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  • Seminar
  • In-Person: Seaport
  • Adult (18+)

Accessing Memories through the Kitchen Door

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  • $85.00 Non-Member
  • $75.00 Member

Class Description

Around the kitchen table is where real conversations happen. There, discussions are honest or not, humorous, combative, or emotional. They provide inspiration for our writing, or present the ideal setting to place our characters to converse. As a way to access these memories or create a compelling scene, beginning your draft with food is a delicious way to enter your imagination and discover the motivations of your characters: how they live and eat. In this seminar, we will use flavorful prompts, view a couple of tense dining scenes from films, and read a notable essays from Best American Food Writing issues that will make you hungry to write your own scenes, essays, and stories.

For writers of fiction and nonfiction of all levels.

Scholarships Format/Location

Thanks to the excellent literary citizenship of our donors, scholarships are available for all GrubStreet classes. To apply, click the gray "APPLY FOR SCHOLARSHIP" button. In order to be considered for a scholarship, you must complete your application at least one week before the start date of a class. Please await our scholarship committee's decision before registering for the class. We cannot hold spots in classes, so the sooner you apply, the better. Scholarships cannot be applied retroactively.

For more detailed information about GrubStreet scholarships, including how to contribute to scholarship funds for other students, click here.

This class will take place in-person at our Center for Creative Writing in Boston's Seaport neighborhood.


Covid-19 Update:

GrubStreet's space will be mask-optional when Boston's Covid-19 Community Level is low or medium. When the Covid-19 Community Level is high, our space will require masks. Please check GrubStreet's Covid-19 page for the latest info on masking and Community Levels before visiting in person.


Space Accessibility:

Our space is ADA accessible with automatic door openers, ADA-compliant restrooms, desk and table spacing, braille signage, and elevator. Our classrooms can be equipped with ALS for hard of hearing individuals. We cannot guarantee a scent-free environment. For more accessibility requests, please contact our Operations team at [email protected] or (617) 695-0075.