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Dear <<First Name>>,

There's nothing like free-falling from a rickety airplane 12,000 feet in the air while strapped to the chest of a stranger to remind you of what's really important in life. Suddenly, you wish you'd worked a little harder on that unfinished manuscript. Of course, if near-death tandem skydiving isn't your idea of literary inspiration, might we recommend one of these upcoming multi-week classes at Grub instead:

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Announcing September 2019 Short Classes 

We’ve got a new batch of classes this September to get you excited for the fall season. Don't miss out on these upcoming 3-hour seminars and 6-hour weekend workshops

September 6th & 7th
Narrative Unbound: Experimental Structures in Essays and Stories
Novel Essentials: Narrative Perspective
Overstory and Understory: Layering Meaning
Publishing Your Short Work: Strategies to Maximize Success on Your Submissions
Novel Revision Series: Point of View & Voice
Placing Personal Essays in Mainstream Publications
Vision and Sound: Ignite Your Story Through Rhythm, Texture, and Style
Overcoming Writer's Block

September 13th & 14th
Rewind, Fast Forward, Pause, Play: Negotiating Time in Fiction
Flash: Crafting and Publishing Short Pieces
Vision and Sound: Ignite Your Story Through Rhythm, Texture, and Style
The First Fifteen: How to Open Your Book on the Right Note
Autofiction: Inventing Your Story

September 20th & 21st 
Personal Narrative Essentials: Finding Your Narrative Arc
Novel Essentials: Pacing
Writing the Sitcom Spec
Keeping the 'Pro' in Protagonist

September 27th & 28th 
Publishing Your Book in Today's Changing World
The Novel Series: Outlining Your Novel
Jumpstart Your Writing
Ecofictions, Ecofutures
Structural Steps: Building a Novel With Good Bones
Creating Community Projects

What's Happening 

Only a few hours left to apply for the Novel Generator program with instructor Annie Hartnett. Submit your application before the deadline tonight at 11:59pm and get ready to write your novel.
Cool off from work and the summer heat by joining us for our next Happy Hour Writing Session on Friday, August 23rd. Meet fellow writers and get your creative juices flowing with fun writing exercises and free refreshments.

Our new batch of online classes are up, including brand new offerings like Finding Your Narrative Strategy and Momentum Intensive: Hook and Propel Your Readers. Don’t wait, register today!

Did you know GrubStreet has classes in Providence? Join Rhode Island’s thriving writer community and learn more about our offerings at the Fall Providence Showcase and Info Session on Monday, September 9th. 


Check out our August 2019 edition of "Writing Life Essentials," a monthly hand-curated list of contests, grants, scholarships, submissions calls, and awards. We do the research, so you have more time for what matters: the writing. 

“You can talk to some of the most famous and powerful people on the platform, but more importantly, you can talk directly to your readers wherever they happen to be.” Author Crystal King shares essential tips for authors on how to use Twitter.

Featured Seminar 

Rediscovering the Joy: Making Your Writing Process Fun Again
Nora Corrigan
Friday, August 9th

George Orwell claims “writing a book is a horrible, exhausting struggle, like a long bout of some painful illness,” which is fair. But writing also allows us moments, sometimes even sustained periods of time, that are joyful. In this seminar, students will find a balance between the slow, dogged, iterative revision process on which good writing depends and the freedom of abandoning oneself to the page. 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

Rediscovering the Joy: Making Your Writing Process Fun Again
| Writing Great Artist Statements for Fellowships, Residencies, MFA Programs, & More | Intro to Creative Writing in Spanish & English | Lyricism & Word Choice: Improving Your Prose

Personal Narrative Essentials: The Close-Up Detail (Only 1 Spot Left!) 
| Writing About Fights: Tackling Interpersonal Conflict in Nonfiction | Writing For Advocacy: Giving Your Views a Compelling Voice | Memory & Omission: Transcendental Memoir Writing

Essentials of Historical Fiction
| Cut to the Chase: Dynamic Novel Beginnings

From Vision to Revision: Poetry Focus

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