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    >My new video "A HARD DAY'S KNIGHT," in which I don chain mail to find glory, donuts and spare change for my quest. BIGGER SCREEN ON YOU TUBE

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    Come study the essay with me



    I'll be leading GrubStreet's 2019-2020 Essay Incubator program.

    Over 8 months (Sept-April), you'll take a deep dive into essay craft and tradition, work on 3 to 5 essays inthe company of other serious essayists, and workshop and revise three of them in preparation for publication. I'll invite guest writers and editors into the classroom to share their secrets, and you'll get a professional look at your work at Grub's Muse and the Marketplace conference. Among other cool things. You can read more details here. (Note: fellowships are available.)

    I'll be holding a Free Open House and Info Session on Thursday, June 27th at 6pm at GrubStreet in Boston (sign-up in advance here, if you think you can make it). The open house will be a chance for you to ask any questions you may have about the Incubator re: the workload; application process; schedule; my teaching philosophy, or anything else. Perhaps most importantly, it's a chance to find out if the program is right for you. Drinks and snacks provided!

    You can apply whether or not you attend the open house. In either case, let me know if you have questions.


    Ethan Gilsdorf
    writer | teacher | critic | nerd
    ethan [at] | | @ethanfreak | YouTube



    Writing and the Literary Life in Rhode Island

    Over 100 folks came out to the ”Writing and the Literary Life in Rhode Island" roundtable and meet-and-greet on Monday, September 17, that I helped organized with GrubStreet and SchoolOne. The event featured representatives from literary and writing organizations across the state including Frequency Writers, What Cheer Writers Club, Reading with Robin/Point Street Reading Series, Rhode Island Center for the Book, Association of Rhode Island Authors, Ocean State Review, and others. 

    here are some photos from the event itself, and you can watch my video interview preview of the event here on GoLocal Prov LIVE below. 

    Preview of the event here on GoLocal Prov LIVE below. 




    Providence: Your New Favorite Lit Scene?


    June/July classes at Grub Street