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
Twice a month, we feature our favorite literary links. As ever, we promise: You’ll laugh. You'll ponder. You won’t get any writing done.
From The Guardian,"Nipples On My Knee," "Love Your Lady Landscape," and "An Ape's View of Evolution": Meet the books in the running for the 2017 Diagram prize for oddest book title of the year.
Celebrate Pride Month with amazing writers! Join us at Trident at 7pm tonight for a discussion panel about writing queer lives in both fiction and nonfiction featuring Brontez Purnell and Grubbies Chris Castellani, Garrard Conley, Kelly Ford, Catherine Guthrie, and Alexandria Marzano-Lesnevich.
“Be Patient with the Process”: Interview with Memoir Incubator Alum Michelle Bowdler About Her Book IS RAPE A CRIME?
Grubbie Kristen Paulson-Nguyen interviews fellow Memoir Incubator alum Michelle Bowdler about her memoir Is Rape a Crime? A Memoir, an Investigation, and a Manifesto, which was recently longlisted for the National Book Award for Nonfiction.
Grub is taking a trip to DC! February 8-11, Grub staff and instructors will be at the AWP conference. If you're attending AWP, you can catch us on panels, at readings, and hanging out at our glorious booth, complete with board games, inflatable chairs, a red typewriter, and all your hopes and dreams (no, seriously). Plus, make sure to join us on Friday evening for cocktail hour at Rocket Bar, co-hosted by Post Road magazine. First drink is on us! See below for details.
Last month, Incubator instructors Michelle Hoover (The Quickening and Bottomland), and Alex Marzano-Lesnevich (Any One of Us, forthcoming), got chatty over twitter with authors Steve Beeber, Rebecca Makkai, Kate Racculia, Patricia Park, Christopher Castellani, Novel Incubator alums and authors Louise Miller, Stephanie Gayle, Emily Ross, and a host of writers and students from the Grub community. The topic in question? What does it take to finish a book? We collected some highlights from the chat, chock full of priceless writing advice, inspiration, and insight to help you over the finish line, whether you're writing a novel …