|About||GrubStreet is one of the nation's leading creative writing centers, offering over five hundred classes for all genres every year, in Boston and online.|
|Mission||We believe that narrative transforms lives, builds bridges, and produces empathy. By rigorously developing voices of every type and talent and by removing barriers to entry, GrubStreet fosters the creation of meaningful stories and ensures that excellent writing remains vital and relevant.|
GrubStreet was founded in 1997 by Eve Bridburg, who envisioned an arts center that welcomed writers of all genres and ambitions, and which cultivated a rigorous but supportive atmosphere that never involved tears or humiliation.
Writing is about inspiration, but is also about craft, hard work, and who you know. GrubStreet aims to help with all aspects of the literary life, from experimenting with a different genre to marketing a finished work. We believe that writers at all levels hunger for critical feedback that is honest but not damaging, and encouragement that is constructive and not hand-holding.
GrubStreet also offers the chance to be part of a community. You can read your latest work at our Season Showcase, a quarterly reading and party. Meet editors and agents at our annual The Muse and the Marketplace conference. Find a writers group among workshop and seminar classmates. Hear high-energy readings and even do some dancing at our "Grub Gone..." Friday night parties. Or drop by on a Saturday morning for coffee and free-wheeling discussions on topics of interest to readers and writers.
We believe that teaching and practicing the art of creative writing is not only important because it explores and documents the human condition, but because it creates meaning in our lives. We write and read for various reasons—to understand, to see through and beyond, to experiment, to imagine, to escape—but our main concern is that the work is the best it can be.
At GrubStreet, you'll make connections, meet other writers and, most importantly, get writing.
For information on classes and events, please visit our website at www.grubstreet.org.
Also, please consider subscribing to our publications:
The GrubStreet Newsletter: http://www.grubstreet.org/index.php?id=478
And the GrubStreet Blog: http://grubdaily.org/