A Taste of Grub 2010
A Taste of Grub was Friday, November 5th, at the State Room, and if you were one of the 240 people who attended, we hope you'll agree that it was a great event. Featured authors Anita Shreve, Marianne Leone, Chuck Hogan, and Regie Gibson shared some exquisite "teachable sentences" with us, and the Memoir Project's John Vacarro and teen program's Justin Singletary wowed us with their powerful readings. We're proud to say that Friday night felt like an important one for Grub Street, and the incoming energy, funds, and commitment of our guests signaled great promise for Grub's future. The evening wouldn't have been possible without the insight, support, vision, and hard work of our board of directors, our incredible volunteers and our staff — thanks to everyone involved. (Pictures, videos and other updates coming soon!)
A Taste of Grub got us one giant step closer to reaching our yearlong fundraising goal, but we still have some work to do. If you weren't able to come to the event, or if you were able to come and would like to make an additional donation to support literature and writers, please donate what you can now. Any amount helps, and we thank you so much for your generosity.
- Friday, November 5th, 2010
- The State Room
- 60 State Street, 33rd Floor
- Boston, MA 02109
- 7pm: VIP Hour and Authors' Lounge
- 8pm: General Reception
Do you want to support Grub Street but weren't able to come to A Taste of Grub? There's still a chance to bid in our online silent auction. This final week features a killer lineup of items, including Manuscript Feedback Sessions with Best American Short Stories Series Editor Heidi Pitlor, a baseball signed by Red Sox knuckleball pitcher Tim Wakefield, a one-night stay for two at gorgeous Porches Inn in the Berkshires, a one-year family membership to the stately Boston Athenaeum (a perfect writing space!), and much more. Bid for yourself, bid to buy the perfect Christmas present for the writer in your life, but most of all: bid to support your favorite non-profit, Grub Street.
"From the Desk Of" Postcard Auction
Thirty literary luminaries have donated their time and talent and created one-of-a-kind postcards for Grub's 3rd annual "From the Desk Of" Postcard Auction. Bidding begins October 9th--take home a piece of literary history!
Laura Van den Berg
|Anita Shreve grew up in Dedham, Massachusetts, the eldest of three daughters. In 1989, she published her first novel, Eden Close. Since then she has written 12 other novels, among them The Weight of Water, The Pilot's Wife, The Last Time They Met, A Wedding in December, and Body Surfing. In 1998, Shreve received the PEN/L. L. Winship Award and the New England Book Award for fiction. In 1999, she received a phone call from Oprah Winfrey, and The Pilot's Wife became the 25th selection of Oprah's Book Club and an international bestseller. In April 2002, CBS aired the film version of The Pilot's Wife, starring Christine Lahti, and in fall 2002, The Weight of Water, starring Elizabeth Hurley and Sean Penn, was released in movie theaters. Shreve is married to a man she met when she was 13. She has two children and three stepchildren, and in the last eight years has made tuition payments to seven colleges and universities.|
|Marianne Leone is an actress who appeared in The Sopranos, a screenwriter, and an essayist published in The Boston Globe. She lives in Massachusetts with her husband and two rescue dogs. Knowing Jesse: A Mother's Story of Grief, Grace, and Everyday Bliss is her first book. The Jesse Cooper Foundation funds inclusion and adapted sports for children with special needs, and supports disabled orphans in Romania.|
|Chuck Hogan is the New York Times bestselling author of several acclaimed novels, including most recently Devils in Exile. His novel Prince of Thieves was awarded the Hammett Prize for "literary excellence in the field of crime writing," and was recently adapted into the Ben Affleck movie, The Town. He is also the co-author, with Oscar-winning
|Poet, songwriter, author, workshop facilitator, and educator Regie Gibson has performed, taught, and lectured at schools, universities, theaters and various other venues on two continents and in seven countries. Regie has performed at: The Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago's Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago Field Museum of Natural History, Chicago Cultural Center, Elgin Symphony Orchestra Hall with the Elgin Symphony Orchestra, Chicago Symphony Orchestra Hall with the members of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra at the Day of Art Festival, Chicago1s Steppenwolf Theater1s award-winning Traffic Series with David Amram (Composed music & collaborated with Jack Kerouac & Allen Ginsberg.), Harvard Universities Longfellow Hall for the Cambridge Poetry Festival, and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland, OH.|
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