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Novel Writing Workshop for Queer, Trans, and/or Nonbinary Writers

10 Mondays from 6:00pm-9:00pm, starting January 24th, 2022 via Zoom This class is for queer, trans, and/or nonbinary novelists who have taken advanced workshops before, are well versed in matters of craft, and who have already made some progress on a first draft. Many queer, trans, and/or nonbinary writers may have experienced workshops in the […]

VIRTUAL OPEN HOUSE: 9-Month Novel Immersive for LGBTQ+ Writers

Thinking of applying to the Novel Immersive for LGBTQ+ Writers? GrubStreet will host an online Q&A session with instructor Milo Todd on Tuesday, February 22nd, from 6:00-7:00pm EST. Milo will answer any questions you have about the Novel Immersive, including the workload, the application process, what the program does and doesn’t entail, the schedule, the philosophy […]

Writing Messy Queer Characters

2 Saturdays from 12:00pm-3:00pm, starting Saturday, March 12th via Zoom Disney villains, disaster lesbians, and hot trans messes, oh my! In this 3-hour, two-day class, we’ll look at “good” messy queers, “bad” messy queers, stereotypes, redemption, interiority, and mainstream media representations. Along with a lecture segment, we’ll also take time to discuss some common anxieties […]

Novel in Progress

8 Thursdays from 6:00pm-9:00pm, starting March 24th, 2022 via Zoom First drafts of novels can be messy, amorphous, and daunting. Sometimes, extensive critical feedback can be counterproductive before the first draft is finished, yet writers often find themselves losing focus without support and guidance. In class, we will do exercises, discuss craft issues—characterization, the protagonist's […]

APPLICATION DEADLINE: 9-Month Novel Immersive for LGBTQ+ Writers

9 Months on Tuesdays from 6:00pm-9:00pm EST, starting June 7th, 2022 via Zoom For LGBTQ+ writers, a lack of queer-focused guidance, support, and community in writing workshops can stifle or even stall progress for novels. Taking place over nine months, the Novel Immersive for LGBTQ+ Writers is a program uniquely designed to fill this void […]

Writing Transgender Characters

90-minute session via Zoom With demand for transgender and nonbinary narratives on the rise, more cisgender (non- trans/nonbinary) people are adding trans and nonbinary characters to their stories. But what can you do to make sure you’re providing accurate representation? In this session, we will explore the "Three E’s" of wanting to write a trans/nonbinary […]

9-Month Novel Immersive for LGBTQ+ Writers

9 Months on Tuesdays from 6:00pm-9:00pm EST, starting June 7th, 2022 via Zoom For LGBTQ+ writers, a lack of queer-focused guidance, support, and community in writing workshops can stifle or even stall progress for novels. Taking place over nine months, the Novel Immersive for LGBTQ+ Writers is a program uniquely designed to fill this void […]