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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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Grub News

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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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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Local writers create choose-your-own-story experience for Boston Book Fest

Love? Gunplay? It all begins at the Boston Public Library and PermambuLIT, a choose your own story interactive fiction project being launched at the Boston Book Festival

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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

Before you charge into publication ...

Here’s the thing: The world has too many good writers. What editors and agents need are good ideas.

That’s one of the thoughts I like to hammer home every time I teach my class “Crafting the Pitch” [FYI, spots still open for the next session of this seminar, Monday, March 7th, 6:30-9:30pm. Register here!]

In this seminar, I teach students how to write killer cover letters for submitting essays to literary magazines, non-fiction book proposals to agents, and articles to editors of magazines, newspapers and online publications.

We look at the basic elements of a pitch ...

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Craft Advice Guest Post

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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