“If you write one story, it may be bad; if you write a hundred, you have the odds in your favor.”
"I can shake off everything as I write;
my sorrows disappear, my courage is reborn."
— Anne Frank
GrubWrites: Pick of the Week
Like so many writers, our hearts are heavy with the loss of Toni Morrison. To honor and remember her legacy and her monumental contribution to literature—in particular the ways in which her creative and critical work has inspired writers and readers of color—we've decided to collect the thoughts and appreciations about her from our community.
Director of Core Programs and Faculty Dariel Suarez received a glowing review in the Kenyon Review for his story collection A Kind of Solitude. Development Associate and Boston Writers of Color Group Coordinator Serina Gousby was featured in WBUR's article "'We Thank You': Black Writers In Boston Remember Iconic Author Toni Morrison." NovelIncubator Graduate Tracey Palmer was selected for a two-week residency at the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts.
Novel Incubator Graduate Rachel Barenbaum interviewed Helen Phillips about her latest novel The Need for the LA Review of Books. Master Poetry Instructor Cathie Desjardins' poem "Because the Sparrows" was released online in Dreamers Magazine. The poem also appears in her new poetry book Buddha in the Garden released by Tasora Press. Novel Incubator graduate Mark Guerin's essay “How to Write About Your Life Without Pissing Off the People in Your Life” will be published online in Writers Digest on August 26th.