Over at Lit Hub, Michele Filgate is writing a series of articles on six of the country’s top writing centers, starting with GrubStreet in Boston. Rather than competing with MFA programs for students, GrubStreet Executive Director Eve Bridburg sees writing centers as adding to the literary landscape:
I see a healthier, bigger ecosystem with more opportunity for more writers. Places like GrubStreet provide affordable and accessible educational opportunities for many students unable to commit the money or the time toward an MFA. We have many students who come to us before pursuing an MFA and other who join post-MFA to find fellow writers.