Workshops & Events
Grub and Gardner: Word Play
Thursday, December 19th, 5:00-9:00pm at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum.
- Instructor: TBA
- We'll announce this person's name soon!
Novel in Progress: Section C
8 Mondays from 6:30pm-9:30pm at the Welch Building 146 Front Street, Scituate, MA 02066. Begins January 13th.
- Wallace Stegner
- Colum McCann
- Margot Livesey
- Toni Morrison
- Andre Dubus III
- John Irving
- Jonathan Safran Foer
- Lily King
- Justin Torres
- Tobias Wolff
- Judith Guest
- Instructor: Lynne Griffin
- Lynne Griffin is the author of the novels Sea Escape (Simon & Schuster) and Life Without Summer (St. Martin’s Press), and the nonfiction parenting guide, Negotiation Generation (Penguin). In addition to teaching at Grub Street, Lynne teaches in the graduate program of family studies at Wheelock College. She is the family life contributor for Boston’s Fox Morning News and writes for The Writer magazine, Parenting magazine, and Psychology Today. For more about Lynne’s work, visit her website, www.LynneGriffin.com or her blog, Field Guide to Families.
6 Weeks, 6 Stories: ONLINE CLASS
6 weeks in Grub Street's online space with live meetings on Tuesdays from 8:00-9:00pm EST, beginning January 28th.
- Instructor: Stace Budzko
- Stace Budzko has been published or is forthcoming in Blip, Southeast Review, Versal, Upstreet, Necessary Fiction, Norton Anthology of Hint Fiction, Press 53, PANK, Hobart, elimae, The Los Angeles Review, Night Train, The Collagist, Rose Metal Press Field Guide to Flash Fiction, Flash Fiction Forward, Brevity & Echo, Quick Fiction and elsewhere. The screen adaptations of his stories have received numerous honors and showcases as well. At present, he is a writing instructor at Emmanuel College and writer-in-residence at the Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston.
The Perfect Crime (Novel): Writing Mystery and Suspense: ONLINE CLASS
10 weeks in Grub Street's online space with live meetings on Tuesdays from 1:00-2:00pm EST, beginning February 4th.
- Instructor: Ben H. Winters
- Ben H. Winters is the author, most recently, of The Last Policeman, which was selected as an Amazon “Best Book” of July 2012 and for the Indy NEXT List of the American Bookseller’s Association. His other works of fiction include the New York Times bestseller Sense and Sensibility and Sea Monsters and the middle-grade novel The Secret Life of Ms. Finkleman, an Edgar Award nominee and a Bank Street College Best Children’s Book of 2011. Winters’ other books include the science-fiction Tolstoy parody Android Karenina, the Finkleman sequel The Mystery of the Missing Everything, and the supernatural thriller Bedbugs, which has been optioned for the screen by Warner Brothers.
Intro to Fiction: ONLINE CLASS
6 weeks in Grub Street's online space, beginning February 4th. No live meetings.
- A weekly craft talk focusing on an aspect of fiction
- A weekly exercise to sharpen your skills
- Group workshopping of fiction written by you and your classmates
- Individualized critique of your fiction by the instructor
- Discussion of published stories and craft essays by authors like Michael Cunningham, Lorrie Moore, Raymond Carver, Jhumpa Lahiri, John Gardner & Jane Smiley.
- Instructor: Cam Terwilliger
- Cam Terwilliger is a 2013/2014 Fulbright Scholar at McGill University, working on a project titled Yet Wilderness Grew in My Heart, a historical novel set in New York and Québec during the Seven Years War. His stories have appeared in many magazines, including West Branch, The Mid-American Review, Post Road, and Narrative, where he was selected as one of the magazine's "15 Under 30." His fiction has also been supported by fellowships from the Massachusetts Cultural Council, the Virginia Center for Creative Arts, the Elizabeth George Foundation, and the American Antiquarian Society. A graduate of Emerson College's MFA, he has taught previously at Louisiana State University.
Art of the Personal Essay: ONLINE CLASS
6 weeks in Grub Street's online space with live meetings on Wednesdays from 8:00-9:00pm EST, beginning January 8th.
- Instructor: Grace Talusan
- Grace Talusan lives in Somerville and teaches writing at Tufts University. She has published essays and stories in Creative Nonfiction, The Boston Globe, Brevity, Buran, Tufts Magazine, Colorlines, and other publications. She earned an MFA from the University of California, Irvine and a Massachusetts Artist Grant in Fiction.