Portrait of a Writing Center


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 BostonRather 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.

Kelly Lynn Thomas reads, writes, and sometimes sews in Pittsburgh, PA. Her creative work has appeared in Sou’wester, Thin Air Magazine, Heavy Feather Review, metazen, and others, and she received her MFA in Creative Writing from Chatham University. She is hopelessly obsessed with Star Wars and can always be found with a large mug of tea. She also runs the very small Wild Age Press. Read more at kellylynnthomas.com. More from this author →