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Teen Scholarships Available for Summer Classes

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Did you know that GrubStreet offers scholarships for every teen class? Whatever your writing and literary interests may be, GrubStreet has got you covered with classes and scholarships available all summer long. No need to stop at one! You can apply for multiple scholarships, and we encourage it. Check out all of our upcoming summer teen classes and apply for a scholarship today. 

Sean Van Deuren

Grub News

Books that Made You Brave

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In the "Books that Made You" series, we're taking a look at the books that made us who we are. Bravery is on our minds in the wake of Dr. Christine Blasey Ford's courageous testimonywhere it comes from, how it surges and supports us, the doors it opens. Bravery can be contagious, and we need it now in order to speak up, to defend ourselves and others, and to move forward together into a better future

Colwill Brown

Books & Reading Grub News

"Grub is Like Hogwarts" and 4 Other Reasons To Give

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This month, Grub's Founder and Executive Director Eve Bridburg challenged her kids to advocate for the organizations they believe in. Inspired by their efforts, she decided to take the challenge herself and asked Grub donors why it's important to give to Grub 

 

Eve Bridburg

The Workshop

Part of Me Does Not Want to Describe Kimbilio to Anyone. It’s Too Precious to Share With Outsiders.

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This summer, GrubStreet instructor Jonathan Escoffery found much more than a workshop at the Kimbilio retreat for writers of the African Diaspora. Describing that transformative week to his white peers, however, was not always a positive experience.

 

Jonathan Escoffery

The Writing Life

Why Are Boston Writers Special? They'll Tell You What They Know

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Groups of writers can be competitive, cagey, and unwilling to share what they know, but when Grub Instructor Jonathan Escoffery came to Boston, he found the supportive community he'd been looking for. Teen writers can catch Jonathan in person on Saturday, October 21st, in his YAWP class, Publishing Your Short Work: Submission Tips to Get Your Work Out There! This essay was originally published by The Writers' Room of Boston, where Jonathan is the 2017 Ivan Gold Fellow.

 

When I arrived in Boston three years ago, it was my second cross-country move as an adult. The first took me ...

Jonathan Escoffery

The Writing Life

Anticipating Twenty: Executive Director Eve Bridburg on Grub Grown Up

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It’s hard for me to wrap my head around the notion that GrubStreet will be twenty next year. I was twenty-nine when I put $400 on my credit card to produce our first flyer advertising two fiction workshops. Next year, I’ll be just shy of fifty. My two children, babies in the early days who crawled through the legs of our first volunteers during gatherings in my living room, will both be in high school.  This summer, my daughter, for the second year running, will ride the T into the city with her friend Molly to take classes with ...

Eve Bridburg

News

Grub Beat: The Fellowship Experience in Four Parts

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by Mack Makishima

The whole Grub Street experience has a kind of music to it. Due, in part, to the fact that it looms over the Steinway piano shop, where music never really stops. You meet people, the students, the instructors, and the administrators behind the curtain, who all seem to have back-stories of their own, like characters in a ballad

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Guest Post The Writing Life

The Best of the Rag: Department of Congratulations: Do-We-Seriously-Need-a-Size Larger-Than-Venti? Edition

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We dare you: try to drink an entire supersized Caramel Macchiato before reaching the end of this shockingly large Department of Congratulations. Just try it.

This month, we start off with good news from our students. Former Grub student Kara Provost attended Grub poetry classes back in the early days when Grub was based in Somerville, and now she has her second chapbook of poems coming out

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Success Stories

Teen Summer Remote Classes

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Do you have a teen writer in your life? Let them know about GrubStreet's Summer Teen Classes starting this June. This summer, we've put together an entire catalog of exciting remote teen classes designed to keep the YAWP community connected while also providing plenty of optional portions for breaks from screens when needed.

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Grub News

A Teen Reflection on Assigned Summer Reading Lists 

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GrubStreet’s Working in the Arts Summer Fellowship (WITA) provides young writers with job experience working in the arts. Over the course of the summer, Fellows support GrubStreet’s YAWP program, receive mentorship, and gain access to other working artists. In this post, WITA Fellow Jola Laguda reflects on the idea of the assigned summer reading list and offers a new list of books based on input from current teen writers at GrubStreet.

Jola Laguda