Write On Prompts: Episode 8 — Ethan Gilsdorf

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During this time when our normal writing routines (alongside most other routines!) have been disrupted, we’re sharing short videos designed to help us all get unstuck, move forward, or find a new direction for our writing projects.

 

In Episode 8 of our "Write On Prompts" video series, GrubStreet Instructor Ethan Gilsdorf shares a prompt about how to enhance any scene you write with important setting and worldbuilding details.

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What Makes a Good Workshop Citizen?

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Writers often say that the workshop experience is crucial in developing their art. Creating a vibrant and productive workshop is not a matter of luck — there are things we can all do to be better workshop citizens. For this special edition of Sound Skeins, we asked a selection of the dedicated writers, authors, and instructors in our community what we should all be doing to ensure we become valuable, productive, and responsible members of any writing class

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The Workshop

YAWP Summer 2019 Playlist Series: In the Garage

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In anticipation of 75-degree-or-higher weather, endless waffle cones of ice cream, and later curfews, we’ve asked teen instructors to describe their upcoming teen class as a pop song. Our first instructor in our YAWP Summer Playlist series is Ethan Gilsdorf, author of Fantasy Freaks and Gaming Geeks: An Epic Quest for Reality Among Role Players, Online Gamers, and Other Dwellers of Imaginary Realms



If my class Storytelling with Dungeons & Dragons was a pop song, it would have to be Weezer's "In the Garage." Why? Well, just listen to the opening lyrics to the song:


"I've got a ...

Ethan Gilsdorf

The Writing Life

Summer 2021 Multi-Week Classes are Here

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Summer 2021 multi-week classes have finally arrived!

 

As we continue to operate remotely during the pandemic and prepare for the completion and launch of our new home, all summer 2021 "in-person" classes will continue to be held remotely via video conferencing. We remain so grateful to you for showing up online to support the GrubStreet community and your own writing.

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The Grubbies' Guide to the Boston Book Festival 2014

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The sixth annual Boston Book Festival is taking place this Saturday, October 25th, and it's shaping up to be a fantastic event. Grub is proud to be hosting a Writer Idol event in the morning and manning a booth on Copley Square all day long

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So You Want to Be a Writer in 2022? Setting Yourself Up for Success

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Author and GrubStreet instructor Ethan Gilsdorf shares some tips and practical insight into how to set and reach your writing goals in 2022. You can learn more about this subject in Ethan’s two upcoming Online: Zoom seminars, So You Want to be a Writer in 2022? on Friday, January 21st or Saturday, February 19th.

 

 

If you’re anything like me, then this will sound like a familiar scenario: The new year begins. You make a list of resolutions, hopes and dreams: to improve your diet, your fitness, your mindfulness, or to change any so-called ...

Ethan Gilsdorf

Craft Advice

Take an Online Class At Your Own Pace

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Whether you need more flexibility than traditional workshops offer, or the Zoom fatigue is just getting too real, our online "On Demand" classes are the answer—they have no live meetings! That means you can log in and learn from anywhere using our interactive and super easy-to-use platform, Wet Ink. Write whenever's best for you while still enjoying the structure and feedback of a workshop

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Spring 2022 Multi-Week Classes are Here!

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Spring 2022 multi-week classes have arrived!

 

We’ve got a whole host of new online classes taking place over Zoom that we’re excited to share, including Medium as Muse: Poetic Inspiration in Movies, Music, and More with Crystal ValentineShort Story Study Hall: "Best American Short Stories 2021" with Courtney SenderWriting Group: It's a Marathon, But It's Also a Sprint! with Lori Goldstein, and so much more.

In addition to the online Zoom classes below, we'll also be hosting limited in-person short classes and events at our new space in the Seaport this spring. We ...

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Lit Up 2021: Bidding Closes Today!

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Today is your last chance to bid on Lit Up 2021 items! For this year's virtual bidding experience, we’re excited to offer you more items and experiences at many price points. You can look forward to a variety of items to bid on online, including:

  • An autographed baseball from Red Sox Player #7 Christian Vázquez
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