Making humans better writers and writers better humans since 1997.

Dear <<First Name>>,

Welcome to the Writing Cruise! Here’s your itinerary for the next five days:

Day 1: "Welcome Aboard Party!"
Day 2: Finding The Perfect Writing Spot . . . And Getting Seasick. 
Day 3: Maybe Feeling Better Soon?
Day 4: Nope, Still Seasick. . .
Day 5: Disembarkation. 

If getting your sea legs is less of a priority than getting writing done, might we recommend one of our featured multi-week classes instead?

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Announcing Online Fall Classes 

This fall, write from the comfort of your home in one of our upcoming online classes. We're offering favorites and new workshops like Momentum Intensive: Hook and Propel Your Readers: Online and Plotting the Short Story: Online. Check out all of our upcoming online classes starting this September: 

Intro to Fiction (starting September 11th)
6 Weeks, 6 Stories (starting September 11th)
Finding Your Narrative Strategy (starting September 18th)
Crafting Scene (starting September 18th)
Plotting the Short Story (starting September 18th)
Reading Like a Writer (starting October 2nd)
Supernatural Fiction (starting October 9th)

Intro to the Personal Essay (starting September 4th)
Memoir Builder (starting September 11th)
6 Weeks, 6 Essays (starting September 18th)
Essay Structure Intensive (starting September 25th)
Science and Nature Writing (starting October 16th)
Writing the Short, Publishable Personal Essay (starting October 16th)

Momentum Intensive: Hook and Propel Your Readers (starting September 18th)

Novel Outlining Intensive (starting September 11th)
Jumpstart Your Novel (starting September 11th)
Scrivener Intensive (starting October 2nd)
Novel Builder (starting October 2nd)
Novel in Progress (starting October 2nd)
YA/MG Novel Builder (starting October 2nd)

Intro to Poetry (starting September 4th)
6 Weeks, 6 Poems (starting September 11th)

Intro to Screenwriting & TV Writing (starting September 25th)

What's Happening 

Join us on Tuesday, August 20th for drinks, snacks, and the answers to your questions about all things GrubStreet. Current Grubbies will also read from their work in our Student Showcase.
Ready to take your writing further? The deadline to apply for our fall Master Classes in memoir, personal essay, poetry, fiction, and revision strategies is Friday, August 23rd. Don’t wait, apply today.

Celebrate with us at GrubStreet's Gala and Literary Showcase on October 10th! Leave the formal gowns and black ties at home and join us for a fun night out to support writers of all ages, backgrounds, and incomes.

Live in Egleston Square or Mattapan? This fall, we're partnering with the Boston Public Library to bring FREE creative writing workshops to your neighborhood. Check out our full Write Down The Street fall schedule and register today.


Like so many writers, our hearts are heavy with the loss of Toni Morrison. To honor and remember her legacy and monumental contribution to literature -- in particular the ways in which her creative and critical work has inspired writers and readers of color -- we're collecting thoughts and appreciations. We invite everyone to submit here

“One day in, I’m battling a sense of doom, fear, frustration and resignation, and I realized: this is exactly the rollercoaster I’m on with my third novel.” Katrin Schumann lists the nine distinct stages of writing a novel. 

Featured Seminar 

Writing Great Artist Statements for Fellowships, Residencies, MFA Programs, & More
Stacy Mattingly
Friday, August 16th

Whether you want to enhance your craft or win more writerly time and support, chances are that someday you’ll face a competitive application process. In this session, we’ll discuss the key components that every artist statement should include, as well as other ways to make your application as strong as can be. Read more.

Short Classes

See our upcoming short classes below, or browse our 3-hour seminars and 6-hour weekend workshops.

The Path to Publishing Your Fiction

Writing Great Artist Statements for Fellowships, Residencies, MFA Programs, & More | Intro to Creative Writing in Spanish & English | Lyricism & Word Choice: Improving Your Prose

Writing For Advocacy: Giving Your Views a Compelling Voice | Memory & Omission: Transcendental Memoir Writing | Personal Narrative Essentials: Building Characters | Imagining the Gaps in Memoir: How to Write a Story When the Story Runs Out | More Than Skin-Deep: Writing Essays for Women's & Beauty Publications

Cut to the Chase: Dynamic Novel Beginnings

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