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  • Seminar
  • Boston Book Festival
  • Adult (18+)

Grub at the Boston Book Festival 2016

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  • $0.00 Non-Member
  • $0.00 Member

Class Description

This year's Boston Book Festival ushers in a week packed with literary events for you to take part in! On Thursday, October 13th, The Inaugural Boston Lit Crawl kicks things off with a night of irreverent literary programming in Boston’s Back Bay. From 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. intrepid readers will choose from a variety of unique literary events including games, performances, provocations and other oddities, all in surprising venues ranging from cafes and art galleries to barbershops and shoe stores. Follow the Literary Cultural District's Lit Crawl event page for up-to-date details.

Then, on Saturday, October 15th, from 10:00am - 11:30am Writer Idol promises to entertain and illuminate as Grub's Artistic Director Christopher Castellani performs the first page of YOUR unpublished manuscript for the audience and a panel of three literary agent judges: Katherine Flynn, Sorche Fairbank, and Amaryah Orenstein! When one agent hears a line that would prompt her to stop reading, she will raise her hand. Christopher will keep reading until a second agent raises her hand. The agents will then discuss why the lines gave them pause and offer suggestions to the author. All excerpts are read and evaluated anonymously. Bring THE FIRST 250 WORDS of your manuscript double-spaced, titled, with its genre (fiction or nonfiction) marked clearly at the top. Given the volume of submissions, we can’t guarantee that yours will be read aloud.

Plus, don't forget to drop by the GrubStreet booth at the Copley Square Street Fair throughout the day (Saturday, October 15th, 10am-5pm) to meet instructors and staff, chat about upcoming classes and open workshops, score some free merch, or just to say hi!

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.