GrubStreet Is Coming to PVD

GrubStreet, located in Boston, is one of the leading writing centers in the country. And it’s coming to Providence. This fall, aspiring local writers can take a workshop or weekly class in fiction memoir and screenwriting led by one of Grub Street’s Boston writing instructors who are also working writers. All classes take place at School One, and Ethan Gilsdorf, one of the three Providence instructors says, “I can’t wait to see which students join us at our new ‘home.'”

Gilsdorf recognizes that there are many quality writing classes in the area already, and feels that GrubStreet’s new offerings will complement them. “We’ve long wanted to expand our creative writing class offerings in Providence, and our partnership with School One allows us to serve more students in the area.”

Creating can be a lonely endeavor and artists benefit from a community that can help with resource sharing, peer support and feedback. “What I hope will come out of this new effort is to make sure all Rhode Island writers get access to a writing community,” said Gilsdorf. “GrubStreet is well-known in Boston for being the city’s hub of literary activity, and we’re excited to be part of Providence’s writing and literary scene too.
“I most look forward to helping my students realize their writing goals. I like to see what sort of connections, writing skills and inspiration develops around the seminar table,” continued Gilsdorf. “Helping people tell their stories is what it’s all about.”
All classes take place at 220 University Ave, PVD. For class descriptions, go to grubstreet.org

Mon, Sep 11
Constructing the Scene, 6 – 9pm 

Crash Course in Short Story, 6 – 9pm
Mon, Sep 25
Essentials of Story Structure, 6 – 9pm
Three Act Structure for Screenwriters, 6 – 9pm
Mon, Oct 2
Narrative Personal Essay/Memoir Essentials, 6 – 9pm
Elements of Fiction: Characterization, 6 – 9pm
Mon, Oct 16
Op-Ed Essentials, 6 – 9pm
6 Weeks, 6 Stories, 6 – 9pm for 6 weeks
Mon, Oct 23
Writing Dialogue, 6 – 9pm
6 Weeks, 6 Essays, 6 – 9pm for 6 weeks
Mon, Nov 6
Discovering Meaning within Story Structure, 6 – 9pm
Mon, Nov 20
Writing Action Scenes, 6 – 9pm
Mon, Nov 27
Micro Fiction, 6 – 9pm

Mark Fogarty is a Rhode Island resident and longtime GrubStreet instructor. He is an expert in the mono-myth, story structure and screenwriting. He’ll instruct students in how to write different types of scenes and create natural-sounding dialogue.

Ethan Gilsdorf is longtime GrubStreet instructor and board member, Providence resident, writer, journalist and teacher, author of Fantasy Freaks and Gaming Geeks. He’ll teach memoir, personal essay and op-ed writing at School One.  
Annie Hartnett is a Providence resident and author of Rabbit Cake, which was selected as an Indies Introduce title and an Indie Next Pick by the American Booksellers Association, as well as an Amazon Best Book of the Month (March). She’ll teach short story writing and help students bring their characters to life.

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