Local novelists KELLY FORD (Cottonmouths) and MICHELLE HOOVER (Bottomland)

Join local authors and Grubstreet instructors KELLY FORD and MICHELLE HOOVER at Papercuts JP for an evening of reading and discussion.

From a compelling new voice in LGBTQ and Southern fiction, FORD’s Cottonmouths is a gripping tale of crime and desire amid small-town America’s meth epidemic.

At once intimate and sweeping, HOOVER’s Bottomland follows the Hess family in the years after World War I, as they attempt to rid themselves of the Anti-German sentiment that left a stain on their name.

This event is ticketed; you can purchase tickets here.

New Voices in Fiction: IAN BASSINGTHWAIGHTE in conversation with ANDREW KRIVAK

Harvard Book Store and GrubStreet welcome award-winning writer IAN BASSINGTHWAIGHTE and The Signal Flame author ANDREW KRIVÁK for a discussion of BASSINGTHWAIGHTE’s debut novel, Live from Cairo.

From a hugely talented, award-winning young author, a brilliant, lively debut novel about an impulsive American attorney, a methodical Egyptian translator, and a disillusioned Iraqi-American resettlement officer trying to protect a refugee who finds herself trapped in Cairo during the turbulent aftermath of the January 25 revolution.

This book will be for sale at the event for 20% off.  There will also be a signing after the event.

This event is part of Harvard and GrubStreet’s New Voices in Fiction event series.

No tickets required for attendance.

Release Party for Elephants Walk Together by CHERYL LAWTON MALONE

Come out and help join Newtonville Books release Elephants Walk Together by CHERYL LAWTON MALONE! This event is free to attend.

As calves, Asian elephants Precious and Baba roam the wild together, curious and proud. But when they get captured and are split up, their time together seems like a distant memory. Still, separated by many miles and over many years, their friendship remains, and there’s hope they will once again roam wide open spaces together.

CHERYL LAWTON MALONE is a freelance writer, poet, and MFA grad who teaches at Lesley University and Grub Street in Boston. She and her husband live in Massachusetts.

In Conversation: Author ALLEGRA GOODMAN

Best-selling author ALLEGRA GOODMAN talks about her latest book, The Chalk Artist, and shares her secrets on writing and her passions with GrubStreet Writer’s Room author KAREN LENAR WINN.

ALLEGRA GOODMAN’s novels include Intuition, The Cookbook Collector, Paradise Park, and Kaaterskill Falls (a National Book Award finalist). Her fiction has appeared in The New Yorker, Commentary, and Ploughshares and has been anthologized in The O.HenryAwards and Best American Short Stories. She has written two collections of short stories, The Family Markowitz and Total Immersionand a novel for younger readers, The Other Side of the Island. Her essays and reviews have appeared in TheNewYork Times BookReview, The WallStreetJournal, The NewRepublic, The Boston Globe, and TheAmerican Scholar. 

Vilna Shul offers $5 validated parking after 4pm and on weekends.

GrubStreet Spring 2018 Open House and Showcase

Love to write but don’t have anywhere to get feedback on your work? Want to meet fellow writers and work under the guidance of published authors? GrubStreet is here to help!

Drop by our Open House on Wednesday, November 29th for drinks, snacks, and the answers to your questions about all things GrubStreet. New or future grubbies can get to know Grub HQ, hear about upcoming Spring classes, and mingle with fellow students and writers. Grub staff members will be on hand to discuss your writing goals and recommend classes that are right for you, plus we have special class discounts for all attendees.

Not only that, but current Grubbies will read from their work in our Student Showcase! Come with any questions between 5:30 and 6:55pm. Reading starts at 7:00pm.

GrubStreet Novel Incubator Open House and Info Session

Interested in taking your novel to the next level? Join GrubStreet for an informal Q&A session on their Novel Incubator program. Alumni of the program and instructor MICHELLE HOOVER will be there to answer any questions you have about the Novel Incubator program. They’ll give you all the information you need to know about the application process, what the program entails, the schedule, the philosophy behind our approach, and anything else on your mind.

Memoir Incubator Open House & Info Session

Interested in taking your memoir to the next level? Join GrubStreet Thursday, February 8th for an informal Q&A session on our Memoir Incubator program. Alumni of the program and instructor ALYSIA ABBOTT will be there to answer any questions you have about the Memoir Incubator program. We’ll give you all the information you need to know about the application process, what the program entails, the schedule, the philosophy behind our approach, and anything else on your mind.

Register now for the open house.

Writing About Family: a free creative writing workshop

“I’ve been wanting to write about the women in my family for some time, but haven’t known where to start,” says the narrator of a short story by Argentinian writer Pola Oloixarac. Can you relate? Whether you want to write fiction or nonfiction, writing about family can be complicated. How do you shape your story? How can you make complex relationships make sense on the page and write without nostalgia or sentimentality? In this short workshop, you will look at examples from both fiction and memoir, write new material, and have the opportunity to discuss your work.

Coffee and snacks provided. Families are welcome. The workshop is geared towards adults, but teens are welcome to participate with a parent or older relative. Simple activities will be provided to keep children busy.

About the Instructor

Denise Delgado is a writer, artist, educator and consultant. Her fiction and critical work have appeared in Inch, Hinchas de Poesía, Jai-Alai Magazine, and Fiction Writers Review, among others. Delgado received an MA in Media Studies from The New School and an MFA in fiction from Warren Wilson College. She is currently at work on a linked collection of short stories set in Miami.

Boston Writers of Color: Submit-a-Thon!

Back by popular demand! The Submit-a-Thon is about making the daunting process of sending out your work a little more fun. Use this time to write cover letters, statements, format manuscripts, share tips & tricks, and manage your submissions. Bring a work that’s ready for the world and get ready to submit!

Boston Writers of Color: April Social!

Join the Boston Writers of Color for their April social at Dudley Cafe. Relax and unwind with a drink and meet other writers with similar interests.